Mustangs Travel to Salisbury Tuesday

Mustangs Travel to Salisbury Tuesday

2018-19 Stevenson Women's Basketball
at Salisbury - Tuesday, November 20 - 7 pm

COMPLETE NOTES (PDF)

STORY LINES

  • Stevenson returns five of its top six scorers and 69% of its offensive output from a season ago.  A total of 10 members of the roster are returning from last season.
  • The Mustangs were picked second in the MAC Commonwealth preseason coaches poll behind defending conference champion and nationally-ranked Messiah.
  • Sophomore Denia Campbell was named the MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week Monday after averaging 19 points and three assists per game while shooting 52%from the floor.
  • Senior Jonyae Curry is a two-time MAC Commonwealth all-conference performer.  She was a Second Team choice in 2018 and an Honorable Mention selection in 2017.  Curry enters the Christopher Newport game 223 points shy of 1,000 for her career.
  • Junior Hannah Crist has started all but one game over her first two-plus seasons.  She enters the week 12 three-pointers shy of 100, as she has 88 in 62 career games.
  • Freshman Olivia Coleman led the MAC Commonwealth with 64 blocked shots in 28 games last season.
  • Stevenson scored a single-game record 92 points in a 92-51 win against Methodist on November 17.  The previous record of 90 was set against Polytechnic on January 17, 2005.
  • The Mustangs are 31-2 since the start of the 2016-17 season when shooting a higher field goal percentage than its opponent.
  • Stevenson has made five straight postseason appearances.  The Mustangs qualified for the ECAC championship in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and won the Commonwealth Conference title and the program's first-ever NCAA berth in 2015.
  • Stevenson begins MAC Commonwealth play next week, traveling to Lebanon Valley on Wednesday, November 28 before hosting Lycoming on Saturday, December 1.

SERIES HISTORY

•   Stevenson has faced Salisbury on the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving the last four seasons.  Last season the Sea Gulls posted a 64-38 win at Owings Mills Gymnasium, while in 2016-17 Salisbury was a 63-55 victor on its home floor.  Stevenson won 47-41 in Owings Mills during the 2015-16 season.

SCOUTING STEVENSON

•   Stevenson won a pair of games at the Jean Edge Classic hosted by North Carolina Wesleyan this weekend, defeating Methodist 92-51 and the host Battling Bishops 83-67.  Last Wednesday, the Mustangs led 20th-ranked Christopher Newport after three quarters but fell 66-64 on the road.

SCOUTING SALISBURY

•  The Sea Gulls are off to a 3-0 start after winning a pair of games at Gwynedd Mercy's tournament over the weekend, dowing Albright 69-48 and the host Griffins 71-64.  Kaylyn French leads Salisbury with her 12.7 ppg average, while freshman Kaylee Otlowski is scoring 8.0 ppg off the bench for the Sea Gulls.

CAMPBELL NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK

•  Sophomore Denia Campbell was named the MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week Monday after averaging 19.0 ppg and 3.0 assists per game in a 2-0 week.  Campbell had 18 points in the setback at Christopher Newport, then scored a career-high 27 points on 11-13 shooting in a 92-51 win over Methodist.  She closed out the week with 12 points against North Carolina Wesleyan.

SCORING IN BUNCHES

•  Stevenson broke a nearly 14-year old record for points in a game in its 92-51 win over Methodist on November 17.  The old record of 90 points was set in a 90-61 win at Polytechnic (N.Y.) on January 17, 2005.  The 41-point margin of victory was the largest since a 76-31 win against Goucher last season.

SHOOT TO SCORE

•  Stevenson was 17-1 last season when it shot a higher percentage from the floor than its opponent in 2016-17 and was 12-0 last season.

WHAT'S NEXT

•  Stevenson opens MAC Commonwealth play on Wednesday, November 28 when it travels to Lebanon Valley.  The Mustangs then host Lycoming on Saturday, December 1.

MUSTANG SPORTS NETWORK

•  All Stevenson women's basketball home games can be seen and heard on the Mustang Sports Network.  To watch, simply visit www.gomustangsports.tv, or visit the Stevenson University Athletics Roku channel.  To listen to the broadcast of any home game, simply visit sfmsports.net.