WRITTEN BY GREG ALCALA
The St. Francis College women’s basketball team is back in action tonight playing host to Robert Morris University.
Terriers are fresh off of concluding their two game losing streak to the likes of Wagner College and Sacred Heart University, by beating Saint Francis University 82-74.
It’s been an admirable season so far and heading into tonight’s matchup, the Terriers have a chance to not only avenge their previous loss to RMU in their first meeting of the year, a double overtime thriller 101-95, but to also gain some ground regarding their seeding for the NEC Tournament.
RMU will arrive in Brooklyn tonight as the number one seed in the NEC conference with a boasting 13-2 record against NEC teams.
RMU enters tonight’s matchup as winners of their last five games. A winning streak which began ironically beating the Terriers.
RMU has three players that average in double-digit points. Senior forward Artemis Spanou is averaging 18.7 points per game.
Freshman guard Anna Niki Stamolamprou is averaging 12.2 points per game. Sophomore guard Ashely Ravelli averages 10.0 points per game.
Together the trio averages 40.9 points in total. They are a big factor for the RMU offense.
In most of the Terriers wins this season, the three point shot has been an integral part of their offensive arsenal. They shoot a solid .357% from the three point range for the season.
The team is led by Junior guard Katie Fox who is shooting .431% from behind the arc. Junior guard Eilidh Simpson’s is right behind her shooting .388%.
Followed by Junior forward Jamyee Veney’s who is shooting .361%.
The Terriers will need that shot tonight along with a strong defensive stand to limit RMU’s offensive attack. Robert Morris University scores 72.3 points per game within the conference.
Currently the Terriers are in a three way tie for 4th place. They are joined by Bryant University & Sacred Heart University.
The three teams are behind Saint Francis University, who maintains a slightly better NEC division record of 9-6 to the Terriers 8-7.
Obtaining a victory tonight will improve the Terriers NEC Division record to 9-7. A potential loss by SFU, who are in action tonight visiting Mount St. Mary’s will present a tie for third place.
A win tonight and a loss by SFU will give the Terriers an opportunity to move up within the ranks of the NEC conference to earn the best advantage for postseason success.
This is a significant matchup for the Terriers with only two games left following tonight’s match. A win tonight would definitely speak volumes to what this team can accomplish once the month of March begins.