BOSTON – After six days off for the Thanksgiving break, the Suffolk women's basketball team travels to Wentworth Monday, Nov. 28. The Rams' final non-conference tune-up is set to begin at 7 p.m.
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LAST TIME OUT
After a neck-and-neck first-half, Colby Sawyer outscored the Suffolk women's basketball team 27-12 in the third quarter and went on to defeat the Rams, 75-57, Tuesday night at the Dan & Kathleen Hogan Sports Center.
RUNDOWN ON THE RAMS
Suffolk moved to 2-2 on the year following its setback at Colby Sawyer Nov. 22.
Georgia Bourikas is the lone Rams contributing double figures in points as the senior provides 15.0 ppg and is shooting 41.7 percent from the field and 60.0 percent from long range. Classmate Kelsey Schiebel and junior Caitlyn Caramello are also offensive threats, contributing 9.5 ppg and 9.0 ppg, respectively.
Katelyn Rourke paces Suffolk on the glass as the freshman grabs 7.5 rpg with Caramello (7.3 rpg) and Bourikas (6.5 rpg) adding to the Rams' 44.5 rpg.
LOOK AT THE LEOPARDS
Wentworth dropped its first three games, before snapping the skid with a 66-52 win over GNAC member St. Joseph (Conn.) Nov. 22 to carry a 1-3 mark into Monday night.
Haley Sabino (10.5 ppg) and Sam McGibbon (10.3 ppg) lead the Leopards' 50.3 ppg offense with Kellie Messer pulling down a team-best 9.5 rpg.
Suffolk and Wentworth have a storied history, which dates back to 1986. The Rams have excelled against the Leopards, leading the all-time series 23-9 and are 10-2 as the away team. Suffolk has rattled off the past five wins in the all-time series including a 64-49 victory inside Regan Gymnasium last season.
EYES ON THE GAME
Suffolk's entire six-game November slate will be played on the road, marking the first time since 2002-03 that the Rams played the entire first month of action as the away team. The six-contest stretch away from home to open the 2016-17 campaign marks the longest season-opening road trip since 1999-00, when the blue-and-gold played seven straight contests on the road.
SUFFOLK FREE RADIO
Suffolk Athletics has teamed up with Suffolk Free Radio to bring Ram Nation live broadcast events this year including multiple home and away women's basketball contests.
The pre-game shows are set to launch 15 minutes prior to tip-off of all contests and fans can follow along at mixlr.com/suffolkfreeradio/.
Suffolk opens is GNAC slate in a mid-week match at Emmanuel Thursday, Dec. 1. Tip-off is set to begin at 7 p.m.