BOSTON – The Suffolk women's basketball team looks to extend its win streak to three as the Rams conclude a four-game road trip Tuesday, Jan. 10 when they stop by Anna Maria for a 5 p.m. GNAC tip-off.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Suffolk women's basketball team knocked off its second straight opponent as the Rams took down St. Joseph (Conn.), 66-45, Sunday afternoon inside Brunelli Court.
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RUNDOWN ON THE RAMS
Thanks to its two-game win steak, Suffolk improved to 7-5 on the season and 2-1 against conference competition.
The Rams are recording the third-highest point total amongst the league with 66.4 ppg thanks to the third highest shooting percentage in the conference (39.2) and best connection rate from behind the arc (35.2).
When it comes to rebounds, the Rams hold a 7.3 margin over their opponents, a number good for second in the GNAC. Junior Caitlyn Caramello and freshman Katelyn Rourke are the main ingredients to Suffolk's 37.8 rpg with 7.3 boards per outing apiece.
A BIT ABOUT THE AMCATS
Since tallying win marks in its first two games of 2016-17, Anna Maria has dropped eight straight including league contests against Simmons (60-53) Rivier (70-64) and Lasell (68-61) to bring a 2-8 overall mark and 0-3 league ledger into Tuesday night.
The AMCATS 55.9 ppg offense is buoyed by Nicole Mareiro's 13.2 ppg. Christina Gauvin and Deja Taitt also contribute double digits for Anna Maria with 11.2 ppg and 10.2 ppg, respectively.
Taitt and Gauvin are the main ingredients to the AMCATS 38.6 rpg with the former grabbing 7.4 rpg and the latter pulling down 6.8 rpg.
Suffolk is undefeated (5-0) all-time against Anna Maria with the series beginning in 2011-12. The Rams won last season's meeting, 73-45, in Boston.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Suffolk's freshman class has dominated the GNAC Corvias Rookie of the Week as of late with the Rams taking the last four weekly accolades. Overall, Alexis Hackett, who garnered the honor three times including back-to-back honors Dec. 12 and Jan. 3, and Katelyn Rourke, who picked up her first collegiate nod Dec. 5, have taken home 80 percent (4-5) of the conference's best rookie over a seven day stretch accolades this season.
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BEST ROOK IN NEW ENGLAND
After collecting her second GNAC Corvias Rookie of the Week accolade Dec. 12, Alexis Hackett added more hardware to her growing collection as the freshman was named New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Rookie of the Week the same day the association announced.
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 returns to the friendly confines of Regan Gymnasium as the Rams will be in front of their home crowd for the first time in 2017 when they entertain Albertus Magnus Thursday, Jan. 12. Game time is slated to begin at 5 p.m.