BOSTON – The Suffolk women's basketball team looks to continue its winning ways Saturday, Jan. 14 when the Rams welcome Mt. Ida to Regan Gymnasium for a GNAC showdown.
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For the third time this season, Suffolk's basketball teams will partake in a double header. The women's squad gets the action going at 5 p.m. versus Albertus Magnus with the men's team hosting the Falcons in the nightcap at 7:15 p.m.
Both of the Rams' squads are 1-1 this season when playing the same day inside Regan Gymnasium with each team winning the last outing. The women's team defeated Johnson & Wales in a one-point thriller, 61-60, while the men's team took down Norwich, 61-52.
LAST TIME OUT
Playing in front of its home crowd for the first time in 2017, the Suffolk women's basketball team put on a show as it cruised past Albertus Magnus 71-53 in GNAC action Thursday night inside Regan Gymnasium for its fourth consecutive victory.
RUNDOWN ON THE RAMS
With its win over Albertus Magnus, Suffolk moved into a tie with Emmanuel for first-place in the GNAC South Standings with a 4-1 league ledger and a 9-5 overall record.
The Rams' offense, which has been firing on all cylinders as of late, ranks second in the standings amongst conference schools at 66.7 ppg. The blue-and-gold does not rely heavily on one standout superstar rather a well-balanced effort that is paced by a twosome of seniors in Georgia Bourikas (10.9 ppg) and Kesley Schiebel (10.4 ppg).
MUSTANGS MUST KNOW
Mount Ida rides a three-game skid into Saturday, which put the Mustangs at 3-9 on the year and 0-4 against conference competition.
The Mustangs' offense produces 56.1 ppg and is led by Brittany Crosby's 10.8 ppg. Defensively, Mt. Ida grabs 42.3 rpg, but is being outrebounded by its opponents by a 3.3 margin. Angelique Martinez paces not only the Mustangs, but the league with 13.6 boards per outing.
Since the series began in 2007, Suffolk has not dropped a single meeting to Mt. Ida to lead the all-time series, 11-0.
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 takes one days rest before trekking to Norwich on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 16) for a 7 p.m. GNAC contest.