BOSTON – Coming off its seventh-straight win, the Suffolk women's basketball team heads back out on the road Saturday, Jan. 21 when it visits Mount Ida for a 1 p.m. matchup.
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LAST TIME OUT
Three different Rams poured in double figures and two notched double-double efforts as the Suffolk women's basketball team cruised past Rivier, 85-53, Thursday night inside Regan Gymnasium for its seventh straight victory.
RUNDOWN ON THE RAMS
Suffolk women's basketball is on a roll as of late with the Rams undefeated in the 2017 portion of its schedule to sit at 12-5 overall and 7-1 against conference competition.
The Rams post the third-best offense in the GNAC with 68.7 ppg with a pair of upperclassmen contributing double figures. Georgia Bourikas and Kelsey Schiebel each contribute 10.8 ppg to lead the way with Alexis Hackett contributing 9.2 ppg and Caitlyn Caramello pitching in 8.3 ppg.
Defensively, the Rams pull down the league's best in rebounds in 46.2 per game, including 31.7 boards on the defensive end, which tops the conference. Suffolk's outrebounding its opponents by a 9.0 margin, which also sits atop league counterparts. Katelyn Rourke is the Rams' main ingredient on the glass grabbing 7.5 rpg. Caramello adds 7.1 rpg to the effort with Alexandra Clarke and Hackett adding 6.2 rpg.
MUSTANGS MUST KNOW
Since falling to Suffolk last Saturday (Jan. 14), Mount Ida did not find its winning momentum dropping a contest at St. Joseph (Conn.) (66-60) and falling to Albertus Magnus (87-71) to move to 3-12 overall and 0-7 in league play.
The Mustangs, who are on a six-game skid, receive a 10.2 effort from senior forward Brittany Crosby. She is the lone player for Mt. Ida to register double digits with Katlyn Jesse and Angelique Martinez adding 8.7 ppg and 8.0 ppg, respectively.
Martinez plays big on the glass for the Mustangs with the senior center pulling down the most rebounds per game not just for Mt. Ida, but in the league with 11.8 rpg. Crosby contributes 6.4 rpg to the Mustangs' 42.4 rpg effort.
WE MEET AGAIN
The Suffolk women's basketball team kept its 2017 portion of its schedule unbeaten as the Rams knocked off their fifth straight opponent, defeating Mount Ida, 81-50, in GNAC action Saturday afternoon inside Regan Gymnasium.
INSIDE THE SERIES
Suffolk is undefeated, 12-0, all-time versus Mount Ida since the series began in 2007.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Since November 28 the GNAC Corvias Rookie of the Week has donned Suffolk blue-and-gold with Alexis Hackett earning five honors, including four straight, and Katelyn Rourke picking up the nod Dec. 5.
BEST ROOK IN NEW ENGLAND
After collecting her fifth GNAC Corvias Rookie of the Week nod this season, Suffolk women's basketball's Alexis Hackett earned another recognition as the NEWBA named her Rookie of the Week, the association announced Monday afternoon.
MORE READING: NEWBA Recognizes Hackett as Rookie of the Week, Again
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 a few days off before venturing to Johnson & Wales Thursday, Jan. 26 for a 7 p.m. contest.