JANUARY 20 | 1:00 PM
BOSTON – After capturing its 10th consecutive victory Thursday night, the Suffolk women's basketball hits the road Saturday, Jan. 20 for a 1 p.m. battle with GNAC newcomer Regis.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Suffolk women's basketball team kept its composure and held a Norwich team that heated up late in the fourth to take a 56-48 GNAC win Thursday night inside Regan Gymnasium.
Suffolk improved to 12-2 overall and remained unbeaten in conference competition at 5-0 thanks to its 10th consecutive win, a 56-48 victory over Norwich Thursday.
The Rams' well-balanced 71.0 ppg offense is paced by a senior, freshman pair in Georgia Bourikas and Jenni-Rose DiCecco, who have nearly identical averages in 15.3 ppg and 15.2 ppg, respectively. Alexis Hackett (9.6 ppg) and Jordan HIpwell (8.2 ppg) are also consistent contributors.
Hackett is Suffolk's main force on the glass. The sophomore pulls down 11.4 ppg to anchor the Rams' 43.9 rpg effort. Hipwell adds 6.6 rpg with Bourikas chipping in 6.5 rpg.
Regis saw its NCAA record conference 118-game win streak come to an end Thursday night by the hands of Johnson & Wales. The 77-68 setback put the Pride at 8-7 overall and 6-1 versus league foes.
A trio of upperclassmen led the Pride on both ends of the hardwood paced by Brittany Stone's double-double effort of 19.1 ppg and 11.9 ppg. Shannon Hayes provides 13.0 ppg and 5.9 rpg with Sam D'Angelo rounding out the threesome with 12.0 ppg and 7.1 rpg.
The Suffolk, Regis rivalry dates back to 1987, but the teams have not met since 2015. The Rams trail the all-time series, 4-11, and look for their first win over the Pride since the 1998-99 season when the blue-and-gold defeated Regis, 78-53.
Suffolk sealed the best start in the program's 35-year history at 8-2 with its 74-67 win over Emerson Dec. 12. Now at 12-2, the Rams continue to keep up the history setting ways.
The Rams have rattled off 10 consecutive wins. The Win streak marks the longest for the blue-and-gold since stringing 12 victories together in the 2000-01 season.
Suffolk's 5-0 start to league play is the best since matching that number to open conference competition in the 2012-13 slate.
Georgia Bourikas looks to stamp her name in the Rams' record book this season. The senior is just 65 points shy of the coveted 1,000-point milestone. The guard from Hull, Massachusetts, also looks to move her current fourth-place standing on the all-time treys made list with 127 up, while she also has the chance to seal up spots on the all-time assists (186) and blocks (33) list.
Suffolk is set to take on Simmons Tuesday, Jan. 23 in front of its home crowd at Regan Gymnasium. Game time is slated for 7 p.m.