Stonehill College Skyhawks (9-3, 4-2 NE-10)
Bentley University Falcons (9-2, 6-0 NE-10)
Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Dana Athletic Center - Waltham, Mass.
Last time out: Bridgeport 84, Stonehill 82 (12/30/15 at Bridgeport, Conn.) RECAP
Streak: Lost 1
#11 Ryan Logan (Jr, F, Fredericktown, Ohio) - 19.1 ppg, .503 FG%, .457 3pt%, .750 FT%, 9.9 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.1 spg
#10 Carter Smith (Sr, G, Columbus, Ohio) - 15.3 ppg, .509 FG%, .506 3pt%, .829 FT%, 2.3 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.4 spg
#21 Pierce Cumpstone (Sr, F, Bainbridge Township, Ohio) - 12.5 ppg, .528 FG%, 8.7 rpg, 1.9 bpg
Notes: Stonehill, ranked fourth in the most recent D2SIDA East Regional poll, aims to get back on the winning track as it opens 2016 with a return to Northeast-10 play with a key midseason clash at rival Bentley... The Skyhawks close out a season-long four game road trip which has seen them play to a 1-2 record through the first three games after Wednesday night's two-point setback at Bridgeport... Of Stonehill's three losses, two have been decided by two points and the third a five point game decided in overtime... Junior Ryan Logan enters tonight's game 74 points shy of 1,000 points after senior teammate Carter Smith reached the milestone at Bloomfield two weeks ago, becoming the program's 38th 1,000-point scorer... Smith notched his second double-double of the season (and career) at Bridgeport on Wednesday... Stonehill ranks sixth in the NE-10 for scoring offense (81.8 ppg), fourth in field goal percentage (.483), second in three-point percentage (.426) and assists per game (17.3), third for fewest fouls per game (16.3) and fifth for steals per game (6.2)... The Skyhawks lead the NE-10 in rebound margin (+7.8) and rank third for scoring defense (70.5 ppg).
Last time out: Bentley 91, Molloy 58 (12/30/15 at Waltham, Mass) RECAP
Streak: Won 5
#32 Tyler McFarland (Sr, F, Rockport, Maine) - 24.5 ppg, .544 FG%, .897 FT%, 6.6 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.9 bpg
#14 Alex Furness (Sr, G, Wells, Maine) - 15.8 ppg, .578 FG%, .515 3pt%, .867 FT%, 4.8 rpg, 3.4 apg
#13 Keegan Hyland (PG, G, South Portland, Maine) - 15.7 ppg, .527 FG%, 7.5 rpg, 3.1 apg
Notes: Bentley, receiving votes in both national Division II poll and ranked third in the D2SIDA East Regional poll, looks to remain perfect in Northeast-10 play as it opens the New Year winners of five straight after a 5-0 run through the month of December... Senior Tyler McFarland leads the Northeast-10 in scoring... Bentley ranks third in the NE-10 for scoring offense (86.1 ppg) as the top shooting team in the Conference (.521 FG%), ranking fourth in three-point percentage (.408) and assists per game (16.8) and being whistled for the fewest fouls per game (13.3)... Defensively, the Falcons rank seventh for scoring defense (73.5 ppg) and third in rebound margin (+5.9).