Stonehill (8-1, 4-1 NE-10)
Southern N.H. (5-4, 2-3 NE-10)
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
SNHU Fieldhouse - Manchester, N.H.
SERIES: SNHU leads, 28-24
LAST MEETING: SNHU 71, Stonehill 59 (03/14/15 at Springfield, Mass. - NCAA Tournament First Round) RECAP
Last time out: Stonehill 83, Saint Rose 71 (12/09/15 at Easton, Mass.) RECAP
Streak: Won 5
#11 Ryan Logan (Jr, F, Fredericktown, Ohio) - 20.0 ppg, .526 FG%, .412 3pt%, .706 FT%, 10.2 rpg, 4.0 apg, 0.9 spg
#10 Carter Smith (Sr, G, Columbus, Ohio) - 16.1 ppg, .517 FG%, .518 3pt%, .867 FT%, 2.2 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.4 spg
#21 Pierce Cumpstone (Sr, F, Bainbridge Township, Ohio) - 11.6 ppg, .480 FG%, 9.1 rpg, 1.9 bpg
Notes: Stonehill, receiving votes in the D2SIDA Top 25 media poll for the second straight week and ranked second in the D2SIDA East Region poll, is off to an 8-1 start for the first time since 2005 after a late run led to a fifth straight win and an 83-71 decision over Saint Rose in a non-conference battle at Merkert Gym on Wednesday... The Skyhawks, who played seven of their first nine at home, open a four game road trip that will stretch past the New Year this afternoon... Senior Carter Smith enters today's game 18 points shy of becoming the program's 38th 1,000-point scorer... Junior Ryan Logan is averaging a double-double, ranking second in the NE-10 for rebounding and sixth for scoring... Stonehill leads the NE-10 in rebound margin (+9.1), while ranking fifth for scoring (83.7 ppg), fourth in field goal percentage (.483) and third for three-point percentage (.421), while also ranking second for assists per game (17.3) and fifth for blocked shots per game (3.2)... Defensively, the Skyhawks are second in scoring defense (68.7 ppg), fourth for field goal percentage defense (.412) and sixth in three-point percentage defense (.354).
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Last time out: SNHU 78, Merrimack 63 (12/09/15 at Manchester, N.H.) RECAP
Streak: Won 1
#24 Rodney Sanders (Elizabeth, N.J.) - 19.2 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 3.2 APG, 1.0 SPG, .549 FG%, .481 3-FG%, .867 FT%
#3 Chris Walters (Stamford, Conn.) - 14.8 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 1.9 APG, .514 FG%, .466 3-FG%, .758 FT%
#20 Daquaise Andrews (Queens, N.Y.) - 12.8 PPG, 5.8 RPG 1.9 APG, 1.1 SPG, .435 FG%
Notes: Southern New Hampshire has now won two of three following a 78-63 victory against Merrimack on Wednesday. The Penmen led by one more than five minutes into the second half when they scored 14 straight as part of a 27-4 rush that broke the game open with just over six-and-a-half minutes to play. Senior Rodney Sanders tallied a game-high 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists, with junior Chris Walters adding his fifth double-double of the season with 15 points and 12 rebounds, which matched his career high. Freshman Daquaise Andrews netted 15 points and grabbed six rebounds, while junior Devin Gilligan posting 12 points, six boards, three assists, two steals and a block.