Stonehill College Skyhawks (10-3, 5-2 NE-10)
Le Moyne College Dolphins (5-6, 3-3 NE-10)
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Merkert Gymnasium - Easton, Mass.
Last time out: Stonehill 87, Bentley 75 (1/2/16 at Waltham, Mass.) RECAP
Streak: Won 1
Notes: Stonehill, receiving votes in both the NABC and D2SIDA Division II polls and ranked No. 2 in the D2SIDA East Regional poll, returns home where it has posted a 6-1 record this season after splitting a season-long four game road swing around the holidays. The Skyhawks rallied from a 14 point second half deficit to down rival Bentley on Saturday and have now won seven of nine. Junior Ryan Logan (Fredericktown, Ohio) leads the Skyhawks with 19.5 points (5th NE-10) and 9.4 rebounds (4th) per game, adding 4.1 assists (8th) and a steal per game, shooting 49.8-percent from the field, including 46% (23-50) from three-point range (13th), and converting 75% (30-40) of his free-throws (17th). Senior Carter Smith (Columbus, Ohio) adds 16.5 points (13th) on 51.9-percent shooting, including 49.4% (42-85) from three-point range (8th), and 85.4% (35-41) shooting at the line (8th), with 2.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists (7th) and 1.5 steals (4th) per contest. Senior Pierce Cumpstone (Bainbridge Township, Ohio) contributes 11.8 points, 8.5 rebounds (6th) and 1.9 blocks (3rd) per game, shooting 51.9% from the floor. Senior Adam Bramanti (Middleton, Mass.) and junior Jimmy Walsh (Manasquan, N.J.) round out the Skyhawks five double-figure scorers with 10.7 points per game each. Stonehill ranks fifth in the NE-10 for scoring (82.2 ppg), leading the NE-10 in rebound margin (+7.3/gm), ranking second for three-point percentage (.419), assists per game (17.2) and fewest fouls per game (15.5), fourth for shooting percentage (.481), fifth for steals per game (6.4) and eighth in free-throw percentage (.702) and blocked shots per game (3.1). The Skyhawks have moved up to fourth in the Conference for scoring defense (70.8 ppg), ranking eighth for field goal percentage defense (.433)
Last time out: Southern Connecticut State 83, Le Moyne 72 (1/2/16 at Syracuse, N.Y.) RECAP
Streak: Lost 1
Notes: Le Moyne, under the direction of first year head coach Patrick Beilein the son of Michigan head coach John Beilein who used to coach at Le Moyne, enters tonight's game winners of three of its last five despite an 83-72 setback to nationally regarded Southern Connecticut State in Syracuse on Saturday. The Dolphins had five players score between 11 and 18 points in their first game in 14 days. Junior forward Stan Buczek (Port Jervis, N.Y.) led the team with 18 points, including 11 in the second half, while adding a team-high eight rebounds and two assists. Senior guard Qwadere Lovell (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) and sophomore guards Anthony Richards (New Castle, Pa.) and Russell Sangster (Rockville, Md.) each scored 12 points, while Lovell had four rebounds and three assists and Richards grabbed four first-half rebounds. With his second rebound of the game, Lovell became the fifth player in the program's 68-year history to grab 300 rebounds and dish out 300 assists. Junior Tyquan Rolon (Syracuse, N.Y.) is averaging a team-high 17.6 points for the Dolphins, shooting 46.2-percent from the field, including 40.3% (25-for-62) from three-point range, while converting 73.8% of his free-throws with 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.1 steals and a blocked shot per game. Lovell is contributing 12.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per contest, shooting 41.4% (12-29) from beyond the arc, while sophomore Tanner Hyland (South Portland, Maine) adds 11 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists, shooting 41.1% from the floor, including 40.7% from three (24-59), and 95.8% (23-24) from the line. Buczek rounds out Le Moyne's double-figure scorers with 10.4 points on 68.5% shooting and 4.2 boards per game. Le Moyne ranks fifth in the NE-10 for scoring defense (72.1 ppg), ninth for field goal percentage defense (.439) and eighth for three-point field goal percentage (.349). The Dolphins are 12th in scoring (70.5 ppg), leading the NE-10 in fewest turnovers per game (10.6) and ranking fourth in free-throw percentage (.738) and blocked shots per game (3.5), ninth in shooting percentage (.437) and tenth in three-point percentage (.376).