Friday, December 15, 2017

GAME PREVIEW: Huskies to Host Jefferson for Saturday Non-Conference Matinee

The Huskies welcome a tough non-conference opponent in the Jefferson University Rams on Saturday (Dec. 16). This will be the last game for the Huskies before the Christmas holiday. In lieu of admission, fans are encouraged to bring a new or gently-used toy to donate to Toys for Tots.

The Huskies are 9-11 all-time versus Jefferson (formerly Philadelphia University).
Bloomsburg lost to Jefferson University (formerly Philadelphia University) 57-48 in Philadelphia last season on Nov. 27, 2016. Morgan Klunk led the Huskies with 12 points, while Alex Ross added nine. Meghan Corridoni (Exeter, Pa./Holy Redeemer) also scored nine, along with six from Taylor Montana (Berwick, Pa./Berwick). Casey Warley contributed five, while Marissa Molnar (Erie, Pa./McDowell)added four and Alyssa Mack (Walnutport, Pa./Allentown Central Catholic) chipped in three.
The Huskies knocked off Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) West opponent Clarion 52-42 at the Nelson Field House back on Saturday (Dec. 9). As a team, Bloomsburg shot 41.9 percent from the floor, just 15.4 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. A career-high 17 points from Montana was also a game-high, supported by a season-high 10 from Mack. Five other Huskies scored in the win. Bloomsburg pulled down 35 rebounds in the contest, 31 of them on the defensive glass. Montana pulled down a team-high nine, finishing one board shy of a double-double. Megan Brandt (Lebanon, Pa./Northern Lebanon)Taylor Sneidman (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) and Emma Saxton (York, Pa./Central York) each had a team-high three helpers in the win, with Brandt tying a career-high.
The Rams defeated Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) opponent Holy Family on the road 73-67 back on Saturday (Dec. 9). Four Rams scored in double figures, led by 18 points from Erin Maher. Rachel Day dropped 15, while Caitlyn Cunningham added 12. Jessica Kaminski was the final double-digit scorer with 11. She also led the rebounding effort with 11 to complete a double-double.
The Huskies score 55.6 points per game, but also give up 59.2 points per game, the fourth-lowest total in the PSAC. The team pulls down 38.2 boards per game, while allowing 39.0 per game, which is ninth in the league. Corridoni leads the scoring effort individually, averaging 8.0 points per game. Montana is close in second with a 7.8 scoring average, while Brandt (6.1) and Mack (6.0) are in third and fourth respectively. Montana is the team's leading rebounder, pulling down 5.5 boards per game. Leah Myers (York, Pa./Eastern York) is second on the team, hauling in 4.9 rebounds per game. Five Huskies have dished out double-digit assists on the season, led by Sneidman's 23. Payton Spadaccino (Ivyland, Pa./Council Rock South) has 19, while Saxton and Mack each have 17 and Brandt has 14.
The Rams are second in the CACC in both scoring offense and scoring defense, scoring 70.1 points per game and giving up just 59.0 per game. They are third in the league in rebounding hauling in 43.9 boards per game while owning a +3.6 rebounding margin which is second in the league. Kaminski's team-high 11.9 points per game is 17th individually in the league, while Maher's 11.8 points per game is 18th. Day's mark of 11.5 points per game is 21st in the CACC. Kaminski's 88 total rebounds are fourth in the league, while also leading the team.
The Huskies return from Christmas break for a PSAC matchup at Lock Haven on Dec. 30. Tip-off for that game is slated for 1:00 p.m. 
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