Setting the Scene... Coming off their first loss of the season, the Mariners will try to get back to their winning ways on the road against the Beavers of CCNY, Wednesday night at 7:30 PM.
Series History... USMMA is 10-2 all-time against CCNY, defeating the Beavers 56-40 in Kings Point a year ago. The Mariners have won their last eight meetings against CCNY, and haven't lost to the Beavers since the 2002-03 season.
Scouting the Beavers... CCNY comes into this game with a 1-4 overall record and a 1-1 record in the CUNY Athletic Conference. Freshman forward Bria Fisher (Elmont, NY) and junior forward Syreeta Williams (Queens, NY) are both averaging double figures for the Beavers putting up 12.4 and 11.6 points per game respectively. In their previous game against Medgar Evers, Fisher scored a game high 15 points, shooting 6-7 from the field in a CCNY victory.
A-"Shendi"-ng the Leaderboards... Senior captain Shendi Josephs (Culpeper, VA) currently leads the Mariners in scoring with 12.0 points per game, in steals with 13 total and ranks second in the Lanmark Conference with 3.2 steals per game.
Breaking Down the "Walz"... Despite not actually recording a double-double this season, Kristina Walz (Monona, IA) is averaging a double-double with 10.5 points per game and 10.3 rebounds per game. She is currently ranked fourth in the Landmark Conference in rebounds per game.
"Resor" Sharp... Sophomore forward Rebecca Resor (Bay St. Louis, MS) recorded the Mariners' first double-double of the season Monday night, coming off the bench to score 11 points and grab 11 rebounds in a losing effort to Rutgers-Camden.
Geographically Diverse... USMMA sports a 12 player roster with each member hailing from a different state. This makes Merchant Marine the only team in NCAA Division-III basketball without having players from duplicate home states. States Represented: (AZ, CA, CO, CT, IA, IL, MS, NJ, NY, OR, PA, VA)
Up Next... USMMA will take on back-to-back Landmark Conference foes this weekend as they head to Moravian (6-0, 1-0 LC) on Saturday and Scranton (6-0, 1-0 LC) on Sunday.
LiveStats for this game are available at: http://www.sidearmstats.com/ccny/wbball/xlive.htm