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January 15, 2013

Merchant Marine Set to Tangle With Moravian

Game Notes - PDF

Setting the Scene... The United States Merchant Marine Academy Mariners (7-6, 1-4) will take on the #22 ranked Greyhounds of Moravian College (14-2, 5-0) Wednesday night at 7:00 PM in Kings Point, NY.  Moravian enters the contest nationally ranked and boasting a 5-0 in-conference record.  USMMA is coming into the matchup fresh off of a 19-point victory over York College, and looking to snap a four-game losing skid in Landmark Conference games.

Series History...
Merchant Marine is 3-8 all-time against the Greyhounds, last beating them by a score of 78-69 (OT) during the 2008-09 season.  Moravian defeated the Mariners earlier this year by a 74-51 differential in Bethlehem, PA. 

Scouting the Greyhounds...
Despite a 60-53 Monday night loss to TCNJ, Moravian enters Wednesday night's matchup as one of the hottest teams in the conference, ranked 22nd in the D3hoops.com poll, and sitting atop the Landmark standings.  Sophomore forward Alexis Wright has been dominant so far this season for the Greyhounds, ranking fourth in the Landmark Conference with 17.2 points per game and leading the conference with 12.2 rebounds per game.

Senior Scorers... 
Senior captains Tamara Kaileh (13.2 PPG) and Roshenda Josephs (10.8 PPG) have been the most consistent scoring threats for the Mariners, tallying 10 points or more in a combined 18 games.  Josephs is coming off an impressive performance in a 53-34 victory over York College, in which she filled the score sheet tallying 19 points, eight rebounds, seven steals, and five assists. 

Turning the Tides...
In all seven of Merchant Marine's wins this season, they have forced 20 or more turnovers.  They are also a perfect 6-0 when turning the ball over less than their opposition.  Josephs has helped pave the way in creating extra possessions, leading the Landmark Conference with 4.2 steals per game.

Up Next...
USMMA will travel to Huntingdon, PA to face the Eagles of Juniata College (11-4, 2-2) Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2:00 PM.