Nov 15, 2016
Women's Basketball Notes
- The Saint Leo women’s basketball team came out of the opening weekend with a 1-1 record following a loss to Lee and a win over Shorter.
- Against Lee, Asia Royster scored a career-high 12 point. Chelsy Springs finished the game with 19 points and nine rebounds. Saint Leo dished out 19 assists and forced Lee into 16 turnovers.
- Against Shorter, junior Mary Redmond sparked the Lions off the bench, sinking eight three-point field goals to break the Saint Leo single-game record that was set back in 2011. She connected on eight of her 12 attempts and added a lay-up to finish with a team-high 26 points. Nikira Hooks added 15 points and eight rebounds on six of 11 shooting. The Lions shot 37-percent from behind the arc while holding the Hawks to just 12.5-percent.
- Redmond is currently shooting 52.9-percent from deep, hitting nine of 17. She has also grabbed 11 rebounds on the young season. Redmond’s eight threes is currently third highest in the nation for a single game.
- Springs led the Lions with 19 points against Lee, but was then plagued with fouls against Shorter. However, she still managed to grab 9.0 rebound in each game.
- Florida Southern also played both Shorter and Lee in the SSC/GSC Challenge. Southern went 2-0. Southern is shooting 46.1-percent as a team while out-rebounding their opponents by 15.5 boards per game. Jensen Blassage averaged 17.5 points per game adding 4.0 rebounds per game.
- The Saint Leo volleyball team is looking to bounce back from back-to-back losses to Lynn and Barry over the weekend. And they get a chance at instant revenge as they host Barry on Wednesday night.
- Jamee Townsend averaged 6.1 digs per set over the weekend but it was not enough to keep both Lynn and Barry at bay. Lynn took the match 3-2; 20-25, 25-20, 15-25, 25-20, 13-15. Saint Leo saw Hope Lemon put down 12 kills to lead the team, and added eight digs. Britt Sederholm added 11 kills and eight digs. Against Barry, the Lions opened with a 2-0 lead, but the Bucs took the match, 3-2; 26-24, 25-22, 22-25, 21-25, 13-15. Saint Leo saw three players hit in double-digits. Hope Lemon put down 15 kills, adding six digs and four blocks, while Annabella Arcari tallied 11 kills on 0.429 hitting, adding two blocks. Avery Bradshaw put down 10 kills in just three sets on a .308 clip on the outside.
- Lemon leads the Lions offensively with 3.40 kills per set on the season and adds 0.43 aces per set as well.
- Defensively, Townsend is averaging 5.34 digs per set to lead the team and the Sunshine State Conference.
- Barry is led by Jaeda Allen, who is averaging 3.41 kills per set on .203 hitting. She adds 2.20 digs per set as well.
- Saint Leo opens the Sunshine State Conference play after going 0-2 on the opening weekend with two tough losses to Gulf South Conference counterparts No. 5 Ala.-Huntsville (82-80) on Nov. 12 and North Alabama (101-96 OT) on Nov. 13.
- Senior standout Marcus Dewberry led all scorers on the weekend as he tallied 65 points, which pushed him into an elite group, joining 22 other Saint Leo players in scoring 1,000 career points. Dewberry scored 30 points against No. 5 UAH and 35 against North Alabama. The Lake Wales native secured the first SSC Player of the Week honor after his performance in the Lions opening weekend.
- Justin Satchell has found his role on the court as he has 24 points on the season with 17 rebounds, four assists and three blocks. Just behind Satchell is Davon Payne; Payne has scored 22 points and has secured eight rebounds. Necdet Gurkan, Tyreece Brice and Antoine Tobias all have scored in double-figures for the season after two games as Gurkan owns a 21-12-4-4 (points-rebounds-assists-steals) stat line, Brice sits at 19 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and one steal where Tobias rounds out the double figures with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
- Florida Southern comes into the contest at 0-2 after a 73-70 loss to Delta State on Nov. 11 and a 74-69 loss to West Alabama on Nov. 12. LaBrian Shiflet leads the Moccasins scoring front as he scored 34 points in two games with 14 against Delta State and 20 against West Alabama.
- Brett Hanson is second in line as he scored 31 points on the weekend just ahead of Jeremiah Davis (26 total points) and Jarel Spellman (21 total points).
- Hanson led the Mocs in the first game of the year with 18 points and 10 rebounds for the first double-double of the season. Shiflet and Spellman led the team on Saturday with 20 points and 13 rebounds, respectively.