Four teams in action for latest Lions Ledger

Four teams in action for latest Lions Ledger

Saturday, January 17 

  Swimming at Florida Tech (with Lynn) - 12 p.m.

Where: Panther Aquatic Center, Melbourne, Fla.
Record: SLU Men 3-0 | SLU Women 3-0-1
Website: SLU | FIT | LU

Game Notes

  • Last time the teams met, Saint Leo men’s swimming defeated Florida Tech 140-121.  Last season the schools split their wins with Florida Tech winning at a meet hosted by Lynn and Saint Leo winning in Melbourne.
  • Saint Leo women’s swimming out dueled Florida Tech 147-107 and Lynn 146.5-106.5.  Last season the Lions split with both Florida Tech and Lynn in their two meetings, with Saint Leo’s wins coming in January, exactly a year to the day from Saturday’s meet. 
  • Both teams recently competed in the Orange Bowl Classic. Matheus Assis had two individual first place finishes in the 50 fly and 50 free and assisted with first and second place finishes in the 200 free relay and 200 medley relay. Nicole Weber earned her third swimmer of the week honors for her performance.
  • Men’s swimming is ranked 10th in a midseason NCAA mock poll released by Swimming World Magazine Online.
  • Both teams have each broken six school records already this season.  Freshman Daniel Bis has posted three individual records including the 500 free, 1000 free, and 1650 free, and assisted on a record for the 800 free relay.  Freshman Natalia Garriock owns three individual records in the 50 free, 100 fly, and 100 back, as well as a leg in the 400 free relay.

  Women's Basketball vs. Lynn - 3:00 p.m.

Where: Marion Bowman Activities Center, Saint Leo, Fla.
Record: SLU 5-9, 0-5 SSC | LU 6-7, 0-4 SSC
Website: SLU | LU
Links: Live Stats | Live Video

Game Notes

  • The women’s basketball team returns home to host Lynn University after dropping its previous contest on the road against the University of Tampa.  The Lions owned a 17-point lead heading into the half as Kinnara Lewis caught fire, reaching 19 points before the intermission.  The Spartans rebounded after the break, stifling Saint Leo’s strong first half.
  • Lewis finished the game with a career-high 23 points while shooting 67% from the field.  The guard was an even 60% in three-point attempts, draining three from beyond the arc.
  • Senior Melissa Jackson continues to dominate the SSC, leading the conference in both rebounds (10.5 per game) and blocked shots (1.7 per game).  The forward is fourth in points, averaging 15.1 points per contest and tenth in field-goal percentage converting 51%.  The Lyon, France native leads the team in double-doubles with five this season.
  • Junior Chachi Guzman has converted all 23 trips to the free throw line this season and is currently riding a record of 24 consecutive shots made, dating back to the March 14th, 2014.  The guard has 117 points across 10 games this season, scoring nine against Tampa on Wednesday.  Guzman missed a triple-double by a rebound and a point, totaling 10 assists, nine boards and nine points scored.
  • The Fighting Knights continue their road trip at Saint Leo after taking a 75-71 decision over Palm Beach Atlantic.  Lynn built offense off of guard Shay Harris, as the senior nailed seven field goals for 22 total points.  Charla Nelson-James spun a double-double, tallying 11 each in points and rebounds.
  • Lynn’s leading scorer, Sharneka Mccatty manages 12.8 points per game and has totaled 166 through 13 contests.  The senior is shooting an even 50% from the field and is 77% at the charity stripe.
  • Saint Leo has defeated Lynn in the past four meetings, including two postseason matchups.  The Lions swept the Fighting Knights in the 2013-14 season

Sunday, January 18 

  Men's Basketball vs. No. 20 Lynn (Nationally Televised on CBS Sports Network) - 12 p.m.

Where: Marion Bowman Activities Center, Tampa, Fla.
Record: SLU 10-6, 2-3 SSC | LU 11-2, 4-0 SSC
Website: SLU | LU
Links: Live Stats 
Game sponsored by Bennington Marine, Brighton Acres, Jim Browne Pasco Chevrolet Buick GMC, and Jim Browne Citrus Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Game Notes

  • Saint Leo returns home Sunday afternoon to face No. 20 Lynn University for the first of three straight home games that will nearly complete the Lions’ first trip around the SSC loop. A road contest at Nova Southeastern on January 31 will officially mark the halfway point of the conference slate. The Lions are 7-1 at home this season and 42-11 at Marion Bowman under Head Coach Lance Randall.
  • Sunday’s matchup with Lynn will mark Saint Leo’s first appearance in a nationally televised game from the Marion Bowman Activities Center. CBS Sports Network will broadcast the game, with Jason Horowitz and Chris Walker calling the action, and Cat Anderson on the sideline. The game can also be viewed online at www.ncaa.com, and on the NCAA mobile app. To find CBS Sports Network on your particular cable or satellite provider, go to http://www.cbssportsnetwork.com/channel-finder and enter your ZIP code and TV service provider.
  • Saint Leo is 9-30 all-time versus Lynn University since the schools first met on the hardwood in 1995. The Lions won the last meeting between the two schools – a 63-53 triumph in last season’s Sunshine State Conference tournament quarterfinals. The most recent win in the Bowman Center was on January 5, 2013, in a 69-59 Lion victory. Randall is 4-3 versus Lynn as head coach of the Lions.
  • In its last outing, Saint Leo was upended, 63-48, in a road contest at the University of Tampa. Ron Foxx had 22 points with a career-best four three-pointers to pace the Lions. Saint Leo shot .333 from the field (15-45) compared to Tampa’s .408 clip from the floor. Marcus Dewberry chipped in six points, while four other players had four points each. The Lions were outrebounded 37 to 26, marking just the third time this season Saint Leo has been outworked on the boards.
  • Lynn remains undefeated in conference play this season with a 4-0 mark, and improved to 11-2 with a 63-60 win at Palm Beach Atlantic on Wednesday night. The Fighting Knights were led by Aaron Harrison with 12 points, but Lynn was held to 19 points below its season average by the Sailfish.
  • The Lions lead all of Division II with a .808 FT percentage (as of 1/11), with both Dewberry (52nd, .870) and Foxx (97th, .838) ranked among the top 100 in the category individually. Saint Leo has not missed more than four free throws in any game over its last seven contests, with at least 14 FTA in each.

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