Lions host a pair of midweek matchups to highlight Ledger

Lions host a pair of midweek matchups to highlight Ledger

Tuesday, December 16

  Women's Basketball vs. USciences – 5:30 p.m.

Where: Marion Bowman Activities Center, Saint Leo, Fla.
Record: SLU 4-3 | USciences 2-4
Website: SLU | USciences
Links: Live Stats | Live Video

Game Notes

  • The Lions return to their home court after a 76-63 loss to Palm Beach Atlantic University.  Senior Melissa Jackson weathered the storm, playing a full 40 minutes while leading the Green and Gold in scoring behind an 18 point performance.  The forward has reached double-digit points in each game this season to lead the squad.
  • Freshman Maggie Flynn totaled 16 points in the loss, draining four three-pointers for a career-high.  Junior Monique Bunk paced the offensive tempo, dishing out a career-high 10 assists while grabbing four rebounds and scoring six points.
  • The Devils enter the contest after meeting a similar defeat to Goldey-Beacom by a 79-61 score.  USciences was led by Brianne Traub who scored 23 points while picking up seven rebounds. Prior to that meeting, USciences secured a 80-56 win over conference foe Nyack on Dec. 6th as the Devils are 0-2 on the road this season.
  • Through six games this season, Traub has been the firebrand, averaging 23.2 points per game in addition to 8.5 boards a game, both numbers are team-highs.
  • This meeting marks the first for both squads as the Devils make the trek to Florida to play both the Lions and the Spartans of Tampa.

Wednesday, December 17

  Men's Basketball vs. Miles – 7 p.m.

Where: Marion Bowman Activities Center, Saint Leo, Fla.
Record: SLU 5-3 | MC 1-4
Website: SLU | MC
Links: Live Stats | Live Video

Game Notes

  • Saint Leo men’s basketball opens a stretch of three home games over four days with Wednesday night’s game against Miles College. This is believed to be the first meeting between the Lions and the Golden Bears.
  • The Lions are coming off a 47-44 non-conference win over Palm Beach Atlantic on Saturday night in West Palm Beach, Fla. Senior Devin Crisosto netted a career-high 20 points in the win behind his 7-of-9 effort from the field; he also had six rebounds, three assists, and five steals to aid the Saint Leo cause. Sophomore Marcus Dewberry and senior Ron Foxx each had eight points in the victory. The 47 points scored by Saint Leo was the fewest scored in a game since the 2005-06 season, and the first win by the Lions with fewer than 50 points since a 48-43 triumph over Barry on Jan. 4, 2003, in Miami Shores.
  • Miles College comes into Wednesday’s game with a 1-4 record, following a 90-81 defeat at the hands of Montevallo on December 6 in Montevallo, Ala. The Golden Bears have dropped four straight, after opening the season with an 81-68 win over Harris-Stowe State University. Pacing Miles offensively is Maiscei Grier with 17.4 points per game and a .431 shooting percentage from the field. Albert Peterson (12.8 ppg) and Patrick Jackson (10.4 ppg) are the only other Golden Bears with a scoring average in double-digits, with Peterson also grabbing 8.4 rebounds per contest. Miles is averaging 70.2 points per game as a team, while yielding 84.8 points per game through its first five games.
  • Foxx leads Saint Leo offensively with 14.8 points per game, while shooting .412 from the field and .843 at the free-throw line. Foxx was held to eight points in the win over Palm Beach Atlantic, snapping the senior’s string of nine straight regular season games scoring in double figures dating back to last season.
  • Saint Leo began the week ranked third in the nation in team free-throw shooting percentage (.811), and was 18th among Division II leaders in scoring defense allowing just 61.1 points per contest. The Lions’ +5.5 rebounding margin was good enough for 63rd on the Division II statistical leaderboard.

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