Jan 15, 2016
- Saint Leo heads to Tampa to take on the host Spartans on Saturday afternoon in a Sunshine State Conference battle. The Lions head in with a 4-12 overall record and a 1-6 record in the SSC. Tampa is 8-8 on the season, but just 2-3 in conference games.
- The Lions are looking to bounce back after a 68-50 loss to Embry-Riddle. Saint Leo saw Chelsy Springs record her sixth double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Both Mary Redmond and Izabell Skoogh add 10.
- Springs is averaging 17.3 points and 8.6 rebounds on the season, while shooting 53.1-percent from the field. She also leads the conference in both points and rebounds, while ranking third in shooting percentage.
- Over the last five games, Redmond is just the second player to Springs to be averaging double figures, increasing her average to 12. She also hit a team-best 15 three-point field goals on 42.9-percent shooting.
- Tampa is led by Juliana Cavallaro, who is averaging 13.6 points per game, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists. She is followed by Elena de Alfredo who adds 12.8 points per game, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.8 assists.
- The Spartans boast the top scoring defense in the conference, as they hold opponents to just 58.7 points per game. They also hold teams to a just 35.1-percent shooting on the season, as they also lead the Conference in field goal percentage defense.
- The Saint Leo men’s basketball team looks to take a four-game winning streak on the road as they head to the University of Tampa for a SSC match-up on Saturday afternoon. The Lions come into the game with an 11-6 overall record and a 4-3 SSC record. Tampa is just 4-11 overall, and has yet to find the winning column in the SSC, holding a 0-6 record.
- In their last outing, the Lions saw six players score in double-figures, led by junior guard Marcus Dewberry who had 33, as they took down Embry-Riddle, 99-92. Following Dewberry’s 33, both Caleb Stewart and Tyreece Brice added 15, while Trail Peirce and Austin Pickett added 10.
- Dewberry recorded his third 30-plus point game of the season when he dropped 33 points against ERAU, adding six assists and six rebounds. Since coming back from Christmas break, the junior guard is averaging 27 points a game, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and is shooting 58.2-percent from the field, and 51.4-percent from deep.
- Brice has seen his role change in the midst of the season, starting the first nine games, and coming off the bench in the last eight, in a coach’s decision to get more production off the bench. The decision has proven to be a good switch as the guard has increased his production and his shooting percentage. On the season Brice is averaging 12.9 points, while shooting 50.7-percent from the field, and 34.6-percent from long range. Since coming off the bench, he has increase his point production to 14.5 points per game, 54.4-percent shooting from the field, and the biggest increase coming from his three-point shooting, increasing his percentage to 44.4-percent.
- The Spartans are led offensively by Pat Bacon who averages 20.9 points per game. He adds 3.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists. Austin Rettig follows with 15.7 points per game and 5.8 rebounds. Marcel Robinson adds 10.6 points per game.
- Tampa is averaging just 72.2 points per game, on 42.1-percent shooting, however the Spartans hit just 32-percent of their shots from three-point range.