Jan 26, 2016
Jan. 26, 2016
Saint Leo men’s and women’s swimming
vs. Florida Tech and Lynn | 3:00 PM
Where: Panther Aquatic Center | Melbourne, Fla.
- On the heels of Saturday’s twin victories over Rollins, the Saint Leo swim teams continue a busy seven-day stretch with a meet at Florida Tech. The men’s team will go head-to-head with the Panthers, while the women’s team will have a double-dual meet against both Florida Tech and Lynn.
- Today’s meet was originally scheduled for last Friday in Melbourne, but was postponed due to adverse weather conditions on Florida’s Atlantic coast. After today’s meet, the Lions will have just two days to rest and prepare for Friday’s final dual of the season, a Senior Day competition on Friday, Jan. 29, against the University of Tampa.
- The Lions will head to Melbourne today with the reigning Sunshine State Conference Women’s Swimmer of the Week in freshman Maftuna Tuhtasinova. The newcomer from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, picked up a pair of individual firsts and contributed to a relay win in the Lions’ 71.00-15.00 win over Rollins College last Saturday; she posted a time of 58.31 to win the 100 Backstroke, and captured the 100 Individual Medley with a mark of 1:01.52. Tuhtasinova then swam the opening backstroke leg of the 200 Medley Relay, posting a time of 27.62 in the 50 Backstroke.
Jan. 27, 2016
- The Saint Leo women's basketball team host Eckerd in Sunshine State Conference on Wednesday afternoon. In the last meeting between these two squads, the Triton's got the better hand, taking the game 69-51. Chelsy Springs dropped a double-double in that game, recording 23 points and 12 rebounds.
- In their last outting, the Lions faced #10 Nova Southeaster, showing their grit and grind, taking a 51-51 score into the fourth quarter. NSU used their expereince, and went on a 12-0 run to open the final quarter, sealing the game. The Sharks won 79-64.
- The Lions are led by Springs, who is averaging 17.1 points per game. Springs has led the Lions in scoring in 12 games this season, and has added six double-doubles on the season.
- Mary Redmond has also provided an increase in production over the last seven games, scoring in double-figures in six of the last seven games.
- The Tritons enter the game with three players averaging double figures. Victoria Vine leads the way with 11.4 points per game, while Ashley Folsom follows closely with 11.3. Margaret Sundberg adds 10.3.
- As a team, Eckerd holds it's opponents to a 36.4-percent shooting from the field.
- Wednesday night will be Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Appreciation Night. Saint Leo Athletics will be honoring Florida Hospital Zephyrhills for their donation for the new video boards and scoreboards that grace the walls of the Marion Bowman Activities Center.
- The Saint Leo men's basketball team host No.5/6 Eckerd on Wednesday night in SSC play. Eckerd comes in undefeated in SSC action, while the Lions boast a 10-2 record at home. When the two teams faced off in St. Petersburg, Eckerd got the better hand, taking the game 80-68, but saw the Lions come from down by 26 in the second half.
- The Lions found its second-road win on Saturday evening, as it took down Nova Southeastern in dominate fashion, 80-61. It was behind a career-night from sophomore Tyreece Brice. Brice finished with a career-best 26 points and 9 rebounds.
- Brice has continued to blossom in his role as '6th Man.' The 5-foot-10 guard started the first nine games of the season, when a coaching decision led to taking Brice off the bench, and it has proven to be a genius move. When starting, Brice averaged 11.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, and was only shooting 47.4-percent from the field, 29.4-percent from three, and only 66.7-percent from the charity stripe. Since coming off the bench, he has inflated his porductivity. He has increased his scoring to 16.0 points per game, bumped up his rebounding to 4.7 boards, and his shooting has drastically improved. In the last 10 games, his shooting from the field is 57.4-percent, he's hit 50-percent of his three-point attempts, and his free throw shooting has improved to 84.4-percent.
- Saint Leo comes into the game as the No.1 team in the SSC in three-point field goal defense, holding opponents to just 32.2-percent shooting. This will be necessary to stop Eckerd, as the Tritons shoot a conference-best 40.3-percent from deep.
- The Tritons are led by a balanced-offense, seeing four different players average double-figures. Jerrick Stevenson averages 12.5 points per game, while Drushaun McLaurn adds 11.7 off the bench. Kevin Walsh follows with 11.3, and Trevon Young adds 10.6.