- The Saint Leo women’s basketball team heads to Rollins for a Sunshine State Conference showdown on Wednesday evening. The two teams faced off back in January at Saint Leo, with the Tars taking the game 79-42. Rollins had four player score in double figures, led by 16 from Julia Ingler, while the Lions saw Mary Redmond and Chelsy Springs added 10 and 14, respectively. Saint Leo shot just 28.8-percent from the field in that game.
- On the season, Springs is averaging 16.8 points per game, while adding 7.9 rebounds. Springs has put together 21 10-plus point games this season, and of those 21, nine have been 20-plus point games.
- Since the moving into the starting line up in January, Redmond has increased her productivity, averaging 12.15 points per game, when on the season she is averaging just 9.2 points.
- For Rollins, Ingler is averaging 11.5 points on the season on 38-percent shooting. Her teammate, Marie Gilbert adds 10.8 points, while grabbing a team-best 5.8 rebounds per game.
- On the season, the Tars are averaging 63.1 points per game on 36.2-percent shooting, while they edge out their opponents on rebounding, 39.6-39.5.
- Saint Leo heads to Rollins for a mid-week pivotal SSC matchup at 7:30 PM. Saint Leo enters at 17-9, 9-5 SSC as Rollins enters at 19-7, 11-4 SSC. In the last matchup, the Lions took down the Tars 77-75 behind Caleb Stewart’s 30 points. Carter Belling added 15 and Marcus Dewberry had 14. Rollins’ was led by Deion Clark who notched team-high 21 points followed by Jeff Merton (15), Sam Philpott (12) and Eric Castaneda (11).
- The Lions come into the game after defeating Florida Tech at home 96-84 on Sat., Feb., 20th as Marcus Dewberry recorded his first career triple-double with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. He also had five steals on the night. Tyreece Brice scored 24 points as Caleb Stewart had 20. Carter Belling led the bench with 17 points.
- As a team, Saint Leo shot 58.1-percent from the field on 48.6-percent shooting from three point territory. The Lions made 17 threes led by Stewart’s 7-of-14 night from beyond the arc.
- The Lions rank second in the SSC in both 3-point field goal percentage at 38.1% and 3-point field goal percentage defense holding opponents to just 33.8%.
- Saint Leo averages 84.7 points per game as Rollins averages 83 per game. The Lions hold opponents to 84.6 points as the Tars hold their opponents to 74.9 a game.
- Rollins heads into the matchup after taking down the Fighting Knights of Lynn University 85-68 on Sat., Feb., 20th in Boca Raton. The Tars were led by Sharif Almulla who had 22 points while Jeff Merton had 20. Sam Philpott came off the bench and scored 15 points for Rollins.
- The Tars are second in the SSC in steals averaging 9.08 a game.