Women’s Basketball Visit No. 1 Bentley University for Northeast-10 Rematch

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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack College women's basketball team plays its third repeat opponent of the 2013-14 campaign with a trip to No. 1 Bentley University on Tuesday night at the Dana Center. The women's game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

The Basics
Game: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 |5:30 p.m.
Records: Merrimack (11-10, 7-9) | No. 1 Bentley University (21-0, 16-0)
Location: Dana Center | Waltham, Mass.

Last Time Out

Junior Chloe Rothman (Newton, Mass.) finished with 17 points off the bench to lead Merrimack College to a 73-65 triumph over Southern New Hampshire University Saturday afternoon at Hammel Court.

Senior Shelby Secor (Antioch, Calif.) tallied 15 points off the bench; while junior Aria Johnson (Los Osos, Calif.) finished one steal shy of a triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and nine steals.

SNHU scored the game's first eight points and opened up a 21-10 lead on a pair of Doherty free throws 7:52 into the contest.  Down 23-13, Merrimack used a 16-2 run capped by a Rothman three 4:15 before halftime to take a 29-25 lead.  The Warriors led for the rest of the half and took a 33-29 lead into the locker room.

Merrimack extended its lead to nine early in the second half before a Rocha layup ignited a 6-0 run to bring the Penmen to within three (40-37). With less than eight minutes to play, Secor put the Warriors' ahead by 10 (56-46), but Southern New Hampshire answered right back to bring them to within five (60-55), but would get no closer.

This Season against the Bentley University Falcons (Dec.4)

  • No. 1 Bentley University went on to a 76-52 win over Merrimack College at Hammel Court.
  • Bentley went into the halftime break with a commanding 29-point lead, 44-15, with Merrimack having as many turnovers as points during the first 20 minutes.
  • Junior Aria Johnson was the only double-figure scorer for Merrimack, finishing with ten points.
  • Bentley outshot the Warriors 55-32 percent overall, had a 7-3 advantage in three-pointers and committed seven fewer turnovers. The Falcons doubled Merrimack in terms of points off, 24-12, and finished with a 33-15 edge in bench scoring.

The Warriors:

  • After the home victory against Southern New Hampshire on Saturday, the Warriors are now tied in fifth, with Saint Anselm, in the Northeast Division. 
  • The Warriors currently hold a 6-5 record on the road, including averaging 71 points per game on 42.7 percent shooting from the floor and 36.4 percent from behind the arc.
  • Merrimack averages 7.9 steals and 17.3 turnovers a game, while holding their opponents to 68.6 points and 40.1 rebounds a game.
  • The Warriors steal lead the league in holding its opponents to shoot 28.1 percent from behind the arc.

Scouting the Bentley Falcons:

  • Coming off the road victory against Assumption, Bentley has maintained its four-and-a-half game lead over Stonehill College in the NE-10's Northeast Division.
  • Lauren Battista currently leads the team and ranks third in the NE-10 averaging 16.6 points per game while shooting 57.8 percent from the field and 80.6 percent from the line.
  • The Falcons leads the conference in rebounding with 44.3 per game as well as tallying 29.4 defensive rebounds per game.
  • Bentley averages 80.5 points per game on 45.9 percent shooting from the field and holds its opponents to only 59.3 points per game.


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