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Women's Basketball vs. Spalding Preview

Photo credit: Anthony LaRocca
Photo credit: Anthony LaRocca

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Fontbonne University women's basketball team looks to close out its 2018-19 season with a win over Spalding on Senior Day. Tip-off at 1 p.m. Prior to the game, the team will honor senior Paige Black.

Spalding (17-6; 12-2 SLIAC) at Fontbonne (11-13; 7-8 SLIAC)

When: February 16th, 2019

Where: DSAC

Time: 1 p.m.

Live Video: HERE

Live Stats: HERE                   

Last Meeting: Spalding def. Fontbonne 72-62 (Jan. 16th)

 

A Look At The Griffins

  • Fontbonne picked up its 11th win on the season after a dominant 81-55 win over Iowa Wesleyan on Wednesday.
  • The team shot 44.4 percent from the floor and hit 12 3-pointres.
  • The team tied its season-high in both steals (22) and assists (26).
  • Rylee Stafford set a new career-high with 31 points on 12-of-20 shooting, while Paige Black tied the single-game record with nine steals. She's tied for second all-time with 96 steals on the year.
  • On the year, the Griffins are scoring 70.0 points per game on a 40.1 field goal percentage.
  • Stafford leads the offense with a 15.5 point per game average.
  • In her last eight games, Raven Venegas is averaging a team-high 15.8 points on a 60.8 field goal percentage.
  • During that same stretch, Black is putting up 10.8 points and has come away with 41 steals.
  • Defensively, the Griffins rank 17th nationally with 13.2 steals per game.

 

A Look At The Spalding Golden Eagles

  • The Golden Eagles continued its winning ways on Wednesday after picking up its 11th straight victory after an 71-59 win over Blackburn.
  • In the outing, Spalding shot 46.3 percent from the floor and hit 10 3-pointers. Alex Martin led with a team-high 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Megan Goeinig and Hunter Wright were the final players in double-figures.
  • On the season, they're scoring 70.3 points per game, while defensively they're holding opponents to 60.5 points on a 38.3 field goal percentage.
  • Individually, Martin leads the offense with a team-high 17.4 point per game average. She also leads them on the glass averaging 6.5 rebounds per game and 2.4 steals per contest.
  • Maleah Hirn is the final player in double-figures averaging 11.8 points.

 

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