Date: Sunday, Feb. 12
Time: 2 p.m.
Site: Yanitelli Center (Jersey City, N.J.)
Mike Scott (p-x-p)
- The Canisius College women’s basketball team wraps up its four-game road trip against Saint Peter’s College in the Yanitelli Center on Sunday afternoon.
- Sunday’s game is the final MAAC regular-season road game for the Griffs this season.
- Canisius defeated Saint Peter’s 59-54 in the first meeting between the teams on Jan. 7.
- Through Friday ‘s games, the Griffs are third in the country with an assist on 70.4 percent of their field goals. Canisius has 83 assists in the last five games (16.6 per game).
- Canisius is now 6-1 on the season in games decided by five points or fewer or games that have gone to overtime.
- Junior Ashley Wilkes (13 rebounds) and sophomore Courtney VandeBovenkamp (12 boards) gave Canisius its first game with two players in double figures in rebounds since Laura Buetow (13 rebounds) and Ellie Radke (10 rebounds) on Feb. 8, 2008, against Siena.
- Junior Ashley Durham leads the team with a 12.5 scoring average in MAAC play. Durham has seven or more assists in four of the last five games and has reached double figures in points in six of the last eight.
- Sophomore Jen Morabito ranks 26th nationally in 3-point field goal percentage (39.4).
- Sunday’s game is a part of the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight - a nationwide effort to capitalize on basketball games between Jesuit schools and, through those games, bring greater positive awareness and exposure to Jesuit education and its shared mission.
- Entering the weekend, Canisius ranks fifth nationally in free-throw percentage and currently leads the MAAC at 78 percent. Durham ranks 12th nationally (88.2 percent).
- In its last 18 games against MAAC opponents, Canisius has held the opposition to 26.3 percent from behind the arc.
- The 2011-12 Golden Griffin roster features zero seniors for the first time since the 2004-05 team. Every other roster in the MAAC features at least two seniors.
- Sophomore Jamie Ruttle, the 2011 MAAC Rookie of the Year, leads Canisius in scoring (11.2) and rebounding (5.5). She has scored in double figures 17 times against MAAC opponents and is shooting 57.9 percent on two-point shots in the last 16 games.
- Junior Ashley Durham is second in the MAAC in assists per game (4.6). Durham has scored in double figures in six of the last eight. She ranks first in the conference in free-throw percentage (88.3) - the second-highest percentage in program history.
- Sophomore Jen Morabito, a MAAC All-Rookie Team selection, has made 54 3-point field goals this season, accounting for 76.1 percent of her made field goals. Morabito has made three or more 3-pointers in 12 games and has scored in double figures a team-high 14 times.
- Freshman Kayla Hoohuli is shooting 46.3 percent on 3-pointers through 13 MAAC games, which is second in the conference, and is averaging 10.0 points per game in conference play. Hoohuli has drawn a team-high nine charges on the season.
- Junior Ashley Wilkes has grabbed at least five rebounds in 11 games this season and has recorded at least one steal in 15 games. Wilkes leads the team with a 49.3 field goal percentage, including a 57.1 field goal percentage at home.
- Junior Allison Braun, the team’s captain for the 2011-12 season, has missed the last seven games and is out indefinitely with a leg injury. Braun is shooting 50.7 percent from the field in her last 14 appearances and has at least one steal in 14 of her last 16 appearances.
- Sophomore Courtney VandeBovenkamp has 21 rebounds in the last two games, with 12 of those coming on the offensive glass. VandeBovenkamp has made 26 of her last 28 free throws.
- Sophomore Jen Lennox has scored six or more points in seven games this season. The 6-foot-3 forward has a block in 28 career games, including five blocks in the last seven games.
- Junior Melissa Gardner is averaging 12.4 minutes in the last 10 games and 8.4 rebounds per 40 minutes this season.
- Freshman Brooke Angelos is averaging 4.9 assists per 40 minutes, playing 10 minutes in each of the last two games.
SAINT PETER’S SCOUT
- Saint Peter’s enters Sunday’s game with a 2-22 overall record and a 2-11 record in conference play.The Peahens have dropped seven straight.
- Three of Saint Peter’s MAAC home losses have been by two points.
- Senior Jynae Judson leads the team and ranks sixth in the MAAC at 13.6 points per game. Judson is tied with Quiana Porter for the team lead at 6.0 rebounds per game. Porter is third in the MAAC in blocked shots per game (1.2).
- Saint Peter’s has made 74 3-pointers this season, shooting 23.1 percent from behind the arc. Khadijah Young has made a team-high 22 treys.
- Four Peahens reached double figures in Thursday’s 61-59 loss to Siena.
- In MAAC play, Saint Peter’s is averaging 52.6 points per game while allowing 61.4 points. The Peahens are shooting 34.3 percent from the floor and allowing 38.7 percent. The Peahens are ninth in turnover margin (-3.9), first in rebounding margin (+6.1), second in defensive rebounding percentage (68.0) and first in offensive rebounding percentage (41.6).
- Stephanie DeWolfe is in her eighth season at her alma mater (class of 1997). DeWolfe has an 87-143 all-time record with the Peahens.
SERIES HISTORY VS. SAINT PETER’S
- Saint Peter’s owns a 27-21 lead in the all-time series. The Peahens have won 16 of the 23 meetings between the teams in the Yanitelli Center.
- Canisius has won five straight in the series and 16 of the last 20 meetings.
- Canisius defeated Saint Peter’s 59-54 on Jan. 7, in the KAC. The Peahens held a 48-45 lead with just under five minutes left, but the Griffs scored eight straight to take a lead it wouldn’t relinquish. Courtney VandeBovenkamp had 13 points and seven rebounds while Jen Morabito and Ashley Durham each had 11.
- In last year’s game at the Yanitelli Center, Canisius used an 8-2 run at the end of the first half en route to outscoring Saint Peter’s 44-19 in the second half and won 69-50. Morabito had 16 points as the Griffs shot 63.6 percent in the second half.