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January 3 at NJIT (2 p.m.)
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NEWARK, N.J. –The UMass Lowell girls’s basketball workforce rings-in the brand new yr with a pair of highway video games, taking up NJIT on the NJIT Wellness & Occasions Middle on Jan. 2 and Jan 3.
AMERICA EAST ACTION
As introduced on Oct. 19, the America East Board of Presidents permitted a scheduling format that prioritizes well being and security for student-athletes, coaches and employees. Whereas the double round-robin format was maintained, groups will play weekend collection the place a workforce hosts the identical opponent on back-to-back days for 2 video games as a way to cut back journey. Beginning convention play in December permits for optimum flexibility, together with open weekends later within the season to accommodate make-up video games.
LOOKING AT UMASS LOWELL
The River Hawks, who’re 3-Four total and 2-2 in America East play up to now this yr, will kick off a four-game highway journey with a collection at convention newcomer, NJIT on Jan. 2 and three.
The Highlanders enter Saturday’s matchup with a 2-6 total file and 2-2 mark in convention motion. The workforce opened its America East schedule with a 78-57 win at New Hampshire on Dec. 5 earlier than dropping their second recreation within the collection, 54-48. Sophomore guard Kenna Squier is at present main the workforce in three statistical classes, factors (11.1), assists (2.9) and steals (1.0). Redshirt-senior Kimi Evans is first on the workforce with 5.Zero rebounds per recreation, whereas boasting a team-high 10 blocks on the season. As a workforce, NJIT is taking pictures 36 % from the sphere, together with 32 % on threes, and 68 % from the road.
A WIN WOULD
A win towards the Highlanders would give the River Hawks a one-game benefit within the all-time collection and enhance their convention mark to 3-2.
LAST TIME OUT
Led by three River Hawk double-figure scorers, the UMass Lowell girls’s basketball workforce battled Stony Brook to an exciting, 63-60, victory on Sunday afternoon at Costello Athletic Middle. With the win, the River Hawks snapped a 14-game skid with the Seawolves, selecting up their first victory towards them on the Division I degree. Junior Kharis Idom and sophomore Jaliena Sanchez posted a team-high 18 factors within the outing. Sophomore Shamyjha Price added to the offense with a season-best 10 factors, whereas grabbing a career-high 9 rebounds. As a unit, the River Hawks shot a season-best 43 % from the ground.
The next day, Jaliena Sanchez posted 16 factors, because the squad was handed a 60-44 setback towards Stony Brook on Monday afternoon. Sanchez shot 6-for-7 (85%) from the road and 2-for-5 (40%) from outdoors the arc. Kharis Idom added to the offense with 9 factors. Shamyjha Price totaled six rebounds, whereas sophomore Denise Solis chipped in with a career-high 5 steals and two blocks.
LEADING THE FLOCK
Via seven video games in 2020-21, Kharis Idom is main the workforce with 11.Zero factors per recreation. Jaliena Sanchez, who follows carefully with 10.Four factors, paces the workforce with 71.Four clip from the road. Senior Tiahna Sears is main the boards with a team-best 5.7 rebounds, whereas Denise Solis boasts a team-high eight blocks on the season. As a complete, UMass Lowell is taking pictures 34 % (131-383) from the ground, 26 % (31-117) from past the arc, and 64 % (66-102) from the foul line.
NEED FOR SPEED
With the River Hawks Dec. 27 win towards Stony Brook the squad noticed a season-best 24 factors off the fastbreak. Jaliena Sanchez paved the best way for the house workforce, securing 9 fastbreak factors over the ultimate three quarters.
Going together with their 24 fastbreak factors, the River Hawks noticed a season-high 10 steals within the victory over the Seawolves. Six of 9 River Hawks got here away with a minimum of one steal, whereas Jaliena Sanchez secured a season-high of 4 within the outing.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT
Dominating each offensively and defensively, Shamyjha Price, had a standout weekend towards the Seawolves. Not having taken a visit to the road all season, the sophomore guard went 5-for-6 on Sunday and 3-for-5 the next day for a 72.7 clip. Value additionally set a brand new career-high in boards, snagging a team-best of 9 within the Sunday victory.
Tallying game-highs over the previous 4 video games, Shamyjha Price, Denise Solis and Jaliena Sanchez have all moved up the convention rankings to top-10 spots. Value sees her first league-rank after matching her career-high of 4 steals at Vermont to position sixth within the convention. Solis moved from ninth on the listing to sixth, recording a minimum of one block in all however two video games this season. Sanchez went 6-for-7 from the road in the latest collection towards Stony Brook to rank eighth amongst league members in free throws.
TIC-TAC-TOE: THREE IN A ROW
With the River Hawks Dec. 19 win towards Vermont the squad has secured three-straight America East opening victories. General, Lowell holds a 3-5 mark since becoming a member of the league in 2013.
Niya Johnson made her first profession begin in a River Hawk uniform towards Vermont after being ineligible final season as a result of NCAA switch rule. The Redshirt senior from Brooklyn, N.Y., turned in a powerful efficiency regardless of the loss towards the Catamounts, setting new profession highs in factors (21), discipline objectives (7), three-point discipline objectives (5), assists (3) and steals (2).
CONSISTENCY IS KEY
Denise Solis noticed loads of motion throughout her first yr in a River Hawk uniform. The 6’1 ahead was the one River Hawk to begin in all 31 video games for a mean of 26.eight minutes per recreation. She has continued her run into her sophomore season, making a begin in all seven video games to common 27.1 minutes.
LINE EM’ UP
Out of their seven video games, the River Hawks have used 4 totally different beginning lineup mixtures. Kharis Idom and Denise Solis are the one gamers to have collected seven begins on the season.