Jan 16, 2018
RHODE ISLAND VS. ST. BONAVENTURE - SERIES NOTES
- Wednesday will be the 52nd meeting between Rhode Island and St. Bonaventure.
- St. Bonaventure holds the advantage in the all-time series, 28-23 and have won the last nine straight games against the Rams.
- The last Rhody win came on March 7, 2008 when the Rams defeated the Bonnies 61-49 in the first round of the A-10 Championship.
- St. Bonaventure is led by senior Mariah Ruff who is averaging 15.8 points per game. She ranks second in the conference with 4.7 assists per game.
- Last time out, Ruff dropped 30 points to go along with seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals in the Bonnies 66-63 loss to La Salle on Jan. 13.
- Bona junior Mckenna Maycock leads the A-10 with a 47.1 percent 3-point average .
- Rhode Island is looking for its first conference win in the contest.
MOFFITT BRINGS ENERGY OFF BENCH
- Through five games of conference play, freshman Maia Moffitt is averaging 7.0 points per game while adding 6.0 rebounds.
- In the first five games of the season, Moffitt averaged 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 points per contest.
- In the five games she's been inserted into the starting lineup, the freshman averaged 6.8 points and boards per game.
- Against Southern Connecticut, she brought down seven total rebounds, six of which were defensive boards.
- The Bay Shore, N.Y. native grabbed a nine rebounds against Richmond, including five on the offensive glass.
- Moffitt had a career-high 11 points against VCU.
LAST TIME OUT - RHODE ISLAND LOSES TO GEORGE MASON, 92-53
- Rhode Island could not keep up with George Mason, falling 92-53 in Atlantic 10 play on Jan. 14.
- The visiting Patriots scored at least 20 points in each quarter, using a balanced attack to keep Rhody at a distance throughout.
- Four different Patriots scored in double digits, led by 22 points from Nicole Cardano-Hillary and 15 from Natalie Butler.
- With its first basket of the second quarter, George Mason established a double-digit lead that it never relinquished.
- The deficit reached as high as 20 points before halftime, and Rhode Island was unable to get closer than 16 points the rest of the way.
- Freshman Abby Streeter led the Rams with 14 points, connecting on four attempts from long range.
- Sophomore Nicole Jorgensen registered her third double-double of the season in the contest. She finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds in 23 minutes before fouling out.
- It marked the 11th time this season she scored in double figures and the fourth time she grabbed double-digit rebounds.
- Freshman Maia Moffitt grabbed six rebounds while also recording four points and a pair of steals.
- Rhode Island committed 30 turnovers in the loss, which led directly to 36 points for the Patriots.
- It was the 10th time this season that the Rams turned the ball over at least 20 times, and the third game with 30 or more turnovers.
- The Rams managed just nine points in the fourth quarter, marking the 14th time this season they score single-digit points in a period.
- George Mason held the advantage in rebounding (51-30), steals (17-10), assists (19-12), bench points (30-14), points in the paint (36-24) and fast break points (8-2).
- Mason's Natalie Butler - the nation's leading rebounder - finished with 15 points and 16 rebounds. It marked her 17th double-double of the season.
- Nicole Cardano-Hillary recorded a game-high 22 points. The freshman guard also had seven steals and seven assists for the Patriots.