Women's Hoops Closes Out November On Friday Evening At Saint Peter's
Jersey City, NJ – The Wagner College women's basketball team concludes the first month of the 2018-19 season with a short road trip to Jersey City, NJ as the Seahawks will square off against the Saint Peter's University Peacocks on Friday, November 30 in a 7:00 p.m. tip at the Yanitelli Center. Opening Tip:
Wagner is looking to snap a four-game losing streak after falling to the Yale University Bulldogs, 74-41, at the Spiro Sports Center on Tuesday evening.
Friday's contest at Saint Peter's marks a homecoming of sorts for redshirt junior guard, Janelle Mullen, who started her collegiate career as a member of the Saint Peter's program from 2015-17, where she played in 58 contests, earning the start in 30 of those contests. Mullen averaged 5.6 points, 1.9 rpg, and 1.2 apg during her time in Jersey City.
Last Time Out For Wagner:
The Wagner College women's basketball team dropped a 74-41 decision to the Yale University Bulldogs at the Spiro Sports Center on Tuesday evening.
Janelle Mullen and junior forward Jordan Hobson led Wagner with nine points apiece, with Hobson going 3-of-4 from three-point distance.
Sophomore guard Alayshia Dailey chipped in with seven points while converting on 3-of-5 from the floor in 15 minutes of action.
Senior guard Nakylia Carter and freshman guard Amanda Pollard concluded the contest with five points each while Carter led the way for the Seahawks on the glass, pulling down a team-best eight caroms, to go with a team-high four assists and three steals.
Yale had three players finish in double figures, led by Roxy Barahman's game-high 22-point effort. Barahman came within one rebound of a double-double, finishing with nine boards while dishing out a team-high five helpers.
Camilla Emsbo added 17 points and three blocks in her 35 minutes of play. Alex Cade contributed 16 off the bench while grabbing six rebounds in the Bulldog victory.
Megan Gorman corralled a game-best 11 caroms for the visitors.
Inside The Wagner/Saint Peter's Series:
The Seahawks and Peacocks are squaring off against one another for the first time in 2,901 days or seven years, 11 months and nine days.
Saint Peter's leads the all-time head-to-head series, 10-4.
The Green & White earned a 74-64 home victory the last time these two schools met back on December 21, 2010.
These two programs first met back on February 4, 1978, where Wagner picked up a 61-51 triumph over Saint Peter's.
The Peacocks then racked up eight straight victories over Wagner, the last in that span coming on January 4, 1992, a 69-48 home win for SPU.
The last time SPU defeated Wagner was back on December 21, 2009, a 55-50 victory in Jersey City.
Wagner vs. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference:
Against the current members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), Wagner is 83-134.
Saint Peter's is the second MAAC school on the Seahawks 2018-19 schedule, after facing off against Siena in the consolation game of the 2018-19 TD Bank Classic back on November 24.
Triple Threat Hobson:
Against Yale on Tuesday evening, junior forward Jordan Hobson sparked the Wagner offense for much of the remainder of the third quarter, igniting a 9-2 run of her own over a 2:13 minute stretch as she connected on her first three trifectas in the game.
Raven Swooping In:
Freshman guard, Raven Pitt, who made her home collegiate debut against Yale on Tuesday evening, recorded two steals in her ten minutes of action.
Pitt's steal on Yale's Roxy Barahman led to a fast-break layup that was scored by fellow classmate, Amanda Pollard.
Welcome To The Edwards Block Party:
Sophomore Khaleah Edwards entered the 2018-19 season with six blocks.
Through the first seven games of the season, the London, England native has rejected a team-best nine shots, three of which coming against Vermont (11/23/18) and Siena (11/24/18).
Edwards, as of 11/28/18, ranks fifth in the Northeast Conference (NEC) in that department, averaging 1.3 rejections a contest.
Freshman Emilija Krista Grava currently ranks among the top-15 in the conference in scoring (11.0 ppg), seventh in rebounding (6.7 rpg), tenth in field-goal percentage (44.3%), fourth in offensive rebounds per game (3.4) and ninth in minutes played (31.0 mpg).
Sophomore guard Alayshia Dailey has increased her assist total through the first seven games this season.
After finishing her freshman year with 39 total assists (1.3 pg), the Severn, MD native is averaging 3.1 helpers a contest, which ranks sixth in the NEC.
Logging Those Minutes:
Three Seahawks are among the top-ten in the league in minutes played.
Senior Nakylia Carter is second, logging 34.4 minutes a game followed by Edwards in fifth at 32.6 while Krista Grava is averaging 31.0 mpg, good for ninth in the circuit.
Scouting The Opposition:
Saint Peter's enters this evenings contest with a 3-2 overall record, and is playing its first game in over week after knocking off Lafayette, 62-60, back on November 20 in Easton, PA.
In that contest, Briyanah Richardson finished with 28 points while D'Aviyon Magazine added 18 in the victory.
Zoe Pero hit two clutch free throws with four seconds left, giving SPU the lead and eventual win, as she concluded the contest with 15 points.
Richardson leads the squad in points (17.8 ppg), assists (5.0 apg) and steals (2.4 spg).
Pero is leading the Peacocks in rebounds (7.6 rpg).
Collectively, Saint Peter's is averaging 66.4 points per game on 38.6 percent shooting from the floor and converting at a 41.3 percent clip from the outside.
Up Next For Wagner:
Wagner returns home to open the month of December when the Seahawks welcome their second Patriot League opponent of the season in the Army West Point Black Knights on December 8.
Tip-off from the Spiro Sports Center is set for 1:00 p.m. as Keith Raad will have the call live on NEC Front Row.