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Preview: Women's Basketball Faces Altoona in Home Opener

Preview: Women's Basketball Faces Altoona in Home Opener

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Redhawks play their home and conference opener against Penn St. Altoona tomorrow, November 26th at 8:00 p.m. following the men's basketball game. 


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La Roche News and Notes

  • The Redhawks last game was nearly 10 days ago on Novemeber 16th when they were defeated by John Carroll, 84-47
  • Junior transfer Ayanna Mazyck was named to the All-Tournament John Carroll Tip-Off team after averaging 10.0 PPG and 6.5 RPG in two contests against Capital and John Carroll 
  • LRU has started with an 0-3 record for the second straight year; Last season, they finished 1st in the AMCC regular season standings with a 15-3 conference record
  • Four Redhawks are currently averaging 8+ points per game
  • Sophomore guard Danajah Sanders leads the team with 11.0 PPG; Mazyck leads with 7.7 RPG
  • In three games so far, LRU is averaging 50.7 PPG while their opponents are averaging 71.7 PPG
  • La Roche currently ranks first in the AMCC in steals per game with 11.0 led by Mazyck who averages 3.0 steals per game

Penn State Altoona News and Notes

  • PSA is currently 2-2 on the season
  • Tomorrow's game against LRU will also be the Lions conference season opener
  • Altoona most recently defeated Bethany (WV) on Nov. 23, 74-62
  • Three different Lions are averaging 11+ points per game
  • Junior forward Alexis Cannistraci leads the team in points per game (17.0) and rebounds per game (6.5)
  • PSA is averaging 72.0 PPG (2nd in AMCC) while their opponents are averaing 78.8 PPG (2nd worst in AMCC)
  • The Lions have turned the ball over at a high-rate, averaging 20.5 turnovers per game (tied 2nd worst in AMCC)
  • In four games, Altoona has been lights out from the free-throw line; this season, they have knocked down 80-105 FT (76%; 1st in AMCC)

Series History

  • La Roche is 17-1 vs. the Lions dating back to the 2010-11 season
  • The last Lions win against the Redhawks was on February 10, 2017 at their home venue by a score of 79-75
  • LRU defeated Altoona 73-64 in their final regular season game of 2018-19 at PSA; Senior Redhawk forward Jenna Cole scored a game-high 25 points while knocking down 5-6, 3-PT