Mariners Prepare for Goucher Saturday and Coast Guard Monday Night
Games 19 & 20
Merchant Marine vs. Goucher
February 8, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Merchant Marine vs. Coast Guard
February 10 - 7:00 PM
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Setting the Scene... The USMMA women's basketball team plays Goucher and arch rival Coast Guard inside O'Hara Hall on Saturday and Monday, respectively. The Mariners enter the weekend on a four-game slide while Goucher has lost eight straight contests. The Bears are 15-4 this season and will play Emerson on Saturday before coming to Kings Point on Monday.
Series History... USMMA holds a narrow 7-6 advantage in the all-time series against the Gophers. However, Goucher's lone conference win this season came against the Mariners, 43-42, in Maryland. In that game, both teams shot under 25 percent from the field. Merchant Marine trails the all-time series with Coast Guard, 8-5, but knocked off the Bears on the road, 62-53, in 2012-13.
Double Doubles... Rebecca Resor (Bay St. Louis, MS) and Julie Mall (Littlestown, PA) both recorded a double-double Thursday night against Mount Saint Vincent. Resor totaled 16 points and 10 rebounds and Mall posted 10 points and 11 rebounds. Resor ranks fifth in the Landmark Conference with 8.5 rebounds per game.
Think Pink... The Mariners will wear pink during pre-game warm ups Saturday against Goucher in support of breast cancer awareness. The annual "Think Pink" event coincides with the Landmark Conference's participation in the nationwide Play 4 Kay campaign.
Landmark Conference Notebook... Catholic, Moravian, and Scranton are all deadlocked at 8-1 atop the Landmark Conference standings. All three members of the trio have one game remaining against each of their competitors. Susquehanna and Drew are locked in a battle for the final playoff spot at 5-4 and 4-5, respectively.
Scouting the Gophers... Goucher's Sharnell Huff is the team's leading scorer and rebounder with 15.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. The Gophers are committing 19.5 turnovers per game and are 58.9 percent this year at the free throw line. In the two teams' December meeting Monique Welch posted 18 points for the Gophers.
Scouting the Bears... Coast Guard has already drastically improved from a 10-win season in 2012-13. Torie Sutherland leads the team in scoring with 12.6 points per game. Brittney Zimmerman orchestrates the offense, dishing out 4.3 assists per game.
Up Next... USMMA closes a three-game home stand Wednesday versus Moravian.