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Game Preview: Women's Basketball at Springfield

Game Preview: Women's Basketball at Springfield

Women's Basketball at Springfield
Saturday, January 19 | 10 a.m.
Blake Arena | Springfield, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Springfield will meet for the 39th time on Saturday afternoon in a series that dates back to 1993. The Beavers are 27-12 all-time against the Pride and the programs split a pair of regular season matchups last season.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Téa Spellacy scored a career-high 20 points as visiting Babson defeated Springfield, 55-48, on February 10, 2018, inside Blake Arena.
• Spellacy finished 5-of-8 from the floor and 7-of-8 at the free throw while scoring 15 of her 20 point in the first half. Senior Payton Ouimette collected her 16th double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Beavers. Senior Gracie Restituyo finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Pride.

LAST SPRINGFIELD WIN
• Junior Alex Goslin paced four players in double figures with 15 points as visiting Springfield defeated Babson, 63-56, on January 20, 2018, at Staake Gymnasium.
• Senior Elizabeth Lane scored a team-high 13 points, while Ouimette added 11 points and a game-high 13 rebounds for the Beavers. Senior Chelsea McAllister had 14 points and junior Emily Jacques scored 13 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Pride.

SCOUTING THE PRIDE
• Springfield (11-5, 7-0 NEWMAC) is looking for their fifth win in a row after beating WPI, 60-43, on Wednesday night.
• Goslin led the team with 13 points and Restituyo recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Pride, which outscored the Engineers 32-8 in the paint.
• Goslin (12.4 pts, 3.2 ast, 2.1 stl) is third in the league in steals, Jacques is averaging 11.4 points and 6.2 rebounds, and Restituyo (11.3 pts, 8.0 reb) has recorded four consecutive double-doubles.
• Springfield ranks first in league play in scoring defense (48.0 points) and field goal defense (34.3 percent) to go along with a +9.6 rebounding margin.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (11-2, 5-1 NEWMAC) extended its winning streak to 11 games with a 75-62 victory at Coast Guard last Saturday.
• Junior Katherine Tamulionis scored a career-high 21 points and Ouimette eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career by recording 16 points and nine boards to lead the Beavers, who opened the third quarter with a 16-0 run.
• Ouimette (15.2 pts, 12.5 reb) leads the NEWMAC in rebounds and is second in the league in scoring, junior Emily Bonifacic (11.2 pts, 6.5 reb) ranks second in the conference shooting 53.3 percent, while Tamulionis is contributing 10.8 points and 2.1 assists.
• The Green and White has climbed to 14th in Division III in rebounding margin (+12.1) and also ranks 37th nationally in scoring offense (73.6 points).

OUIMETTE EARNS THIRD STRAIGHT WEEKLY HONOR
• After producing 16.3 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists in three wins, Ouimette was selected as the NEWMAC's Offensive Co-Player of the Week on Monday.
• She leads the conference and ranks 13th in Division III with 10 double-doubles, and is the only player in the NEWMAC that ranks in the top 10 in points, rebounds and assists.

LETTING IT FLY
• Spellacy has made at least two three-pointers in five striaght games and in seven games since December 19 she is shooting 51.6 percent (16-of-31) from beyond the arc.
• She has also hit double figures in scoring in each of her last six outings and is averaging 14.3 points during this stretch.

THIRD-QUARTER THREAT
• Over the last 11 games the Green and White has scored at least 20 points in the third quarter 10 times. Babson is averaging 21.4 points in the third during this stretch and is outscoring its opponents by six points per game.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• Since suffering a 55-46 loss at Springfield back on January 12, 2016, the Beavers are 22-1 on the road in NEWMAC play.

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