Rider looks to stay hot at Lehigh Thursday night
GAME 8 – Thursday, December 8, 2016
Rider Broncs (5-2, 2-0 MAAC) at Lehigh Mountain Hawks (5-4, 0-0 Patriot)
Location: Bethlehem, PA – Stabler Arena
Tip: 7:00 p.m.
Live Video – Patriot League Network
Live Stats – LehighSports.com
Live Audio – 107.7 FM The Bronc
Twitter – Twitter.com/RiderAthletics
What You Need To Know
- Rider and Lehigh are meeting for the 29th time, with the Mountain Hawks leading the series, 19-9. The Broncs took last year’s meeting, 61-60, in overtime.
- Rider won its first league opener since 2002-03 with a 71-70 win at Canisius and extended to 2-0 in MAAC play and swept the league’s Western New York road trip for the first time in 20 years in the league with a 78-58 win at Niagara.
- Lehigh’s five wins have come against East Stroudsburg, Delaware State, Sacred Heart, Mount St. Mary’s and NJIT, while its four losses are to Duquesne, Norfolk State, Monmouth and Villanova.
- Rider is 5-0 when it’s scored 70 points or more and/or led at halftime.
- Rider started the season 3-0 with wins at Princeton, vs. Lafayette and vs. La Salle. It was the program’s first 3-0 start in 34 years.
- Rider currently ranks second in the MAAC in steals per game (10.9 spg.), turnover margin (+1.7) and three-point field-goal percentage defense (.259).
- Freshman Stella Johnson has quickly filled the stat sheet, ranking first in the MAAC in steals (3.6 spg.), third in field-goal percentage (.571), fifth in free-throw percentage (.789) and 12th in points per game (11.9 ppg.).
- Robin Perkins ranks fourth in the MAAC at 15.6 points per game after scoring a career-high 29 points at Niagara.
- Julia Duggan ranks 10th in the MAAC at 6.6 rebounds per game and fifth in field-goal percentage at 54.4 percent.
- The Broncs were picked to finish 10th in the MAAC by the league’s coaches. Robin Perkins was selected to the Preseason All-MAAC Second Team.
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