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Rider Hosts Marist on Valentine's Day

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
         
Release: February 13, 2017
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Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
GAME 26 – Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Rider Broncs (19-6, 13-3 MAAC) vs. Marist Red Foxes (11-14, 8-7 MAAC)
Location: Lawrenceville, NJ – Alumni Gymnasium (1,650)
Tip: 7:00 pm

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-Rider and Marist are meeting for the 55th time, with the Red Foxes owning a 40-14 lead in the series history. The Broncs took the earlier meeting between the two teams this season, 69-56, in Poughkeepsie. The victory snapped a 27-game losing streak against Marist for Rider and was the first in Poughkeepsie since January of 2002. The win was the first under Milligan against the Red Foxes. On the court, Julia Duggan posted a double-double for the Broncs.    

- Last time out, junior Kamila Hoskova scored 18 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Rider University women’s basketball team past visiting Canisius College, 61-50. Rider erased a fourth-quarter deficit by outscoring Canisius, 29-16, over the final 10 minutes. In the fourth quarter, the Broncs shot 7-of-13 from the field and got to the foul line 21 times. The hosts also outrebounded the Griffs, 13-8, in the stanza.

- Last Monday, Hoskova was named the College Sports Madness MAAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. It marked the second time this season that she has earned the honor after receiving the distinction back on January 9. Hoskova averaged over 16 points and eight rebounds per game as Rider went 2-0 in MAAC play last week to move into a tie for first-place in the league standings.  

- The win on Sunday was the 19th of the season for Rider. That is the most victories by the Broncs under Head Coach Lynn Milligan and the most for the program since the team won 26 games during the 1981-82 season. The Broncs won 15 games during both the 2012-13 and 2013-14 campaigns. The 13 MAAC wins are also the most under Milligan in a season and in program history. 

-  With the come-from-behind win at Monmouth and Quinnipiac’s road loss at Fairfield last week, the Broncs and Bobcats are tied atop the conference standings. Both teams boast 13-3 records in league play and QU has the head-to-head advantage having swept the season series.    

- For the first time in program history, the Rider University women’s basketball team was named to the CollegeInsider.com Women’s Mid-Major Top-25 Poll as announced by the committee on January 10. The CollegeInsider.com Women’s Mid-Major Top-25 is now in its seventh season of existence and is voted on by a panel of 31 coaches from across the country. The Broncs entered the poll at No. 25.

- Rider is 8-1 on the road in conference play this season, highlighted by a pair of one-point wins against Canisius and Siena. The Broncs have also scored double-digit triumphs versus Manhattan, Niagara, Marist, Saint Peter’s and Iona. The team had won six straight away from Lawrenceville in league play before a setback against Quinnipiac on January 21. Overall, the Broncs have 11 road wins which is tied for third in the country with Maryland and Mississippi State.  

- Rider is 14-1 when leading at halftime this winter. They had won their first 11 games before the Fairfield loss on January 14. The Broncs have won four straight conference games when trailing at halftime thanks to Sunday’s come-from-behind win against Canisius.

- Three weeks ago, Robin Perkins sank a free throw at Siena for her 1,000th point at Rider. She is the 20th player in program history to reach the milestone. She currently has 1,150 points as a Bronc and is third in the MAAC in scoring with 16.2 points per game.

- Julia Duggan recorded her team-leading seventh double-double of the season At Iona. She scored 14 points on 5-of-14 shooting to go along with 12 rebounds. Hoskova is the only other Bronc to record a double-double this season and that came last weekend against the Saints. Duggan currently ranks sixth in program history with 742 career rebounds. For her career she is averaging over six rebounds per game and this season she has pulled down more than seven boards in 15 games.

- Stella Johnson has been on a tear lately on both ends of the court. She has scored in double figures in four straight games. Johnson has also recorded five steals in two of the last three contests. This season, she has registered four or more steals in a game nine times. Earlier in the year, she had a season-high eight steals in a win against Lafayette. She currently ranks second in the conference in steals with 2.9 per game.    

- Rider currently ranks in the top-three in eight different statistical categories in the conference. The team is tied for tops in the MAAC in field-goal percentage (.413). The Broncs are second in the league in scoring offense (66.3) and scoring margin (+4.6). Rider is also third in field-goal percentage defense (.378), free-throw percentage (.728), steals per game (9.9), turnover margin (+1.00) and three-point field-goal percentage defense (.287).  

- The Broncs have three different players that rank in the top-five in the MAAC in different statistical categories. Perkins is third in points per game (16.2) and fifth in three-pointers made per game (2.2), Johnson is third in field-goal percentage (.503) and second in steals (2.9), and Duggan is fifth in both rebounds per game (7.6) and steals (1.8).
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