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Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
         
Release: January 30, 2013
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Rider Home Thursday
Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)

Rider Home Thursday
Broncs Begin Three-Game Home Stand

LAWRENCEVILLE--Riding a two-game winning streak, the Rider University women's basketball team returns home on Thursday evening to face Manhattan College in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game at 7pm in Alumni Gymnasium.

Rider (9-10, 4-4 MAAC) is led by two-time MAAC Player of the Week, junior MyNeshia McKenzie (Springfield, Pa./Springfield (Delco)) who is averaging 14.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.

McKenzie is coming off her 20th career 'double-double', scoring 19 points and pulling down 12 rebounds as the Broncs upset second place Fairfield 69-57 this past Sunday.

Rider is also paced by senior Sironda Chambers (Wilmington, Del.) (13.4 points, 4.5 rebound per game) and senior Caitlin Bopp (Baltimore, Md./Inst. of Notre Dame) who is averaging 9.4 points and 8.8 rebounds per contest.

Bopp enters the game averaging 2.11 blocks per game, 28th best in the nation.

In her seven career games against Manhattan, Bopp is averaging 12.1 points and 12.3 rebounds per contest with five 'double-doubles'.

Bopp enters the game with 829 rebounds, third best all-time at Rider and 19 rebounds behind Bronc Hall of Famer Kelly Eckardt who pulled down 848 boards from 1987-90.

Manhattan (5-14, 2-6 MAAC) is coming off a loss to Saint Peter's on Sunday as the Peacocks won for the first time this season after 18 straight losses.

The Jaspers are led by junior guard Monica Roeder who is averaging 11.1 points per game.

Rider defeated the Jaspers 48-41 on January 6 in Riverdale, New York, behind 18 points and eight rebounds from McKenzie and 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds from Bopp.

The Jaspers lead the all-time series 26-9.

After the game against Manhattan, Rider hosts Niagara on Saturday, February 2 at 2pm for Alumni Day and the Broncs host Fairfield on Thursday, February 7 at 5pm in a doubleheader with the Rider men.

Tickets for all home games are available via the TicketLeap link at the top of the page.

If you can't make the game, all non-televised home games can be seen on BroncVision and MAAC.TV as part of Rider's pay per view service powered by GoBroncs.com and the audio will be simulcast on the video stream with Jeff Nolan, Dick Wiseman, Dave Polaski and Jon Mozes bringing you all of the action.  The game can also be heard on 107.7 FM The Bronc and on 1077thebronc.com via links provided on GoBroncs.com.

GameViewer (LiveStats) will also be available, free of charge via the link on GoBroncs.com and live tweets will be sent out which you can follow via twitter @RiderAthletics.

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