Game Preview: Women's Basketball vs. Bryant & Stratton (Buffalo)

Game Preview: Women's Basketball vs. Bryant & Stratton (Buffalo)

Women's Basketball vs. Bryant & Stratton (Buffalo)
Saturday, February 13 | 1 p.m.
Staake Gymnasium | Babson Park, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson and Bryant & Stratton will meet for the first time on Saturday.

SCOUTING THE BOBCATS
• Bryant & Stratton (5-2) is coming off a 77-43 win over Villa Maria back on February 3.
• Senior Alissa Johnson scored a game-high 23 points and sophomore Mary Caldwell and junior Nia Carver both added 12 points for the Bobcats, who shot 44.1 percent and turned 31 Villa Maria turnovers into 31 points.
• Caldwell (15.2 pts, 2.7 stl) has scored in double figures six times off the bench this winter, Johnson is averaging 13.7 points and 4.0 rebounds, and senior Janae Brannon (7.8 pts, 7.4 reb, 6.2 ast) leads the team in both rebound and assists.
• Bryant & Stratton is forcing 24.3 turnovers per game on the year.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (3-0) stayed unbeaten with a 66-64 victory at UMass Dartmouth on Wednesday night.
• First-year Kelly Walsh scored 19 points, sophomore Megan Bauman added 14 points and seven assists, and classmate Samantha Smith scored the go-ahead hoop with 1.2 seconds remaining for the Beavers.
• Walsh (16.7 pts, 6.3 reb, 3.7 ast) is shooting 56.3 percent from the floor, Smith is averaging 12.7 points and 6.3 boards, and Bauman is contributing 11.0 points, a team-high 6.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds.
• The Green and White has limited its first three opponents to just 27.8 percent shooting.

SMALL MARGINS
• Wednesday's two-point victory at UMass Dartmouth is the Beavers' smallest margin of victory since a 55-53 triumph over MIT back on January 23, 2019.

CRASHING THE GLASS
• Entering Saturday's contest, Babson has eight players pulling down at least 4.0 rebounds per game.
• Senior Nicole Hiller is averaging a team-high 9.0 boards, while Smith leads the Green and White with 11 offensive rebounds over the first three games.

LENDING AN ASSIST
• Babson finished with 20 assists on 26 made field goals for the second game in a row on Wednesday and has assisted on 73.8 percent (59-of-80) of its baskets to begin the season.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers are off to a 3-0 start for the first time since the 2014-15 campaign.

HOW TO TUNE IN
• While no spectators will be allowed inside Staake Gymnasium, all home games will be streamed on the Babson Sports Network.

UP NEXT
• Babson will host New England College to begin a home-and-home weekend series next Saturday, February 20, at 1 p.m., inside Staake Gymnasium.

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