THE MATCHUP: Mount Holyoke welcomes Springfield College on Wednesday for the 36th time in program history, dating back to the 1998-99 season that saw the Pride take a 56-47 victory. Springfield currently holds a 5-30 advantage in the series. The Lyons most recent success came in 2012 where MHC upended the Pride in double overtime for an 86-82 win.
THE LYONS: Mount Holyoke (2-5 overall; 0-2 NEWMAC) is coming off of a 65-21 loss to MIT last weekend. First year guard Katlyn Grover led the Lyons with seven points, while fellow classmate and guard Kathryn Violette notched four points, five boards, and three assists. For the year, senior forward and captain Xajaah Williams-Flores leads the team with 10.8 points per game and 8.7 rebounds. Violette is the second leading scorer, averaging 9.9 points and a team-best 3.0 assists.
THE PRIDE: Springfield (3-2 overall; 1-0 NEWMAC) enters the game after an 83-53 victory over Wellesley in its conference opener last Saturday. Senior center Ava Adamopoulos tied her career-high with 25 points on 8-of-11 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds off the bench. Fellow classmate Molly McCausland also turned in a strong game with 10 points, four assists, and three steals. On the season, Adamopoulos leads the team with 16.8 points per game and nine rebounds, while senior guard Danielle Racette leads the team with 2.8 assists a game.
NEXT UP: Mount Holyoke will hit the hardwood again on Saturday at 1:00pm where it will face University of Saint Joseph on the road. Springfield will also be in action on Saturday, facing Worcester State at home starting at 1:00pm.
May 19, 2017 2016-17 Basketball Year In Review
March 2, 2017 Two Named to NEWMAC Winter All-Sportsmanship Teams
February 18, 2017 Lyons Fall In Regular Season Finale
February 15, 2017 MHC Falls to Smith College At Home
February 13, 2017 Williams-Flores Named Defensive Athlete of the Week by the NEWMAC
February 11, 2017 MHC Drops Conference Road Loss To MIT
February 8, 2017 Lyons Basketball Falls in Non-conference Action
February 4, 2017 MHC Falls Short In Comeback Over Emerson
February 1, 2017 Basketball Tripped Up at WPI in NEWMAC Road Contest
January 28, 2017 Basketball Drops NEWMAC Game To Wheaton
January 25, 2017 Basketball Suffers Tough NEWMAC Loss at Springfield
January 21, 2017 Basketball Falls To Babson At Home
January 16, 2017 Basketball Falls In Non-Conference Road Action
January 14, 2017 Basketball Falls To Wheaton On The Road Despite Fast Start
January 12, 2017 Basketball Falls To WPI 74-42 At Home
January 10, 2017 Lyons Fall To NEWMAC Rival
January 7, 2017 Lyons Shoulder Road Loss To Babson
January 4, 2017 Lyons Open 2017 With Tough Loss To Smith
December 10, 2016 Basketball Shoulders Loss to USJ to Close Out 2016
December 7, 2016 Lyons Fall To Springfield In NEWMAC Action
December 5, 2016 Lyons Game Day Central: Basketball vs. Springfield on Wednesday
December 3, 2016 Basketball Falls to MIT in NEWMAC Home Opener
November 30, 2016 Lyons Drop Conference Opener To Clark
November 22, 2016 Basketball Drops Non-Conference Game to Elms College
November 20, 2016 Lyons Shoulder Loss In ACPHS Championship Game
November 19, 2016 Basketball Powers Past ACPHS; Advances to Tip-Off Championship
November 17, 2016 Basketball Defeats Green Mountain, 47-38, in Home Opener
November 15, 2016 Basketball Shoulders Season-Opening Loss at Worcester State