Lyons Game Day Central: Basketball vs. Babson at 1pm

Gameday Central graphic for Mount Holyoke vs. Babson on 1/27/2018.


THE MATCHUP: Mount Holyoke returns home on Saturday to face the Beavers of Babson College for the 46th time in program history. The series dates back to the 1981-82 season with Babson claiming an 37-8 overall record in the series.

THE LYONS: Mount Holyoke (0-18; 0-10 NEWMAC) walks onto the hardwood on the heels of a tough road loss to Clark on Wednesday. Junior guard Leah Hodges was once again the leading scorer for the Lyons, eclipsing the double-digit mark for the 10th time this season and the fifth time in five consecutive games. First year forward GraceAnne Woods also played well, adding seven points and four boards. Overall, Hodges leads the team with 9.4 points per contest.

THE BEAVERS: Babson (12-6; 8-2 NEWMAC) visits Mount Holyoke following a 63-56 loss to Springfield last Saturday. Junior Elizabeth Lane scored a team-high 13 points, while classmate Payton Ouimette added 11 points and a game-high 13 rebounds for the Beavers. Overall, Ouimette leads the team, averaging a double-double with 14.3 points and 12.7 rebounds.

NEXT UP: Mount Holyoke is back at Mildred S. Howard Gym next Saturday, facing Wellesley College at 1:00pm, while Babson ventures to Tufts on Monday for a 7:00pm tip-off time.