DECEMBER 2 | 1:00 PM
BOSTON – The Suffolk women's basketball team will take part in a GNAC basketball doubleheader Saturday, Dec. 1 when the Rams entertain Mount Ida inside Regan Gymnasium in game one with the men's team taking on Saint Joseph's (Maine) at 3 p.m.
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Five of Suffolk's games this season will serve as a doubleheader event with the Rams' men's squad. Last season, Suffolk went 2-1 when playing the same day inside Regan Gymnasium as the men.
LAST TIME OUT
The Suffolk women's basketball team strolled past Lasell, 57-36, to lift the lid on its GNAC portion of its 2017-18 schedule Wednesday night at the Athletic Center.
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Suffolk put back-to-back wins together for the second time this season to improve to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in league play.
Jenni-Rose DiCecco has been threat offensively for the blue-and-gold with the rookie's 13.3 ppg leading the way. The floor general shoots 44.4 percent from the floor and dishes out a team-best 4.2 apg. Georgia Bourikas joins DiCecco in double figures with the senior contributing 11.2 ppg. Alexis Hackett (8.7 ppg), Jordan Hipwell (8.2 ppg) and Shannon Smith (8.0 ppg) each consistently contribute to Suffolk's 63.8 ppg offense.
Defensively, Hackett's 10.7 rpg anchors Suffolk's 41.5 rpg. Bourikas adds 5.0 rpg with Hipwell and DiCecco adding 4.8 rpg and 4.7 rpg, respectively, to the effort.
Mount Ida saw its four-game win streak come to a halt last night as the Mustangs fell to Salem State, 72-60, to move to 4-1 on the season. Mt. Ida will open its GNAC schedule in Saturday's showdown with Suffolk.
Mt. Ida's 69.8 ppg receives double digit efforts from a trio of Mustangs in Valerie Martin (12.4 ppg), Patricia Liotta (12.2 ppg) and Imani Bumpus (11.6 ppg). Jaime Moscaot adds 9.4 ppg.
Martin also leads the Mustangs on the defensive end with 8.6 rpg to go along with 3.8 spg. Bumpus pitches in 6.8 rpg and Moscato chips in 4.4 rpg.
The Mustangs are under the guidance of nine-year head coach Katie Greene.
Suffolk is undefeated, 13-0, all-time versus Mount Ida since the series began in 2007.
Georgia Bourikas looks to stamp her name in the Rams' record book this season. The senior is just 212 points shy of the coveted 1,000-point milestone. The guard from Hull, Massachusetts, also looks to move her current fourth-place standing on the all-time treys made list with 114 up, while she also has the chance to seal up spots on the all-time assists (164) and blocks (29) list.
Suffolk steps out of conference competition next week as the Rams hit the road and MASCAC members Fitchburg State (Thursday, Dec. 7) and Framingham State (Saturday, Dec. 9).