Women’s Basketball Weekly Preview: Medgar Evers

Women’s Basketball Weekly Preview: Medgar Evers

Albertus Magnus College
Women's Basketball Weekly Preview

Albertus Magnus (2-1)
at
Medgar Evers (0-3)
Tuesday, Nov. 21 • 7 p.m. • Brooklyn, N.Y.

WEEK TWO
Following a 2-1 week, the Albertus Magnus College women's basketball team looks to improve to three wins on the season as the Falcons take on Medgar Evers Tuesday evening in non-conference play.

WEEK ONE RECAP

WEEK ONE HIGHLIGHTS

Jill Johnson

  • Led the team in points last week with 18.3 points per game.
  • Recorded her first career double-double, 15 points and 10 rebounds, vs. Mitchell.
  • Posted a season-high 21 points vs. Widener

Olivia Bolden

  • Opened the season with three straight double-doubles.
  • First time in career to start with three straight double-doubles.
  • Posted a season-high 21 points vs. Widener

Andreah Orr

  • Led the defensive unit with a total of 10 blocks.
  • Posted two five-block performances vs. Mitchell and Wilson.

ALL-TIME VS. MEDGAR EVERS
Albertus Magnus leads Medgar Evers in the all-time series, 2-0.

LAST TIME VS. MEDGAR EVERS
Game (11/17/16):
Albertus Magnus 76 | Medgar Evers 55 – RECAP / BOX SCORE 

SCOUTING MEDGAR EVERS

  • The Cougars are currently 0-3 on the season.
  • Medgar Evers was chosen to finish ninth in the CUNYAC preseason poll.
  • Last season, the team finished with an overall record of 1-25.
  • This season, Medgar Evers averages 39.0 points per game while shooting 25.1 percent from the field, 18.5 percent from three-point range and 42.6 percent from the line.
  • Shae-quana Brathwaite leads the Cougars averaging 17.0 points per game.

FALCON STANDOUTS

  • Jill Johnson ranks second in the conference averaging 18.3 points per game behind Morgan Church of Lasell, who is averaging 30.0 points per game.
  • Olivia Bolden leads the conference in rebounding with 14.0 rebounds per game.

GNAC RANKINGS – TEAM

  • Albertus Magnus leads the conference averaging 35.0 defensive rebounds per game.
  • Albertus Magnus ranks second in four different statistical categories – offensive rebounds per game (16.0), rebounds per game (51.0), steals per game (13.0) and blocks per game (5.0).

NEW ARRIVALS
The Falcons welcome six newcomers to the squad for the 2017-18 season – Maxine Sanchez, Raegon Sterling-Davis, Cassie Couture, Andreah Orr, Jackie Harris and Kristen Cunning.

WELCOME BACK
Albertus Magnus returns five players from last year's squad – Jill Johnson, Kiki Epps, Angelina Piccirillo, Sasha Byrd and Olivia Bolden.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PICKED TO FINISH SEVENTH IN GNAC PRESEASON POLL
LINK: Complete GNAC Women's Basketball Preseason Release
The Albertus Magnus College women's basketball team was picked to finish seventh in the 2017 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Preseason Poll. The Falcons earned 102 points to finish just two points behind sixth-place Norwich

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR AMC BASKETBALL GAMES
All Albertus Magnus men's & women's basketball regular-season games are subject to tickets and admission charges. Tickets are $3 for adults/senior citizens and children 12 & under (accompanied by an adult) are free. Albertus Magnus students, faculty and staff receive free admission to the event with a valid ID.

Individual season passes are also available and priced at $20. The season pass allows (1) admission to any/both men's and women's basketball regular-season games.

LAST YEAR RECAP
The women's basketball team ended the 2016-17 season with a 14-12 overall record and advanced to the GNAC Tournament as the No. 4 seed thanks to a 9-7 mark in league play. Albertus saw its season come to an end with a setback at Saint Joseph's of Maine in the GNAC Quarterfinals.

BOLDEN AND FALCIGNO JOIN 1,000 POINT CLUB
Former Falcon Lliz Falcigno and returning forward Olivia Bolden have joined the 1,000 point club last season. Falcigno finished her tenure with the Falcons with 1,073 points while Bolden will continue to add to her current total of 1,455.

BOLDEN AND FALCIGNO RECEIVE ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS
At the end of last season, Olivia Bolden (South Windsor, Conn.) and Liz Falcigno (Wallingford, Conn.) both earned All-Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) honors. Bolden was named to the first team, while Falcigno landed on the second team.

SIX PLAYERS NAMED TO THE GNAC ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) announced its All-Academic Team for the 2016-17 school year. Fifty-seven student-athletes from Albertus Magnus College were among the 893 members, including Jill Johnson, Megan Thornton, Liz Falcigno, Aaliyah Bohannon, Angelina Piccirillo and Olivia Bolden.

UP NEXT
Albertus Magnus returns to action next week with a non-conference road tilt at Western Connecticut State University on Tuesday and a GNAC home clash against Regis (Mass.) on Saturday.