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Women's Basketball Hosts Manhattan On Thursday
Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics  
Release: 02/12/2014
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Game No. 24
Canisius (9-13, 5-9 MAAC) vs. Manhattan (6-17, 5-9 MAAC)
Thursday, Feb. 13 — 7 p.m.
Koessler Athletic Center

Live HD Broadcast: GoGriffs.com and MAAC.TV
Free Audio Broadcast: GoGriffs.com
     Mike Scott (p-x-p)
Twitter: @CanisiusWBB
     #Griffs #MAACHoops

QUICK HITTERS

  • The Canisius women’s basketball team returns to the Koessler Athletic Center to face Manhattan College on Thursday night.
  • Thursday’s game begins a stretch where the Golden Griffins play four of their final six regular-season games in the KAC.
  • Canisius has won three of its last four home games, including a 62-53 win over Niagara last week.
  • Canisius and Manhattan are meeting for the second time this season. The Jaspers won 72-56 in Riverdale on Dec. 29.
  • Canisius holds a 29-24 lead in the all-time series. The Griffs defeated the Jaspers 63-47 in the Koessler Athletic Center last season.
  • The 2013-14 season is the 25th year that the Golden Griffins have played in the MAAC.

NOTING THE GRIFFS

  • Canisius has shot 40 percent or better in 11 games after shooting 40 percent or better five times in 31 games during the entire 2012-13 season.
  • Senior Jamie Ruttle enters Thursday’s game with 1,117 career points and ranks 18th in program history in career scoring and 17th with 540 career rebounds. Ruttle has scored in double figures a team-best 13 times this season and 56 times in her career.
  • Junior Kayla Hoohuli is the only player in the MAAC to make a 3-pointer in 22 or more games. Hoohuli is averaging 11.9 points during the last 10 games.
  • Senior Jen Morabito ranks fourth in program history in career 3-pointers (194) and third in 3-point field goal percentage (37.0). 
  • Senior Jen Lennox is third in the program’s Division I history with 98 blocks.
  • Since entering the starting lineup on Jan. 12, redshirt junior Courtney VandeBovenkamp is avearging 7.3 points and 5.8 rebounds while shooting 53.5 percent in 25.1 minutes per game.
  • Under Terry Zeh, Canisius is 46-31 in overtime games or games decided by five points or fewer — ranking as the best winning percentage (.597) in the MAAC since 2004-05. Canisius is 4-0 in such games this season.

MANHATTAN SCOUT

  • Manhattan enters Thursday’s game with a 6-17 overall record and 5-9 record in MAAC play.
  • The Jaspers have split their last four games, defeating Saint Peter’s 58-31 last weekend before falling to 71-67 to Iona.
  • Monica Roeder leads the team and ranks 11th in the league at 12.4 points per game. Roeder is eighth in program history with 1,302 points.
  • Roeder ranks sixth in the MAAC in 3-point field goals per game (2.0) while Nicole Isaacs is also averaging 2.0 3-pointers per game.
  • Allison Skrec is second in the MAAC at 5.6 assists per game. Shayna Ericksen is second in the MAAC at field goal percentage (54.1). 
  • Manhattan is second in the MAAC in 3-point field goal percentage defense (30.3) but 10th in field goal percentage defense (42.0). Opponents are shooting 48 percent on two-point shots against the Jaspers this season.
  • In MAAC play, Manhattan leads the MAAC at 11.4 steals per game.
  • Manhattan is eighth in the MAAC in scoring (59.7) and seventh in scoring defense (67.1).
  • Manhattan is 11th in the MAAC in defensive rebounding percentage (55.3) and ninth in offensive rebounding percentage (28.1).
  • John Olenowski is in his fifth season at Manhattan. Olenowski led Manhattan to a school-record 24 victories in 2010-11 and to two postseason appearances (2011 and 2012). 

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