Dartmouth Big Green, (3-5, 0-0 Ivy League) vs.
Marist Red Foxes (3-7, 1-1 MAAC)
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016 – 2 p.m.
Location: Hanover, N.H. – Leede Arena (2,100)
All time series: Red Foxes lead 3-1
Dartmouth Big Green, (3-5, 0-0 Ivy League) vs.
Rhode Island Rams, (4-7, 0-0 A-10)
Date: Sunday, December 18, 2016 – 4 p.m.
Location: Kingston, R.I. – The Ryan Center (7,800)
All time series: Rams lead 9-2
THIS WEEKEND’S GAMES
The Dartmouth women’s basketball team returns home after a four-game road swing by hosting Marist at 2 p.m. on Saturday before heading to Rhode Island on Sunday.
SCOUTING THE RED FOXES
Marist heads into this weekend having won three of its last four games. The Red Foxes recently defeated Boston University,76-57, in Poughkeepsie. Marist leads the MAAC in free throw percentage, shooting .768 from the charity stripe through 10 games. The Red Foxes’ have three players averaging double digits in points, as Rebekah Hand leads the team with 15.4, while Allie Clement is not far behind averaging 12.3. Hand has also been consistent on the boards with 6.8 per game.
LAST TIME AGAINST MARIST
On November 20, 2010, the Big Green fell to Marist, 77-46, in Burlington, Vermont in the TD Bank Classic at Vermont. Dartmouth was leading the contest with seven minutes to play in the first half, but the Red Foxes went into the locker room at the half on a 21-0 run, before extending it to a 30-0 run in the second. The Big Green played a strong first half until the final six minutes of the period and could not recover from Marist’s big run. Sasha Dosenko led Dartmouth with 12 points and six rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench. Freshman point guard Nicola Zimmer neared a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds.
SCOUTING THE RAMS
Rhode Island is in the midst of a four-game losing streak after suffering a 72-36 loss to Kansas last Sunday. The Rams have faced some tough competition in their non-conference slate with three teams from the Power Five conferences, including last year’s national champion runner up, Syracuse. Charise Wilson leads Rhode Island with 17 points per game and 23 steals on the season. Dominique Ward is the Ram’s top rebounder with six per game. She also averages 9.1 points through 11 games.
LAST TIME AGIANST RHODE ISALND
On December 4, 2015, the Big Green fell to the Rams, 57-41 after keeping the score close for the majority of the game. Two Dartmouth players recorded double-doubles as senior Lakin Roland scored a team-high 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Kate Letkewicz added 11 points and led the Big Green with 12 boards.
HOME SWEET HOME
Dartmouth returns home for the first time since November 26 when the Big Green fell to Army in Leede Arena. Dartmouth went 1-3 on its four-game road trip with a solid 61-49 victory at Boston University. After their game against Marist, the Big Green will hit the road for three of its last four non-conference games of the 2016-17 campaign.
NOT COLD AS ICE
Sophomore Isalys “Ice” Quiñones has performed well for Dartmouth in her new role as a starter. The 6-3 forward has started all eight games this season and recorded her first career double double with 11 points and 12 rebounds in the Big Green’s, 61-51, win to open the season. She averages 7.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.
REWRITING THE RECORD BOOKS
The Big Green’s lone senior, Fanni Szabo has been climbing on some of Dartmouth’s all-time records’ lists. With 1,072 career points, Szabo is in sole possession of 16th in the all-time scoring category. She is also sixth in both three-point field goals made and attempted.
LIVE FROM LEEDE
For the first time in recent years, Big Green basketball returns to the airwaves as each home game will be broadcast live on KOOL FM 93.9/96.3. Brett Franklin will serve as the team’s play-by-play broadcaster with Jill Glessner on color commentary.
PATH TO THE PALESTRA
The inaugural Ivy League men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12, 2017, at the Palestra in Philadelphia. The top four teams will earn berths in the tournament, with the semifinals on Saturday and the championships on Sunday. All six games will be broadcast live on ESPN’s networks.
Can’t make it to the games? Dartmouth’s game against Marist can be seen live in HD on the Ivy League Digital Network for subscribers. DartmouthSports.com will provide a live stats link for those looking to follow along during both contests. Fans are also encouraged to follow the team’s official Twitter account @DartmouthWBB for live in-game updates.
The Big Green will remain on the road when Dartmouth travels to the ACC’s Boston College on Dec. 21.