Saturday, December 9, 2006

Women's Basketball Capsule: A preview of the Fairfield vs. Canisius Game

This Sunday, the Stags square off against conference foe Canisius at 2 pm.

Fairfield (4-5) has a 1-0 conference record, while the Golden Griffins (6-2) are 0-1 in conference play.

So far this season for Canisius, Amanda Cavo leads the team with 13.1 points per game. Joining her in double figures is Abby Radunske with 11.9.

Megan Lyte leads the team on the boards with 6.1 rebounds per game.

To win, Fairfield must build off this Friday’s solid conference opener, where the Stags beat Niagara 77-63.

The Stags had contributions up and down the lineup—a key ingredient to success in the long run.

Sabra Wrice and Baendu Lowenthal led the way for a combined 30 points, proving why they are a powerful offensive duo.

The defensive play was as outstanding as it has been all year, as Fairfield trounced Niagara on the boards, 53-35.

Fairfield needs to continue to rebound and defend with intensity, since little things like these are what win games.

To come out on top on Sunday, the Stags will also have to stymie Canisius’ potent offense.

In their first conference game versus Iona, the Golden Griffins had four players in double digits, with Lyte notching a team-high 15 points.

Nonetheless, now that Fairfield’s offense is really gelling, the Stags have some room to trade buckets throughout the game.

Coming into the game for the Stags, three players are in double figures on offense.

Sabra Wrice `09 leads the squad with a team-high 13.8 points per game, while fellow junior Meka Werts and sophomore Baendu Lowenthal have 11.2 and 10.8, respectively.

If Fairfield comes out of the gate strong and strings together a series of scoring drives throughout the game like it did versus Niagara, the Stags will be in contention throughout the game.

-Frank Romano

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