Saturday, February 24, 2007

Men's Basketball: Fairfield Stags at Saint Peter's Peacocks

Site: The Yanitelli Center
Time: Sunday, 4:30 p.m.

FAIRFIELD (12-18, 9-8 MAAC)

Jonathan Han, G, 6-0, So., 7.6 ppg, 135 assists – 16 points against Marist on Monday

Mike Van Schaick, G, 6-2, Sr., 14.8 ppg, 58 assists– leads MAAC in free throw percentage (.842)

Anthony Johnson, C, 6-8, Fr., 8.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg – 4 points, 4 boards vs. Marist

Devin Johnson, G, 6-7, Fr., 2.6 ppg, 22 assists– 21 steals on the year

Greg Nero, F, 6-7, Fr., 9.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg – 7th in MAAC in blocked shots with 1.07 per game

SAINT PETER’S (5-23, 3-14 MAAC)

Raul Orta, G, 6-4, Jr., 13.6 ppg, 57 assists – Notched 13 points last time out vs. Fairfield

Tim Spitler, G, 6-3, Jr., 4.8 ppg, 33 assists – Leads team with 45 steals

Kevin Spann, G, 6-0, So., 11.9 ppg, 95 assists – Team-high 9 points on Friday against Iona

Kinzey Reeves, F, 7-0, Sr., 2.7 ppg, 1.7 rpg – Notched 11 points in first contest with Stags

Akeem Gooding, F, 6-6, Fr., 10.5 ppg, 5.9 rpg – 8 points, 11 boards vs. the Gaels


PEACOCK WOES: This season has been a rough one for Saint Peter’s. The team went through the longest losing streak in program history, losing 17 straight from early December to mid-February. The Peacocks currently sit at ninth place in the MAAC. Nonetheless, they enter tomorrow’s game coming off a come-from-behind win against Iona.

MAKING A STATEMENT: The Stags have lost three of their last four MAAC contests. However, they are still in contention for an upper-level seeding in the Tournament. Look for Fairfield to bounce back from its Monday-night loss to Marist and finish its regular season with authority.

-Frank Romano

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