Fairfield vs Rider – Game Preview – January 8, 2022
The Fairfield Stags (6-5, 3-0 MAAC) are on a roll as they attempt to continue a three-game winning streak when they visit the Rider Broncs (3-9, 1-2 MAAC) at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday January 8, 2022.
Rider fell in Manhattan 63-58 in the team’s last outing on Thursday. The team’s top Lenaejha Evans’ 14 points were not enough in the loss.
Lou Lopez-Senechal assisted Fairfield to the 69-52 victory over Iona on Thursday, scoring 22 points in the game.
Running team statistics
The runner enters Saturday’s game averaging 58.3 points per game, 5.2 short of the 63.5 points allowed by Fairfield per game. Even scoring over 64, the Broncs have a 3-7 this season.
The Broncs shoot 71.3% of the team charity strip, good for fourth place in the MAAC. Evans leads Rider with 3.4 free throws per game (shooting 66% from the line).
Fairfield team stats
The Stags total 61.3 points per game, which is less than the 63.1 points allowed by the rider. Fairfield’s record this season is 5-4 when he scores at least 63 points.
The Stags make 75.9% of their free throws as a team, the best in the MAAC. Lopez-Senechal is hitting 2.9 free throws per game to lead Fairfield while knocking down 78 percent of his attempts on the line.
Cavaliers to watch
Evans pace the runner’s scoring effort, averaging 15.8 points and 1.5 steals per game. Amanda Mobley is the team’s top passer, distributing 3.1 assists with 4.6 points per game. The main rebounder for the Broncs is Raphaela Toussaint, who catches 8.2 rebounds per game in addition to an average of 9.9 points.
Makayla Firebaugh’s 2.1 three-pointers per game make him the most prolific three-point shooter in his Rider. She takes 29% of her shots from the city center.
Player stats reflect 11 of 11 games this season.
Fairfield players to watch
Lopez-Senechal is Fairfield’s leading scorer, averaging 19.3 points per game. Andrea Hernangomez is the top rebounder, averaging 9.7 rebounds per game with 7.0 points, while Rachel Hakes leads the Stags with 5.0 assists per game in addition to an average of 6.3 points per game.
Sam Lewis is the main threat to Fairfield Beyond the Arc. She walks the team at three per game, scoring 2.3 three-pointers per game with a 34% shooting percentage from deep inside.
Player stats reflect 10 of 10 games this season.
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