BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College women's basketball team concludes its string of four straight home games when the Lions play host to North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) southern division leader Lancaster Bible on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. in Asplundh Field House.
LAST TIME OUT
Bryn Athyn (5-11, 2-5 NEAC) was knocked off by Penn State Abington on Jan. 17, 58-51, in Asplundh Field House. The Lions were outscored 12-5 in the final 5:42 of the contest after Zeniyah Sanders tied the score at 46 with two free throws.
Lancaster Bible (9-7, 7-0 NEAC) picked up its third straight victory, defeating Keuka at home 62-58 on Jan. 14. Caitlin Hickey posted a game-high 24 points, while Kirsten Webster poured in 21 points.
SCOUTING THE LIONS
Bryn Athyn is the second-best defensive team in the NEAC, ranking second in scoring defense (59.8 points per game) and opponent field goal percentage (34.4 percent), and third in opponent 3-point shooting (26.2 percent). In conference play, The Lions are allowing 59.6 points per game and opponents are shooting 32.6 percent from the field, which are fourth and third, respectively, in the league.
The Lions are also second in rebounding (45.4 per game) and offensive rebounding (16.8 per game), and fourth in rebounding margin (+2.1).
Allie Warren is averaging 12.3 points during the first three home games to raise her season average to 11.8 points per game, which is 24th in the conference. Warren is fourth with 40 made 3-pointers and 12th in 3-pointer shooting at 35.4 percent. After making two triples against Penn State Abington, Warren has now made a 3-pointer in all 16 games this season.
Clayshonia Cogmon has had a strong home stand for the Lions, putting up 10.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting and 12.7 rebounds. Cogmon is third in the conference in rebounding (11.6 points per game) and leading the way in offensive rebounding (94). She is also 11th in the conference in steals (34).
Zeniyah Sanders sits third in the conference with 32 blocked shots and ninth with 9.1 rebounds per game. She is contributing 8.5 points, 8.4 rebounds, and five blocked shots in the last two games.
Morgan Phillips is adding 8.3 points per game during the home stand.
SCOUTING LANCASTER BIBLE
Lancaster Bible leads the NEAC in shooting percentage at 41.8 percent, but only 10th in scoring with 62.9 points per game. In conference play, the Chargers are averaging 69.0 points per game, which is fourth, and shooting a NEAC-best 44.3 percent.
Kirsten Webster is the conference's fourth-leading scorer with 19.5 points per game. She has scored at least 20 points eight times this season, including in each of the last two games. Webster leads the conference in made free throws (115), and sits third in free throw percentage (82.1 percent), fifth in assists (59), and sixth in steals (40), made field goals (98), and field goal shooting (45.0 percent).
Courtney Goyak is one of three players in the NEAC to average a double-double with 14.4 points per game and a conference-high 17.9 rebounds per game. Goyak—who has 13 double-doubles this season—has grabbed at least 20 rebounds in six times. She is second in shooting percentage (53.8 percent), fifth in made free throws (60), 10th in made field goals (85), and 13th in scoring.
Caitlin Hickey is eighth in the league in scoring with 17.2 points per game. She is fifth in made 3-pointers (39), 11th in 3-point shooting (35.5 percent), and 12th in shooting (42.0 percent).
Bryn Athyn is 1-5 all-time against Lancaster Bible, picking up their first win against the Chargers last season 81-71 on Feb. 14, 2017, in Lancaster. The win snapped Lancaster Bible's 46-game home winning streak against NEAC competition.