BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College women's basketball team heads west to take on North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opponent Penn State Berks for the first time this season Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT
The Lions fell to the College of Saint Elizabeth 65-46 on Jan. 23 to dip to 5-12 overall, 2-7 against the conference. Allie Warren led the way for Bryn Athyn with 17 points. Clayshonia Cogmon racked up a game-high 17 rebounds and six steals.
Penn State Berks fell to 5-9 overall and 3-6 in the NEAC after a 78-61 road loss to Penn State Abington on Jan. 23. Trailing by three after the first quarter, the game got away from Berks as Abington outscored the visitors 32-11 in the second quarter. Kylie Herman paced Berks with 17 points, eight rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Melissa Martin added 12 points and five rebounds.
SCOUTING THE LIONS
Bryn Athyn remains one of the conference's top defensive teams, allowing 60.4 points per game—which is fourth in the NEAC. They hold their opponents to 35.3 percent shooting overall and 25.9 percent from 3-point range, which ranks fifth and third, respectively. The Lions are 5-2 when opponents score 54 or fewer points.
Allie Warren three 3-pointers in the loss to Saint Elizabeth to extend her 3-pointer streak to 34 games. Warren sits fourth in the conference with 45 3-pointers and 11th with a 36.6 3-point shooting percentage. She is leading the team with 12.0 points per game to rank 23rd in the NEAC.
Clayshonia Cogmon posted at least 12 rebounds for the third straight game and has eight games with 12 or more rebounds. She is third in the league in rebounding with 11.9 rebounds per game and remains strong on the offensive glass with 102 offensive rebounds. Cogmon also has 42 steals, which is ninth in the conference, 11 in the last three games.
Zeniyah Sanders had a streak of four straight games with a block snapped at Saint Elizabeth. She remains third in the NEAC with 35 blocked shots. Sanders is ninth in the conference with 8.8 rebounds per game.
The team leader in assists with 42, Sha'Vion Woodland has recorded three or more assists in four of the last five games. Woodland added at least one steal in the last five outings. She is 17th in the NEAC in assists.
Anja Weisser had eight rebounds against Saint Elizabeth, raising her season average to 2.9 per game. Weisser averaged 7.5 rebounds in two games against the Eagles.
SCOUTING PENN STATE BERKS
The Nittany Lions are third in the NEAC scoring 67.3 points per game, but last in the conference in scoring defense and opponent field goals shooting as they allow 73.8 points per game on 41.2 percent shooting.
Berks is 3-2 at home this season, 3-0 against the NEAC South, and putting up 76.8 points per game. The Nittany Lions are shooting nearly eight percentage points better at home than on the road (40.8 percent to 32.9 percent) and averaging almost six assists more (18.0 to 12.4).
Kylie Herman is sitting fourth in the conference in minutes per game (36.4), eighth in rebounding (8.9 rpg), and ninth in assists (51) and scoring (17.1 ppg). She has played at least 30 minutes in every game this season. Herman has a steal in 12 straight games and five games with 20 or more points.
Deanna Daddona is contributing 15.6 points per game, which is 11th in the NEAC. Daddona has hit 37 3-pointers this season to sit eighth and is shooting 80.4 percent at the free throw line to rank fifth.
Melissa Martin has three straight points with 10 or more points to bring her scoring average to 13.9 points per game. Martin is the league's seventh-best 3-point shooter at 39.6 percent.
Bryn Athyn is a perfect 7-0 all-time against Penn State Berks, 4-0 in Reading. Six of the seven games have been decided by double digits. Last year, the Lions knocked off the Nittany Lions 65-50 at home and 77-58 at Berks.