Merrimack Warriors (4-14, 2-2 NEC) at Stonehill Skyhawks (7-11, 3-1 NEC)
South Easton, Massachusetts; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Merrimack plays the Stonehill Skyhawks after Jordan Minor scored 22 points in Merrimack’s 65-53 win against the Saint Francis (BKN) Terriers.
The Skyhawks are 3-2 on their home court. Stonehill ranks third in the NEC with 22.7 defensive rebounds per game led by Isaiah Burnett averaging 3.8.
The Warriors are 2-2 in NEC play. Merrimack is 3-10 against opponents with a winning record.
The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams in conference play.
TOP PERFORMERS: Burnett is averaging 12.3 points and 2.8 steals for the Skyhawks. Max Zegarowski is averaging 2.5 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Stonehill.
Mykel Derring averages 1.5 made 3-pointers per game for the Warriors, scoring 4.8 points while shooting 36.6% from beyond the arc. Ziggy Reid is averaging 12.9 points over the past 10 games for Merrimack.
LAST 10 GAMES: Skyhawks: 5-5, averaging 66.0 points, 30.1 rebounds, 11.6 assists, 8.2 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 42.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 65.5 points per game.
Warriors: 3-7, averaging 57.3 points, 25.6 rebounds, 10.4 assists, 10.2 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 40.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 56.8 points.
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