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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL GAME NOTES AT FAIRFIELD

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Release: February 03, 2014
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GAME 24 – Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Monmouth University Hawks (6-17, 5-7 MAAC) at Fairfield University Stags (13-8, 8-4 MAAC)
Location: Fairfield, Conn. – Alumni Hall
Tip: 7:00 p.m.
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The Monmouth University women’s basketball team travels to Fairfield Tuesday night to round out the season series with the Stags. The Hawks took a dramatic 62-57 overtime victory against the Stags on Jan. 3 in West Long Branch. Most recently, the Hawks had a two-game winning streak snapped by Marist, 65-40, on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Stags have won three of their last four, including a 52-40 victory at Saint Peter’s on Saturday.

SCOUTING THE FAIRFIELD STAGS
Preseason All-MAAC First Teamer Katie Cizynski leads the Stags at 15.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Alexys Vazquez compliments Cizynski’s interior game well, shooting a team-best 42.3 percent (58-137) from long range to average 10.3 points per game. Preseason All-MAAC Second Team selection Brittany Obi-Tabot has averaged 10.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game so far this season. Kristin Schatzlein has also chipped in with 9.7 points per game, while Felicia DaCruz has contributed 7.0 points and a team-high 5.0 assists per game.

ALL-TIME SERIES VS. FAIRFIELD
Fairfield owns a 2-1 lead in the all-time series, with the first two games being played in the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons. The Stags won the first two games, including an 81-79 victory on Nov. 25, 1995 at Boylan Gym. Most recently, the Hawks defeated the Stags, 62-57, in overtime this past Jan. 3.

LAST TIME OUT
The Hawks fell to eight-time defending MAAC Champion Marist, 65-40, on Saturday. Helena Kurt led Monmouth with 12 points, while Chevannah Paalvast added six points and nine rebounds. Marist shot 28-of-41 from the free-throw line, while Monmouth was awarded just 12 chances from the charity stripe.
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