RIVERDALE, NY — The Manhattan women’s basketball team enters a critical week of MAAC play as they travel to Buffalo for their annual visits to Niagara and Canisius.
On Thursday, the Jaspers will seek revenge on Niagara, with the game being televised on ESPN+, and live stats can be found HERE. Fans planning to travel to Western New York can purchase tickets to the Niagara Game HERE.
On Saturday, the Green-Whites will try to wrap up Canisius’ regular-season win on ESPN3.
Canisius provides live stats HERE and tickets can be purchased HERE.
Manhattan goes into the week with an overall record of 6-10 and 3-4 in the MAAC. Last time out, the Jaspers put on a show on Kids Day against Siena, dominating the Saints from tip one with a 78-53 win. Dee Dee Davis had a game of her own and posted a career-high 37 points, the most points scored by a female MAAC player in a single game this season, including beating the entire Siena team 17-12 in the first quarter while she 11 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season. She also added four steals to her already impressive stat line-up.
Davis wasn’t the only Jasper in their game that day. Brazil Harvey-Carr scored a season-high 17 points while connecting from beyond the arc on 5-9 attempts. Jade Blagrove scored her first double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 boards. Helena Galunic left the field in a perfect 4-4 for eight points.
Niagara will welcome the Jaspers to western New York amid a heat wave hot enough to warm the entire freezing city of Buffalo. The team is on a four-game win streak in MAAC and is 5-1 since beating the Green-Whites 66-62 on New Year’s Eve at Draddy Gym. In that game, the Jaspers lost in the eye of Purple Eagle’s hurricane defense and committed 33 turnovers.
As for the Golden Griffins, they have only had one win since their 73-68 loss at Draddy on December 29, an overtime win over the Saint Peter’s Peacocks (79-74). The Jaspers overcame a 10-point deficit in the first meeting to achieve the win. Davis led the way with 28 points Bella Nascimento poured in 16 points while Harvey-Carr earned 13 points and secured seven boards.
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