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Freedom Conference hoops

King's at Misericordia

Today, Anderson Center, Dallas

Women: 6 p.m.

Men: 8:05 p.m.

TV (men): MyNetworkTV (WQMY)

KING'S (13-4, 5-1)
NoPlayerPosHt PPGYr
21Katlin MichaelsG5-7 13.7Sr.
10Celia RaderG5-7 13.9Sr.
22Lindsay AtchisonF6-0 10.8Sr.
14Molly DahlF5-10 5.2Sr.
23Jennifer FabianF5-10 5.4Fr.


NoPlayerPosHt PPGYr
10Tyann McDanielG5-4 10.3Sr.
31Lauren SmicherkoG5-6 12.7Jr.
13Hannah SeelyG5-8 11.7Jr.
33Nikki BaroF5-9 4.3Fr.
22Sam BaroF5-10 4.7So.

Lineups based on last game


• Tonight's opener is a rematch of last season's Freedom Conference title game, won 64-54 by the Cougars in Wilkes-Barre. Tyann McDaniel scored 15 points in the contest and was named tournament MVP.

• Misericordia was the only Freedom team to beat King's last season, including a 68-56 win in Dallas. The Lady Monarchs beat the Cougars 51-44 in the teams' other meeting in 2011-12.

• Freshman Jennifer Fabian made her first career start for King's on Monday in a non-conference win over Keystone, extending the team's winning streak to eight games. The Lady Monarchs hit a high mark of 13 straight wins last season.

• The Cougars also won a non-conference game on Monday, topping Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Sam Baro moved into the starting lineup in place of Caitlin Kessler.

• King's enters the game in second place in the Freedom standings, one behind FDU-Florham for first. Misericordia is tied with DeSales and Eastern for third.

KING'S (8-9, 3-3)
NoPlayerPosHt PPGYr
15Joe CaffreyG6-0 5.4Jr.
3Matt FiorinoG5-10 12.1Sr.
22Kyle HammondsG6-3 13.0Jr.
52Ian OakleyF6-4 4.4Sr.
33Tom HestonF/C6-6 5.5Fr.


NoPlayerPosHt PPGYr
10Matt GreeneG5-9 11.9Jr.
5Jesse UrichG5-10 6.0Fr.
3Sean BieskiG/F6-2 5.0Sr.
32Steve WareF6-4 10.8So.
33Justin GrotevantF6-4 9.5Sr.

Lineups based on last game


• King's pulled back into the conference race by winning both games last week, topping Wilkes and Manhattanville to sit in fifth place.

• After a 4-0 start, Misericordia lost a first-place battle at DeSales and couldn't hold onto a halftime lead at Delaware Valley. The Cougars are tied with DelVal and FDU for second.

• Misericordia won both meetings last season – 62-60 in Wilkes-Barre and 60-53 in Dallas – en route to the team's first Freedom Conference title.

• Monarchs guard Matt Fiorino was named Freedom Conference Player of the Week thanks to a career-high 28-point performance against rival Wilkes. The senior added 18 against Manhattanville while moving into second place all-time in program history by hitting his 190th career three-pointer.

• Tonight's game will be televised live on MyNetworkTV, with tip-off coming at 8:05 p.m. The teams will meet again on Feb. 12 at King's.

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