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)|
|21||Katlin Michaels||G||5-7|| 13.7||Sr.|
|10||Celia Rader||G||5-7|| 13.9||Sr.|
|22||Lindsay Atchison||F||6-0|| 10.8||Sr.|
|14||Molly Dahl||F||5-10|| 5.2||Sr.|
|23||Jennifer Fabian||F||5-10|| 5.4||Fr.|
|MISERICORDIA (9-7, 3-3)|
|10||Tyann McDaniel||G||5-4|| 10.3||Sr.|
|31||Lauren Smicherko||G||5-6|| 12.7||Jr.|
|13||Hannah Seely||G||5-8|| 11.7||Jr.|
|33||Nikki Baro||F||5-9|| 4.3||Fr.|
|22||Sam Baro||F||5-10|| 4.7||So.|
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)|
|15||Joe Caffrey||G||6-0|| 5.4||Jr.|
|3||Matt Fiorino||G||5-10|| 12.1||Sr.|
|22||Kyle Hammonds||G||6-3|| 13.0||Jr.|
|52||Ian Oakley||F||6-4|| 4.4||Sr.|
|33||Tom Heston||F/C||6-6|| 5.5||Fr.|
|MISERICORDIA (8-9, 4-2)|
|10||Matt Greene||G||5-9|| 11.9||Jr.|
|5||Jesse Urich||G||5-10|| 6.0||Fr.|
|3||Sean Bieski||G/F||6-2|| 5.0||Sr.|
|32||Steve Ware||F||6-4|| 10.8||So.|
|33||Justin Grotevant||F||6-4|| 9.5||Sr.|
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.