WBB: Hofstra launches Colonial Athletic Association schedule on Northeast Sunday
Hempstead, NY – After a nearly 30-day layoff due to COVID-19 protocols, Hofstra’s women’s basketball team is eager to get back on the court as the Colonial Athletic Association game gets underway for Pride vs. Northeastern on Sunday, January 9. at the Cabot Center in Boston, Mass. is scheduled for 12 p.m.
The match will be streamed live on FloHoops.com and will also be televised on the New England Sports Network (NESN) for those located in the New England area. Additionally, WRHU will provide live audio on the Hofstra Alternative Web Channel (HAWC). All coverage links, including the live stats link, can be found at the top of this release and on the Hofstra Women’s Basketball Schedule page on GoHofstra.com. The event is closed to the public. For Northeastern’s updated spectator policy, click here.
Pride (3-5, 0-0 CAA) come into the game looking for their first win since Nov. 26 at Kennesaw State. Most recently, Hofstra faced a tough opponent at Ole Miss and fell to the Rebels by a 59-37 decision. Jaylen Hines had 11 points on a 5-of-7 effort from the field to lead Hofstra, while Zyheima Swint followed with seven points and tied for a record nine rebounds. In season, JaKayla Brown leads Hofstra with 13.0 points per outing while Hines follows at 11.3 Hines is also the team leader in rebounds with 6.3 per game.
Northeastern (7-4, 1-0 CAA), which has also faced some of the hardships of COVID-19, returns to the field for only the second time since Dec. 19 on Sunday. Last Wednesday, the Huskies defeated UNCW, 77-67, led by leading scorer Kendall Currence, a career-high 27 points. Currence is averaging 15.4 points per game for Northeastern, followed by Claudia Soriano who is averaging 10.8 points. Donna Ntambue leads the team with 7.4 rebounds per game, while Soriano leads with 42 assists (3.8/game).
Hofstra is 24-27 against Northeastern. The teams have played each other four times during the regular season in 2020-21 and are tied at 2-2. On January 7, Hofstra won by a score of 68-57 before falling by a slim 54-53 decision on January 9. Later in the season, on February 28, Hofstra lost a 68-39 road clash before closing out the regular game. season with a 63-60 win at home. Brown led Hofstra in scoring in Hofstra’s two wins over Northeastern last season, including a 23-point performance on Jan. 7 and a 17-point outing in the regular-season finale.