Lehigh to Visit Yale in Final Non-League Game
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Lehigh women’s basketball team will head to New Haven, Conn, to take on Yale in its final non-league game of the regular season on Wednesday at 6 pm
The Mountain Hawks come into Wednesday’s game with a 3-7 record, having lost the last two games. Yale is 6-6, having most recently played Boston University, defeating the Terriers 58-46.
While the two haven’t met since 2008, there are some familiar opponents between the two schools. Yale has also played Quinnipiac this season. The Bulldogs lost 75-59 on Dec. 7. Lehigh also played Quinnipiac and lost by three points in the Christmas City Classic.
Yale also played Drexel. The Bulldogs defeated the Dragons 60-58 in overtime. Lehigh played Drexel on Nov. 22, losing to 84-61.
The Mountain Hawks are 9-11 all-time against the Bulldogs, having won the last game in 2008 67-61 in overtime.
Lehigh has not played in an overtime game since Jan 2nd 2021, which was against Lafayette.
Frannie Hottinger leads Lehigh this season in rebounds and points. The senior is also ranked in the top 23 in the nation in both categories. Hottinger averages 20.3 points per game, where she ranks 18th in the nation, and she is tied for 23rd in rebounding, grabbing 9.9 boards per game. She recorded her fifth double-double of the season vs. Delaware, where she scored a team-high 20 points and tallied 11 rebounds.
Hottinger was named a Patriot League honorable mention after his performance versus the Blue Hens.
Mackenzie Kramer is the only other Lehigh player to be putting up double figures. The guard is averaging 17.4 points per game.
Ella Stemmer, who tied her season-high of 14 points vs. Delaware is third in scoring (8.1 points per game).
Yale also has two players averaging double figures. Kiley Capstraw is averaging 11.3 points per game, and Jenna Clark is averaging 11.1. Capstraw was just named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Monday.
Lehigh is leading the Patriot League in scoring through 10 games played. The Mountain Hawks are putting up 73.7 points, while Yale is averaging 61.8 points.
The Mountain Hawks will have a little bit of a break before their next game when they open up the Patriot League season at home versus Army on Dec. 30 at 2 pm
Wednesday’s game will be broadcast on ESPN+.
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Date: December 21, 2022
Tip off: 6 p.m
Arena (Capacity): John J. Lee Amphitheater (2,800)
Location: New Haven, Conn.
Lehigh’s record: 3-7
Yale’s record: 6-6
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