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Preview: LRU Men's Basketball at Geneva Classic

Preview: LRU Men's Basketball at Geneva Classic

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Redhawks head out to Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA this Friday (11/22) and Saturday (11/23) to compete in the Geneva Classic. LRU takes on Grove City Friday at 5:30 p.m. and the hosts, Geneva, on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Coverage (Game 1 vs. Grove City)

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Coverage (Game 2 vs. Geneva)

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La Roche News & Notes

  • The Redhawks dropped their first two games of the 2019-20 season at the Marietta Shrine Tournament last weekend against Mount Saint Joseph and Eastern Mennonite
  • LRU only lost by a combined total of 11 points between both games which had 24 total lead changes
  • La Roche is currently averaging 72.5 points per game while their opponents are averaging 78.0 points per game
  • Tyler Frederick, Kennedy Smith, Darius Lawrence and Austin Hannes  have scored 128 of La Roche's 145 total points (88%); all four upperclassmen scored in double-digits in both contests
  • Frederick was named to the All-Tournament team after posting back-to-back double-doubles; he currently leads the team in points per game (20.0) and rebounds per game (14.5)
  • In their first two games, La Roche has shot 15-46 (33%) from 3-PT; Last season, the Redhawks shot 38% from beyond the arc
  • The last time LRU began their season 0-2 was in 2015-16

Grove City News & Notes

  • The Wolverines are currently 0-4 and in search of their first win of the season
  • Grove City has lost three of those games by less than 8 points
  • The last time GCC began their season 0-4 was in 2012-13
  • The Wolverines are averaging 69.0 PPG while their opponents are averaging 77.5 PPG
  • Senior guard Nate Peters is Grove City's leading scorer averaging 18.5 points per game
  • On the glass Senior forward James Wells is averaging a team-high 8.5 rebounds per game; he is also the team's second leading scorer at 13.3 points per game
  • GCC have turned the ball over at a high-rate, currently averaging 16.2 turnovers per game
  • Grove City is led by Head Coach Steve Lamie who is in his 21st season with the Wolverines

Series History: Friday's matchup will be the first between La Roche and Grove City

Geneva Men's Basketball News & Notes

  • The Golden Tornadoes are currently 1-1 this season
  • In their last contest, a 107-93 victory at Valley Forge, Geneva scored their most points in a single game since 2006
  • Two players are currently averaging 20+ points per game (Senior guard Ethan Moose: 22.0 | Senior forward Noah Damazo: 21.0)
  • Moose and Damazo are also first and second on the team in rebounds per game (Moose: 13.5, Damazo: 9.0)
  • Geneva is averaging 84.0 PPG while their opponents average 79.0 PPG
  • The Golden Tornadoes have shot an efficient 51% from the field and 41% from 3-PT
  • Geneva has limited their turnovers to only 8.0 per game thus far
  • GC is led by Head Coach Jeff Santarsiero who is in his 24th season with the Golden Tornadoes

Series History

  • The last time LRU and Geneva faced off was November 29th, 2014 at the Kerr Sport & Fitness Center
  • The Golden Tornadoes won 69-58