WBB: Hofstra prepares for first of three straight home games against Charleston
Hempstead, NY – Hofstra Women’s Basketball is set for its first of three straight home games Wednesday night against the College of Charleston Cougars. Tipping at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibit Complex is at 7 p.m.
The match will be streamed live on FloHoops.com. Additionally, WRHU will provide live audio on 88.7 FM. 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. Tickets are available for purchase at HofstraTickets.com, by calling (516) HOF-TIXX or by visiting the Hofstra Athletic box office in the lobby of the Mack Sports Complex one hour prior to game time.
Hofstra (5-16, 2-11 CAA) is coming off a pair of road losses to Elon and William & Mary this past weekend. Jaylen Hines reached the 1,000 career point milestone and averaged 15.0 points per game and eight rebounds per game in the last pair of competitions. She scored 18 points against Elon and scored her fifth double-double of the season (13 points, 12 rebounds) against William & Mary. Hines beats Hofstra with an average of 13.0 points while his field goal percentage (.445) and rebounding average (7.5) lead the team. Knight Jahsyniwho delivers 2.9 assists per game, provided seven assists against Elon on Friday.
Charleston (14-11, 6-8 CAA) heads to Hempstead for its third straight road contest. The Cougars have lost two of their last three meetings, including losses to Elon in overtime and most recently, Towson on Sunday. Charleston has four starters who have double-digit averages, including Jenna Annecchiarico (16.4 ppg), Arynn Eady (12.2 ppg), Latrice Perkins (11.2 ppg) and Anika McGarity (11 ,2 points per game). Eady leads all players active on the glass with 9.3 points per game while Annecchiarico contributes 6.0 assists per contest.
Hofstra is 8-7 against the Cougars. The last time the teams played each other was on February 28, 2020 when Charleston won, 67-63 at TD Arena. Jaylen Hines scored a career-high 30 points on 11 of 14 shooting from the field and 8 of 11 from the free throw line. She also averaged 12 points in the game. Sorelle Ineza also finished in double digits with 14 points on a 6-of-10 performance from the floor. The teams did not meet last season due to COVID-19 cancellations.