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Yale next up for Niagara women's basketball in preseason WNIT

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Game 4 
Preseason WNIT
Niagara Purple Eagles (0-3, 0-0 MAAC) vs. Yale Bulldogs (1-1, 0-0 Ivy League)
Friday, November 16 – 5:00 p.m. EST
William R. Johnson Coliseum – Nacogdoches, Texas
Live Stats | Game Notes

Last Time Out

  • The Purple Eagles fell to Big 4 rival Buffalo, 88-61, on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
  • Jai Moore led the Purple Eagles with a season-high 16 points.
  • Maggie McIntyre added 12 points and Kharysma Bryant had 10 points.
  • Emerald Ekpiteta led the team in rebounding with five rebounds. She also scored a career-high nine points.
 
Preseason WNIT
  • This is the first time in program history that the Purple Eagles have been invited to participate in the Preseason WNIT.
  • The Purple Eagles faced Iowa State in the first round of the tournament on Friday, Nov. 9. Niagara fell to the Cyclones, 95-35.
  • Jai Moore led the Purple Eagles with 12 points.
  • Maggie McIntyre added 11 points for Niagara.
  • Emerald Ekpiteta led the team in rebounding with a career-high 12 rebounds.
 
Purple Points
  • Niagara returns eight letterwinners from last year's squad which went 13-18 overall and 9-9 in the MAAC, the team's best record since the 2014-15 season.
  • The Purple Eagles were the No. 6 seed in the MAAC Championships. NU defeated No. 11 Saint Peter's, 60-48, in the first round before falling to No. 3 Siena, 71-60, in the quarterfinals.
  • Returning for the Purple Eagles this season are seniors Kharysma Bryant and Adila Gathers, juniors Jai Moore, Maggie McIntytre, Morgan Baughman and Dagny Davidsdottir and sophomores Emerald Ekpiteta and Claire Wanzer.
  • Moore had a breakout 2017-18, averaging 10.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. Moore scored in double figures in 17 games. She was named to the 2018-19 Preseason All-Big 4 First Team and the Preseason All-MAAC Third Team.
  • McIntyre, Niagara's starting point guard, averaged 5.8 points and 2.9 rebounds last season. She was named to the 2018-19 Preseason All-Big 4 Second Team.
  • Bryant, who was also named to the 2018-19 Preseason All-Big 4 Second Team, averaged 6.2 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game.
 
On The Court
Yale Bulldogs (1-1, 0-0 Ivy League)

  • Junior guard Roxy Barahman leads the Bulldogs in scoring, averaging 27.0 points per game.
  • Freshman forward Camilla Emsbo and junior guard Megan Gorman also average scoring in double figures. Emsbo average 18.0 points per game while Gorman adds 12.5 points per game.
  • Emsbo and Gorman lead the team in rebounding, averaging 11.0 rebounds per game each.
  • Yale faced Northern Illinois in the first round of the Preseason WNIT and was narrowly defeated, 89-80.