FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MANSFIELD, Mass. - Folllowing a month in which they went 9-0, including 8-0 in Northeast-10 Conference action, the Stonehill Women's Basketball team has been selected as the NE10Team of the Month for January. The Skyhawks narrowly edged out the Bentley Swimming & Diving teams and the Le Moyne men's basketball team to claim the honor in one of the closest votes in the short history of the recognition.
The Owls received 37% of the nearly 500 votes that were cast by NE10 fans, slightly outgaining the Falcons' swimming teams which received 35% of the votes. The Dolphins received the other 28% of the votes.
During the month of January, Stonehill went 8-0 in NE10 play to surge to the top of the Northeast Division standings. Their most impressive win was their last win of the month as they defeated third-ranked Bentley 77-66 in front of a capacity crown in Merkert Gymnasium. Seven of their nine wins were by double-digits and the Skyhawks' offense averaged 71 points per game. Stonehill is currently in them midst of a 12-game winning streak that began with their first game of the new year, a 77-59 win over Roberts Wesleyan.
The Skyhawks were selected through a vote the NE10 conducted on its social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), in which nearly 500 people voted.
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