COLUMBIA, Ky. – The Lindsey Wilson men's and women's basketball teams continue their Mid-South Conference home slate on Saturday afternoon as both teams face St. Catharine (Ky.) at Biggers Sports Center. The women's game is slated to start at 2 p.m. CT, followed by the men's game at approximately 4 p.m. CT.
The Lindsey Wilson women's team comes into the contest with a record of 6-2 on the season and is 1-1 in the Mid-South Conference after they lost to No. 1 Campbellsville (Ky.) on Thursday night, 94-71. Teanna Curry led the Blue Raiders with a career-high 30 points, while Kayla Richardson chipped in with 20 points.
Curry is the leading scorer in the early part of the season for Lindsey Wilson as she averages 16.9 points a game. Chanel Roberts and Richardson are the only other Blue Raiders to average double figures this season with 15.6 and 13.5 points per game, respectively. Lindsey Wilson has the fifth-best scoring offense in NAIA DI with 82.3 points per game, along with having the fifth-best field percentage at 47.3 percent.
The women's team for St. Catharine currently holds a 3-8 overall record, along with a 0-3 MSC record. The Patriots lost to No. 12 Cumberland (Tenn.) in their last game on Thursday night, 54-46. Cora Moore leads the way for St. Catharine this season with 13.5 points per game, while hitting 33 three-pointers this season, which is second most in NAIA DI.
In the all-time series between the two women's programs, Lindsey Wilson leads the series, 14-3. In the last meeting between the Blue Raiders and Patriots, Lindsey Wilson came away with a 74-53 victory on the road.
On the men's side, Lindsey Wilson is 8-2 and won their first two MSC games of the season, after they defeated No. 18 Campbellsville on Thursday, 102-76. Dmitry Utolin led the way for the Blue Raiders with 25 points, while Charles Sutton tallied 23 points.
Bryan Wallace leads the team with 17.8 points per game, while Utolin is just behind Wallace with 17.4 points a game this season. Sutton and Hannes Erhardt are the final two Blue Raiders in double figures with 14.4 and 10.3 points per game. Lindsey Wilson ranks third in NAIA DI with 97 steals, and Wallace is third as an individual with 28 steals.
After beating Cumberland on Thursday, the St. Catharine men's team is 3-7 on the year and 1-2 in the Mid-South Conference. Chris Johnson has led the way for the Patriots this season as he has averaged 23.6 points per game, which is eighth most in NAIA DI. Johnson's 236 points through the first 10 games of the season are fifth-most in the country. On defense, St. Catharine has grabbed 87 steals this season, which ranks 13th in NAIA DI.
The men's all-time series between St. Catharine and Lindsey Wilson is tied 7-7, and the Patriots hold a 4-3 advantage at Biggers Sports Center. In the final matchup between both programs last season, the Blue Raiders came away with an 84-78 win on the road.
Live stats are available for both contests between Lindsey Wilson and St. Catharine on Saturday afternoon at Bigger Sports Center. The women's game tips off at 2 p.m. CT, and the men's game follows at approximately 4 p.m. CT.