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Gameday Preview: Yeshiva vs Sarah Lawrence

On Sunday afternoon, the YU Macs (4-3, 2-0) will face off against the Sarah Lawrence Gryphons (1-4, 0-0) at the Max Stern Athletic Center. The Macs are coming off a strong road win against the College of Mount Saint Vincent and will be looking to stay undefeated in conference play. This will be the first Skyline Conference game of the year for the Gryphons, who have struggled thus far this season. They’ll be hoping to pull off an upset victory today on the road.


The offensive production for Sarah Lawrence is very spread out, as all five starters average between 7.2 and 11.3 points per game. They won’t wow their opponent with star power, but when a team has multiple players who can score the ball consistently, that makes them a bigger threat. For the Macs, Zevi Samet and Max Zakheim will be looking to continue their hot starts to the season, coming off of a strong performance against Mount Saint Vincent in which they combined for 52 of the Macs' 82 points. Yeshiva has lost some close contests this year, but when it matters most, in Skyline conference games, the Macs have been able to get the job done.


The Macs will look to take care of business against conference rival Sarah Lawrence.

Efficient Shooting from the Field:

The contrast between the shooting abilities of these two teams is very apparent, as Yeshiva is 48% from the field this season while Sarah Lawrence is shooting a measly 34%. For the Gryphons to have a chance in this game, they must work diligently to create good looks and open shots against a tough defense from the Macs.


Rebounding:

The Macs may be a much stronger team on paper, but where Sarah Lawrence stands out is on the glass. The Gryphons, averaging 38 rebounds per game, have a very tall roster, including 6'10" center Chris Dougherty, and the Macs will have their hands full trying to box out and secure the rebound on both ends of the court.


How to watch:

You can watch the game from the Max Stern Athletic Center here


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