|RMU Ends Four-Game Swing By Hosting Stony Brook|
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The Robert Morris University women's basketball team returns to the Charles L. Sewall Center for the first time since Nov. 9 when they host the Stony Brook Seawolves in a 7:00 p.m. contest Wednesday, November 28. RMU recently finished a four-game road trip that with games at Big 10 opponents Iowa and Michigan State.
Robert Morris and Stony Brook will be meeting for the third time in four seasons with each team garnering a victory in the first two games. The Colonials upended the Seawolves, 61-43, in the inaugural meeting in 2009-10. A late three-pointer gave SBU the win last year.
Spanou, Gailite Leaving Their Marks in Record Book
Junior forward Artemis Spanou and senior Anna Gailite have left their marks on the RMU career record lits. Spanou is the 11th player in team history to reach both 1,000 career points and collect 500 career rebounds. Gailite is now second all-time at Robert Morris with 119 career blocks. Gailite is averaging 2.0 blocks this season while Spanou is dropping 16.4 points and grabbing 12.0 rebounds per contest.
The Charles L. Sewall Center, a.k.a. "The Chuck", has lent a certain advantage for the Colonials over the past nine seasons. Since 2004-05, RobertMorris is 92-23 (.800) in home games, including an even more impressive .836 (61-12) winning percentage in home NEC games.
Robert Morris is in the midst of a four-game road swing and an extended portion of the Colonials schedule that will see the team play eight of 10 games away from the Charles L. Sewall Center between now and the turn of the calendars. During that span, RMU will travel 6,644 miles. The longest trip is the the 858-mile journey to Minnesota while the shortest is 94 miles to Kent State.
The contributions of the Colonials European-born players cannot be overlooked. Three of five starters and five of the team's 10 players were born on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean (junior forward Jolie Olingende is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Those European players are accounting for 74 percent of the team's scoring (39.5 points per game).