32 Denise Rizzo
32 - Denise Rizzo
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr
Hometown: Paramus, N.J.
High School: Holy Angels
Position: F
Major: Business Administration
gp 29
pts/g 5.2
fg % 55.1
3pt % -
ft % 77.3
reb/g 2.3
a/g 0.3
  • Four-year letter-winner who played in 91 games off the Lady Royals bench in her career, making a pair of starts
  • Averaged 3.2 points per game for her career, along with 2.5 rebounds and 9.7 minutes per game over four seasons

Senior Year (2016-17)

  • Game-by-Game Statistics
  • Played in 29 games in her final season in the program, making the first two starts of her career, both at home against Juniata (Dec. 3) and Goucher (Feb. 18)
  • Averaged 5.2 points per contest, pulling down 2.3 rebounds per game; also recorded 16 steals, 10 assists, and seven blocks
  • Scored in 27 of the 29 games she played in on the year, hitting double-figures three times
  • Scored in the last 14 games of the season for Scranton
  • Had back-to-back 10-point outings at home against Elizabethtown (Jan. 28) and Moravian (Feb. 1)
  • Scored a career-high 11 points in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament against SUNY-Poly inside the Long Center, helping Scranton notch a 76-65 win
  • Had nine points vs. Tufts on Mar. 10 in the Third Round of the NCAA Tournament, which was the final game of her career
  • Snatched six rebounds at Penn State-Abington on Jan. 3, matching a career-high 
  • Posted a career-high four steals vs. Goucher on Feb. 18; also had two blocks in the contest, matching a career-high

Junior Year (2015-16)

  • Played in all 31 games on the year for the Lady Royals, averaging 10.8 minutes per game.
  • Averaged 3.3 points per game, along with 2.3 rebounds per contest.
  • Scored in 25 of the games she played in, including a new career-high of nine points at Drew on Jan. 27.
  • Had one of her best games of the season in the Landmark Conference Championship against Catholic, scoring seven points and pulling down four rebounds in Scranton's 78-57 win.
  • Snatched a career-high six rebounds on two separate occasions - first against Drew on Jan. 5, then at Goucher on Jan. 9.

Sophomore Year (2014-15)

  • Game-by-Game Statistics
  • Played in 16 games off the bench, averaging 0.7 points and 0.9 rebounds.
  • Had two points and a block in a 77-51 win at Misericordia on Nov. 15, 2014.
  • Had two points and a steal in an 82-43 win over Juniata on Dec. 6, 2014, in the Long Center.
  • Had two points and two rebounds in a 79-56 win at Drew on Jan. 6, 2015, and again two days later in a 77-38 win over Susquehanna in the Long Center.

Freshman Year (2013-14)

  • Game-by-Game Statistics
  • Played in 17 games off the bench, averaging 1.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in 5.4 minutes per game.
  • Had five points, four rebounds and two blocks in a 77-44 win over Merchant Marine Academy on Dec. 14, 2013, in the Long Center.
  • Scored four points, pulled down two rebounds and made a steal in an 81-60 victory over William Paterson on Jan. 4, 2014, in the Hat City Classic at Western Connecticut State.
  • Scored a career-high six points and had three rebounds and an assist in a 77-47 win at Drew on Feb. 12, 2014.
  • Matched her career-high with six points to go along with three rebounds and an assist in a 92-48 win over Goucher on Feb. 22, 2014.

Career Highs

  • Points: 11, vs. SUNY-POLY, Mar. 4, 2017 
  • Rebounds, 6, on two occasions 
  • Assists, 1 on seven occasions 
  • Blocks: 2, on two occasions 
  • Steals: 4, vs. GOUCHER, Feb. 18, 2017

Awards & Honors

  • Landmark Conference All-Sportsmanship Team ('17)
  • Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll ('15, '16, '17)

High school

  • Earned three varsity letters in basketball.
  • Helped Holy Angels win 65 games over her three seasons -- 22-7 in 2012-13, 16-13 in 2011-12 and 22-7 in 2010-11.
  • Averaged 9.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks during her career.
  • Earned all-Big North second-team honors in her junior and senior seasons.
  • Helped Holy Angels reach the Parochial North A Sectional Final in her senior and sophomore seasons.
  • Was a member of the National Honor Society, Italian Honor Society, and History Honor Society, as well as earning Principal's list throughout her eight semesters in high school.

Personal

  • Parents: Francis and Margaret Rizzo
  • Siblings: Frank, Gerard, Mary, Joseph and a twin sister Catherine
  • Notable: Her brother, Joseph, is an alumnus of the University of Scranton; Her brothers, Frank and Gerard, played football at Fordham, and her sister, Catherine, is on the crew team at Fordham.
Recent Games
Feb 18 Goucher W, 82-52
Feb 22 Moravian W, 71-60
Feb 25 at Catholic W, 58-42
Mar 3 U. of New England W, 49-48
Mar 4 SUNY Poly W, 76-65
Mar 10 vs. #4 Tufts L, 65-48
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 29 13
Games started 2 2
Minutes 295 111
Minutes per game 10.2 8.5
FG 59-107 24-42
FG Pct 55.1 57.1
3PT 0-0 0-0
3PT Pct - -
FT 34-44 17-21
FT Pct 77.3 81.0
Off rebounds 26 11
Def rebounds 42 17
Total rebounds 68 28
Rebounds per game 2.3 2.2
Personal fouls 32 9
Disqualifications 0 0
Assists 10 5
Turnovers 22 8
Assist to turnover ratio 0.5 0.6
Steals 16 8
Blocks 7 4
Points 152 65
Points per game 5.2 5.0
Points per 40 min 20.6 23.4
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 18 vs. Mount Union W, 70-36 - 14 3-5 60.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 6
Nov 19 at Rochester (N.Y.) W, 63-59 - 5 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Nov 22 Cabrini W, 83-23 - 14 4-7 57.1 0-0 - 1-1 100.0 9
Nov 26 King's (Pa.) W, 89-52 - 13 2-5 40.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 4
Nov 27 Wilkes W, 81-37 - 12 4-6 66.7 0-0 - 0-0 - 8
Nov 30 at Neumann W, 66-61 - 16 3-6 50.0 0-0 - 1-3 33.3 7
Dec 3 Juniata W, 76-59 1 13 3-4 75.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 8
Dec 14 at Marywood W, 77-45 - 9 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Dec 17 Washington and Lee W, 69-54 - 16 3-3 100.0 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 7
Dec 18 Stockton W, 75-69 - 9 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 0-0 - 4
Dec 20 at Lebanon Valley W, 63-52 - 2 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Jan 3 at Penn St.-Abington W, 83-31 - 8 2-7 28.6 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 7
Jan 7 at Elizabethtown W, 51-50 - 14 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 4
Jan 11 Susquehanna W, 66-53 - 6 2-3 66.7 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 5
Jan 14 at Goucher W, 76-48 - 3 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Jan 18 at Moravian W, 76-55 - 6 2-2 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 4
Jan 21 Catholic L, 82-76 - 6 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 5
Jan 25 Drew W, 71-45 - 4 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Jan 28 Elizabethtown L, 61-55 - 13 4-8 50.0 0-0 - 2-3 66.7 10
Feb 1 Moravian L, 87-83 - 14 4-5 80.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 10
Feb 4 at Juniata W, 76-62 - 5 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Feb 8 at Drew W, 70-39 - 8 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Feb 11 at Catholic W, 46-44 - 5 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 4
Feb 15 at Susquehanna W, 70-60 - - - - - - - - -
Feb 18 Goucher W, 82-52 1 14 3-8 37.5 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 9
Feb 22 Moravian W, 71-60 - 10 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 0-0 - 2
Feb 25 at Catholic W, 58-42 - 13 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 4
Mar 3 U. of New England W, 49-48 - 7 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 1-1 100.0 5
Mar 4 SUNY Poly W, 76-65 - 24 5-7 71.4 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 11
Mar 10 vs. #4 Tufts L, 65-48 - 12 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 7-8 87.5 9
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 18 vs. Mount Union W, 70-36 - 14 0 2 2 0 1 0.0 1 0 1 -
Nov 19 at Rochester (N.Y.) W, 63-59 - 5 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 2 -
Nov 22 Cabrini W, 83-23 - 14 2 2 4 0 0 - 1 1 1 0
Nov 26 King's (Pa.) W, 89-52 - 13 3 2 5 2 0 - 1 0 3 0
Nov 27 Wilkes W, 81-37 - 12 0 4 4 2 1 2.0 1 0 1 0
Nov 30 at Neumann W, 66-61 - 16 2 3 5 0 2 0.0 1 1 3 0
Dec 3 Juniata W, 76-59 1 13 2 2 4 1 2 0.5 0 0 0 0
Dec 14 at Marywood W, 77-45 - 9 0 1 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Dec 17 Washington and Lee W, 69-54 - 16 2 1 3 1 1 1.0 0 0 1 0
Dec 18 Stockton W, 75-69 - 9 0 2 2 0 0 - 0 0 3 0
Dec 20 at Lebanon Valley W, 63-52 - 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0
Jan 3 at Penn St.-Abington W, 83-31 - 8 3 3 6 0 0 - 1 0 2 0
Jan 7 at Elizabethtown W, 51-50 - 14 0 2 2 0 3 0.0 2 0 0 -
Jan 11 Susquehanna W, 66-53 - 6 2 3 5 0 0 - 0 1 0 0
Jan 14 at Goucher W, 76-48 - 3 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0
Jan 18 at Moravian W, 76-55 - 6 0 2 2 1 0 - 1 0 0 0
Jan 21 Catholic L, 82-76 - 6 1 1 2 0 0 - 0 1 1 0
Jan 25 Drew W, 71-45 - 4 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0
Jan 28 Elizabethtown L, 61-55 - 13 2 0 2 1 2 0.5 0 0 1 -
Feb 1 Moravian L, 87-83 - 14 1 2 3 1 0 - 0 0 3 0
Feb 4 at Juniata W, 76-62 - 5 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Feb 8 at Drew W, 70-39 - 8 2 1 3 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Feb 11 at Catholic W, 46-44 - 5 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0
Feb 15 at Susquehanna W, 70-60 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 18 Goucher W, 82-52 1 14 1 3 4 1 1 1.0 4 2 1 0
Feb 22 Moravian W, 71-60 - 10 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0
Feb 25 at Catholic W, 58-42 - 13 2 2 4 0 2 0.0 0 0 1 -
Mar 3 U. of New England W, 49-48 - 7 1 1 2 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 -
Mar 4 SUNY Poly W, 76-65 - 24 0 2 2 0 1 0.0 0 1 1 0
Mar 10 vs. #4 Tufts L, 65-48 - 12 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 2 -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2013-14 17 - 5.4 0.6-2.0 32.4 0.0-0.0 - 0.3-0.4 71.4 1.6
2014-15 16 - 4.1 0.2-1.0 25.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.2-0.3 60.0 0.7
2015-16 31 - 10.8 1.3-2.8 45.5 0.0-0.0 - 0.7-1.2 63.9 3.3
2016-17 29 2 10.2 2.0-3.7 55.1 0.0-0.0 - 1.2-1.5 77.3 5.2
Total 93 2 8.5 1.2-2.6 46.5 0.0-0.0 - 0.7-1.0 70.7 3.2
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2013-14 17 - 92 11-34 32.4 0-0 - 5-7 71.4 27
2014-15 16 - 66 4-16 25.0 0-0 - 3-5 60.0 11
2015-16 31 - 335 40-88 45.5 0-0 - 23-36 63.9 103
2016-17 29 2 295 59-107 55.1 0-0 - 34-44 77.3 152
Total 93 2 788 114-245 46.5 0-0 - 65-92 70.7 293
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2013-14 17 - 5.4 4.8-14.8 32.4 0.0-0.0 - 2.2-3.0 71.4 11.7
2014-15 16 - 4.1 2.4-9.7 25.0 0.0-0.0 - 1.8-3.0 60.0 6.7
2015-16 31 - 10.8 4.8-10.5 45.5 0.0-0.0 - 2.7-4.3 63.9 12.3
2016-17 29 2 10.2 8.0-14.5 55.1 0.0-0.0 - 4.6-6.0 77.3 20.6
Total 93 2 8.5 5.8-12.4 46.5 0.0-0.0 - 3.3-4.7 70.7 14.9
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2013-14 17 - 5.4 0.9 0.7 1.6 0.9 0.0 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.2 0.2
2014-15 16 - 4.1 0.3 0.6 0.9 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.1
2015-16 31 - 10.8 0.9 1.4 2.3 1.5 0.0 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.1
2016-17 29 2 10.2 0.9 1.4 2.3 1.1 0.0 0.3 0.8 0.5 0.6 0.2
Total 93 2 8.5 0.8 1.2 1.9 1.2 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.1
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2013-14 17 - 92 15 12 27 16 0 5 9 0.6 3 3
2014-15 16 - 66 5 9 14 20 0 0 4 0.0 1 1
2015-16 31 - 335 27 44 71 47 0 12 17 0.7 12 2
2016-17 29 2 295 26 42 68 32 0 10 22 0.5 16 7
Total 93 2 788 73 107 180 115 0 27 52 0.5 32 13
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2013-14 17 - 5.4 6.5 5.2 11.7 7.0 0.0 2.2 3.9 0.6 1.3 1.3
2014-15 16 - 4.1 3.0 5.5 8.5 12.1 0.0 0.0 2.4 0.0 0.6 0.6
2015-16 31 - 10.8 3.2 5.3 8.5 5.6 0.0 1.4 2.0 0.7 1.4 0.2
2016-17 29 2 10.2 3.5 5.7 9.2 4.3 0.0 1.4 3.0 0.5 2.2 0.9
Total 93 2 8.5 3.7 5.4 9.1 5.8 0.0 1.4 2.6 0.5 1.6 0.7
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 29 2 10.2 2.0-3.7 55.1 0.0-0.0 - 1.2-1.5 77.3 5.2
Conference 13 2 8.5 1.8-3.2 57.1 0.0-0.0 - 1.3-1.6 81.0 5.0
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 15 2 11.7 2.7-4.6 59.4 0.0-0.0 - 1.1-1.5 73.9 6.6
Away 12 - 7.8 1.2-2.7 43.8 0.0-0.0 - 0.8-1.1 76.9 3.2
Neutral 2 - 13.0 2.0-3.0 66.7 0.0-0.0 - 3.5-4.0 87.5 7.5
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Wins 25 2 10.0 2.0-3.6 53.8 0.0-0.0 - 0.8-1.1 74.1 4.7
Losses 4 - 11.3 2.5-4.0 62.5 0.0-0.0 - 3.5-4.2 82.4 8.5
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November 6 - 12.3 2.8-5.2 54.8 0.0-0.0 - 0.3-0.7 50.0 6.0
December 5 1 9.8 1.8-2.4 75.0 0.0-0.0 - 0.6-0.8 75.0 4.2
January 8 - 7.5 1.6-3.4 48.1 0.0-0.0 - 1.4-1.9 73.3 4.6
February 7 1 9.9 1.7-3.6 48.0 0.0-0.0 - 1.3-1.4 90.0 4.7
March 3 - 14.3 2.7-4.0 66.7 0.0-0.0 - 3.0-3.7 81.8 8.3
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 29 2 295 59-107 55.1 0-0 - 34-44 77.3 152
Conference 13 2 111 24-42 57.1 0-0 - 17-21 81.0 65
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 15 2 175 41-69 59.4 0-0 - 17-23 73.9 99
Away 12 - 94 14-32 43.8 0-0 - 10-13 76.9 38
Neutral 2 - 26 4-6 66.7 0-0 - 7-8 87.5 15
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Wins 25 2 250 49-91 53.8 0-0 - 20-27 74.1 118
Losses 4 - 45 10-16 62.5 0-0 - 14-17 82.4 34
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November 6 - 74 17-31 54.8 0-0 - 2-4 50.0 36
December 5 1 49 9-12 75.0 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 21
January 8 - 60 13-27 48.1 0-0 - 11-15 73.3 37
February 7 1 69 12-25 48.0 0-0 - 9-10 90.0 33
March 3 - 43 8-12 66.7 0-0 - 9-11 81.8 25
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 29 2 10.2 8.0-14.5 55.1 0.0-0.0 - 4.6-6.0 77.3 20.6
Conference 13 2 8.5 8.6-15.1 57.1 0.0-0.0 - 6.1-7.6 81.0 23.4
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 15 2 11.7 9.4-15.8 59.4 0.0-0.0 - 3.9-5.3 73.9 22.6
Away 12 - 7.8 6.0-13.6 43.8 0.0-0.0 - 4.3-5.5 76.9 16.2
Neutral 2 - 13.0 6.2-9.2 66.7 0.0-0.0 - 10.8-12.3 87.5 23.1
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Wins 25 2 10.0 7.8-14.6 53.8 0.0-0.0 - 3.2-4.3 74.1 18.9
Losses 4 - 11.3 8.9-14.2 62.5 0.0-0.0 - 12.4-15.1 82.4 30.2
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November 6 - 12.3 9.2-16.8 54.8 0.0-0.0 - 1.1-2.2 50.0 19.5
December 5 1 9.8 7.3-9.8 75.0 0.0-0.0 - 2.4-3.3 75.0 17.1
January 8 - 7.5 8.7-18.0 48.1 0.0-0.0 - 7.3-10.0 73.3 24.7
February 7 1 9.9 7.0-14.5 48.0 0.0-0.0 - 5.2-5.8 90.0 19.1
March 3 - 14.3 7.4-11.2 66.7 0.0-0.0 - 8.4-10.2 81.8 23.3
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 29 2 10.2 0.9 1.4 2.3 1.1 0.0 0.3 0.8 0.5 0.6 0.2
Conference 13 2 8.5 0.8 1.3 2.2 0.7 0.0 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 15 2 11.7 1.1 1.7 2.8 1.2 0.0 0.6 0.6 1.0 0.5 0.4
Away 12 - 7.8 0.8 1.3 2.0 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.6 0.1
Neutral 2 - 13.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.5 - 0.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
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Wins 25 2 10.0 0.9 1.6 2.4 1.0 0.0 0.3 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.2
Losses 4 - 11.3 1.0 0.8 1.8 1.8 0.0 0.5 1.3 0.4 0.3 0.3
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November 6 - 12.3 1.2 2.2 3.3 1.8 0.0 0.7 0.8 0.8 1.0 0.3
December 5 1 9.8 0.8 1.2 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.4 0.8 0.5 0.0 0.0
January 8 - 7.5 1.0 1.4 2.4 0.6 0.0 0.3 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.3
February 7 1 9.9 0.9 1.3 2.1 1.1 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.3
March 3 - 14.3 0.3 1.0 1.3 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.3 0.3
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 29 2 295 26 42 68 32 0 10 22 0.5 16 7
Conference 13 2 111 11 17 28 9 0 5 8 0.6 8 4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 15 2 175 17 25 42 18 0 9 9 1.0 7 6
Away 12 - 94 9 15 24 11 0 1 9 0.1 7 1
Neutral 2 - 26 0 2 2 3 - 0 4 0.0 2 0
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Wins 25 2 250 22 39 61 25 0 8 17 0.5 15 6
Losses 4 - 45 4 3 7 7 0 2 5 0.4 1 1
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November 6 - 74 7 13 20 11 0 4 5 0.8 6 2
December 5 1 49 4 6 10 5 0 2 4 0.5 0 0
January 8 - 60 8 11 19 5 0 2 5 0.4 5 2
February 7 1 69 6 9 15 8 0 2 3 0.7 4 2
March 3 - 43 1 3 4 3 0 0 5 0.0 1 1
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 29 2 10.2 3.5 5.7 9.2 4.3 0.0 1.4 3.0 0.5 2.2 0.9
Conference 13 2 8.5 4.0 6.1 10.1 3.2 0.0 1.8 2.9 0.6 2.9 1.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 15 2 11.7 3.9 5.7 9.6 4.1 0.0 2.1 2.1 1.0 1.6 1.4
Away 12 - 7.8 3.8 6.4 10.2 4.7 0.0 0.4 3.8 0.1 3.0 0.4
Neutral 2 - 13.0 0.0 3.1 3.1 4.6 0.0 0.0 6.2 0.0 3.1 0.0
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Wins 25 2 10.0 3.5 6.2 9.8 4.0 0.0 1.3 2.7 0.5 2.4 1.0
Losses 4 - 11.3 3.6 2.7 6.2 6.2 0.0 1.8 4.4 0.4 0.9 0.9
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November 6 - 12.3 3.8 7.0 10.8 5.9 0.0 2.2 2.7 0.8 3.2 1.1
December 5 1 9.8 3.3 4.9 8.2 4.1 0.0 1.6 3.3 0.5 0.0 0.0
January 8 - 7.5 5.3 7.3 12.7 3.3 0.0 1.3 3.3 0.4 3.3 1.3
February 7 1 9.9 3.5 5.2 8.7 4.6 0.0 1.2 1.7 0.7 2.3 1.2
March 3 - 14.3 0.9 2.8 3.7 2.8 0.0 0.0 4.7 0.0 0.9 0.9