Brian T. Chan, Sports Editor

Entering Sunday’s game against the Northeastern Huskies, the women’s basketball team had an 8-11 overall record, winning only once in seven contests against the conference opponents. The Hofstra Pride are 11-9 and 4-4 in the conference. The two teams will square off on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center.

The Patriots dropped its first home game against a conference opponent on Jan. 24 in a 69-55 loss to the William & Mary Tribe after winning its first conference game against the Northeastern Huskies the week prior to that.

During the press conference after the loss to the Tribe, Head Coach Jeri Porter mentioned the team’s “lack of an interior game.” The Tribe out-rebounded the Patriots 54-35. Mason will face the tall task of going against the Pride’s two big players in forward Shante Evans and center Jess Fuller.

Evans leads the Pride in scoring and rebounding with 13.3 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game. Fuller provides a strong body in the post, recording 9.6 PPG and 7.3 RPG. Fuller is also the Colonial Athletic Association’s leading shooter. While trying to remain in the upper half of the ladder, the team looks to strengthen its position come postseason.