44 Jeff Merton
44 - Jeff Merton
Height: 6-5
Weight: 215
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Naples, Fla.
High School: Community School of Naples
Position: F
gp 27
pts/g 15.7
fg % 46.1
3pt % 39.3
ft % 73.8
reb/g 4.2
a/g 1.8

2017-18: Wrapped up his Senior year appearing in 27 games and earning 864 minutes of playing time for the Tars … Scored 424 points with an average of 15.7 points a game, 114 rebounds, 45 steals, 49 assists, and 17 blocks… scored a season best with 27 points against Barry (Dec. 2). Named to both Rollins Athletic Director’s and Sunshine State Conference Honor Rolls.

2016-17: Second Team All-Sunshine State Conference, Sunshine State Conference Tournament MVP, NCAA Division II South Region Tournament MVP…second on the team with 14.7 points per game…led team with 5.7 rebounds a game…shot 44.3 percent from the field and 78 percent from the free throw line…Totaled 53 steals and handed out 72 assists…finished 15th in the SSC in scoring and 16th in rebounding…scored double figures in all but nine games…scored season-high 28 points against Florida Tech (Jan. 21), hitting six three-pointers...scored 20 or more points nine times…Recorded 15 points, four rebounds, two assists and career-high five steals against Palm Beach Atlantic (Jan. 7)…Averaged 19.3 points a game during the NCAA South Region Tournament, including going 4-8 in both the semifinal and championship game…played the most minutes in the SSC, totaling 1173 (33.5 mpg) over the season.

2015-16: Had a stellar sophomore season for the Tars, scoring 465 total points and averaging a team-high 15.5 per game…Hit 160-325 field goal attempts (.492) and 76-174 from beyond the arc (69-87)… Hit an impressive 69-87 free throw attempts (.793)…Led the team in rebounds with 137, adding 64 assists, 23 blocks, and 38 steals...Scored in double figures in 24 games, surpassing the 20-point mark on eight separate occasions…Set a new career high of 28 points in the win over Florida Tech (Jan. 13), hitting 10-17 from the field and 3-6 from the three point line, while going 5-5 in his free throw attempts…Was fourth in three-point field goal percentage in the Sunshine State Conference and sixth in two-point field goal percentage…Named to the All-SSC First Team…Achieved Second Team All-District Honors

2014-15: Emerged as a top scoring threat as the only true freshman for the Tars…Scored double figures in 17 games, eclipsing 20 three times…Saw action in all 28 games and started for 27, averaging a team-high 31.3 minutes per game… Second on the team in scoring with 11.1 points a game while leading the team in rebounds and 14th in the SSC with 5.0 a night… Coming in at 15th in the SSC shooting 48.9 percent from the field…Totaled of 48 assists, 27 steals, and six blocks. Scored his first points as a Tar in his debut game against Clark Atlanta (Nov. 14) netting eight, going 2-6 from the field and getting six rebounds... Scored in double figures in 17 of the 28 games…Notched a double- double against Florida Southern (Jan. 28) with 11 points and 11 rebounds while adding a career high six assists and one block to the night…Scored a career high 23 points against Lynn (Jan. 31) shooting 56.3 percent (9-16) from the field and 4-6 from beyond the arc to go along with six rebounds…Followed with 21 points against Palm Beach Atlantic (Feb. 4)… Averaged 15.5 points and 5.9 rebounds over final 10 games of the season…finished the year with 21 points against eventual national champion Florida Southern (Feb. 28).

High School: Started career at Seacrest Country Day School as a freshman and sophomore before transferring to The Community School of Naples his last two seasons…Posted 56-5 record in two seasons at the Community School…Advanced to the FHSAA State Final Four in 2013 and Regional Finals in 2014…Led Seascrest to regional tournament runs as an underclassman…Set career high with 41-points at the Wally Keller Classic…Also played three years for Nike Team Florida.

Personal: Son of Mercegrace and Bichrer…brother to Michael Jean Baptiste...Business major.

Recent Games
Feb 10 Palm Beach Atl. L, 89-83
Feb 14 at Nova Southeastern L, 90-71
Feb 17 Eckerd L, 85-80
Feb 24 at Saint Leo W, 81-66
Feb 28 Nova Southeastern W, 78-75
Mar 3 vs. Barry L, 77-63
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 27 19
Games started 27 19
Minutes 860 611
Minutes per game 31.9 32.2
FG 146-317 110-229
FG Pct 46.1 48.0
3PT 70-178 51-126
3PT Pct 39.3 40.5
FT 62-84 41-56
FT Pct 73.8 73.2
Off rebounds 31 17
Def rebounds 83 60
Total rebounds 114 77
Rebounds per game 4.2 4.1
Personal fouls 56 38
Disqualifications 0 0
Assists 49 30
Turnovers 47 28
Assist to turnover ratio 1.0 1.1
Steals 45 33
Blocks 17 10
Points 424 312
Points per game 15.7 16.4
Points per 40 min 19.7 20.4
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 10 Clark Atlanta L, 106-103 1 36 6-14 42.9 6-12 50.0 2-2 100.0 20
Nov 11 Morehouse L, 85-82 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Florida Tech W, 83-72 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Lynn W, 82-76 1 32 4-10 40.0 1-5 20.0 1-2 50.0 10
Nov 21 P.R.-Bayamon W, 99-88 1 32 5-9 55.6 3-6 50.0 1-2 50.0 14
Nov 22 Fla. Memorial W, 66-64 1 32 4-14 28.6 2-9 22.2 2-3 66.7 12
Nov 29 Embry-Riddle W, 92-83 1 33 7-14 50.0 1-4 25.0 2-4 50.0 17
Dec 2 at Barry L, 103-91 1 33 9-15 60.0 5-8 62.5 4-5 80.0 27
Dec 4 Southeastern (Fla.) W, 94-91 1 35 5-10 50.0 1-3 33.3 9-11 81.8 20
Dec 5 Warner W, 87-57 1 21 3-9 33.3 2-5 40.0 2-2 100.0 10
Dec 9 Saint Leo W, 86-58 1 30 4-8 50.0 2-6 33.3 4-4 100.0 14
Dec 18 vs. Midwestern St. L, 81-79 1 23 2-6 33.3 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 4
Dec 19 vs. West Texas A&M L, 88-60 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 30 at Eckerd L, 95-81 1 36 5-11 45.5 2-8 25.0 3-5 60.0 15
Jan 3 at Palm Beach Atl. L, 80-68 1 36 7-16 43.8 2-7 28.6 2-5 40.0 18
Jan 6 Nova Southeastern W, 81-71 1 31 1-5 20.0 0-3 0.0 4-5 80.0 6
Jan 10 Tampa W, 71-69 1 25 6-8 75.0 3-4 75.0 0-0 - 15
Jan 13 at Fla. Southern W, 117-111 1 37 5-10 50.0 3-5 60.0 3-4 75.0 16
Jan 20 Barry W, 94-82 1 33 7-13 53.8 2-6 33.3 0-0 - 16
Jan 24 at Florida Tech W, 89-66 1 31 6-15 40.0 3-9 33.3 6-6 100.0 21
Jan 27 Lynn W, 64-63 1 36 6-14 42.9 4-7 57.1 2-4 50.0 18
Jan 31 at Embry-Riddle L, 98-89 1 35 7-14 50.0 4-9 44.4 1-1 100.0 19
Feb 3 at Tampa L, 87-82 1 29 8-14 57.1 2-5 40.0 1-2 50.0 19
Feb 7 Fla. Southern L, 90-88 1 33 6-16 37.5 3-10 30.0 4-4 100.0 19
Feb 10 Palm Beach Atl. L, 89-83 1 31 5-12 41.7 4-10 40.0 0-0 - 14
Feb 14 at Nova Southeastern L, 90-71 1 36 6-13 46.2 3-8 37.5 4-5 80.0 19
Feb 17 Eckerd L, 85-80 1 35 8-13 61.5 5-8 62.5 0-0 - 21
Feb 24 at Saint Leo W, 81-66 1 19 3-8 37.5 2-4 50.0 0-0 - 8
Feb 28 Nova Southeastern W, 78-75 1 31 6-12 50.0 4-8 50.0 2-4 50.0 18
Mar 3 vs. Barry L, 77-63 1 39 5-14 35.7 1-6 16.7 3-4 75.0 14
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 10 Clark Atlanta L, 106-103 1 36 0 2 2 3 1 3.0 1 2 1 -
Nov 11 Morehouse L, 85-82 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Florida Tech W, 83-72 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Lynn W, 82-76 1 32 2 1 3 1 2 0.5 1 0 2 0
Nov 21 P.R.-Bayamon W, 99-88 1 32 3 4 7 1 3 0.3 0 0 2 -
Nov 22 Fla. Memorial W, 66-64 1 32 4 3 7 3 3 1.0 1 0 3 -
Nov 29 Embry-Riddle W, 92-83 1 33 0 5 5 2 0 - 1 1 0 -
Dec 2 at Barry L, 103-91 1 33 1 3 4 1 3 0.3 5 0 2 -
Dec 4 Southeastern (Fla.) W, 94-91 1 35 0 6 6 5 0 - 0 2 3 -
Dec 5 Warner W, 87-57 1 21 3 3 6 1 4 0.3 1 0 1 -
Dec 9 Saint Leo W, 86-58 1 30 0 4 4 2 2 1.0 2 0 2 -
Dec 18 vs. Midwestern St. L, 81-79 1 23 1 0 1 1 3 0.3 3 1 3 -
Dec 19 vs. West Texas A&M L, 88-60 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 30 at Eckerd L, 95-81 1 36 1 0 1 3 1 3.0 0 0 1 -
Jan 3 at Palm Beach Atl. L, 80-68 1 36 2 4 6 0 1 0.0 2 0 4 -
Jan 6 Nova Southeastern W, 81-71 1 31 1 3 4 2 3 0.7 1 2 3 -
Jan 10 Tampa W, 71-69 1 25 0 2 2 0 3 0.0 1 0 1 -
Jan 13 at Fla. Southern W, 117-111 1 37 2 5 7 1 3 0.3 1 1 4 -
Jan 20 Barry W, 94-82 1 33 0 3 3 2 0 - 2 1 4 -
Jan 24 at Florida Tech W, 89-66 1 31 0 4 4 1 1 1.0 0 1 0 -
Jan 27 Lynn W, 64-63 1 36 1 7 8 0 1 0.0 1 0 0 -
Jan 31 at Embry-Riddle L, 98-89 1 35 2 4 6 5 0 - 4 0 3 -
Feb 3 at Tampa L, 87-82 1 29 4 3 7 0 0 - 0 0 1 -
Feb 7 Fla. Southern L, 90-88 1 33 1 5 6 2 0 - 4 0 1 -
Feb 10 Palm Beach Atl. L, 89-83 1 31 0 1 1 3 1 3.0 3 1 3 -
Feb 14 at Nova Southeastern L, 90-71 1 36 0 2 2 2 5 0.4 2 0 1 -
Feb 17 Eckerd L, 85-80 1 35 0 2 2 1 0 - 3 3 2 -
Feb 24 at Saint Leo W, 81-66 1 19 0 2 2 2 2 1.0 0 0 4 -
Feb 28 Nova Southeastern W, 78-75 1 31 1 3 4 4 3 1.3 3 1 3 -
Mar 3 vs. Barry L, 77-63 1 39 2 2 4 1 2 0.5 3 1 2 -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2014-15 28 27 31.3 4.1-8.5 48.9 0.9-3.0 29.8 1.9-2.8 69.2 11.1
2015-16 30 29 30.9 5.3-10.8 49.2 2.5-5.8 43.7 2.3-2.9 79.3 15.5
2016-17 35 35 33.5 5.1-11.5 44.3 2.1-5.9 36.2 2.4-3.1 77.8 14.7
2017-18 27 27 31.9 5.4-11.7 46.1 2.6-6.6 39.3 2.3-3.1 73.8 15.7
Total 120 118 32.0 5.0-10.7 46.8 2.0-5.4 38.3 2.2-3.0 75.4 14.3
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2014-15 28 27 877 116-237 48.9 25-84 29.8 54-78 69.2 311
2015-16 30 29 927 160-325 49.2 76-174 43.7 69-87 79.3 465
2016-17 35 35 1174 178-402 44.3 75-207 36.2 84-108 77.8 515
2017-18 27 27 860 146-317 46.1 70-178 39.3 62-84 73.8 424
Total 120 118 3838 600-1281 46.8 246-643 38.3 269-357 75.4 1715
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2014-15 28 27 31.3 5.3-10.8 48.9 1.1-3.8 29.8 2.5-3.6 69.2 14.2
2015-16 30 29 30.9 6.9-14.0 49.2 3.3-7.5 43.7 3.0-3.8 79.3 20.1
2016-17 35 35 33.5 6.1-13.7 44.3 2.6-7.1 36.2 2.9-3.7 77.8 17.5
2017-18 27 27 31.9 6.8-14.7 46.1 3.3-8.3 39.3 2.9-3.9 73.8 19.7
Total 120 118 32.0 6.3-13.4 46.8 2.6-6.7 38.3 2.8-3.7 75.4 17.9
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2014-15 28 27 31.3 1.6 3.4 5.0 2.0 0.0 1.7 1.5 1.1 1.0 0.2
2015-16 30 29 30.9 0.6 3.9 4.6 2.5 0.1 2.1 1.8 1.2 1.3 0.8
2016-17 35 35 33.5 1.0 4.7 5.7 1.5 0.0 2.1 1.7 1.2 1.5 0.3
2017-18 27 27 31.9 1.1 3.1 4.2 2.1 0.0 1.8 1.7 1.0 1.7 0.6
Total 120 118 32.0 1.1 3.8 4.9 2.0 0.0 1.9 1.7 1.1 1.4 0.5
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2014-15 28 27 877 45 95 140 57 1 48 43 1.1 27 6
2015-16 30 29 927 19 118 137 74 3 64 55 1.2 38 23
2016-17 35 35 1174 36 164 200 53 0 72 58 1.2 53 10
2017-18 27 27 860 31 83 114 56 0 49 47 1.0 45 17
Total 120 118 3838 131 460 591 240 4 233 203 1.1 163 56
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2014-15 28 27 31.3 2.1 4.3 6.4 2.6 0.0 2.2 2.0 1.1 1.2 0.3
2015-16 30 29 30.9 0.8 5.1 5.9 3.2 0.1 2.8 2.4 1.2 1.6 1.0
2016-17 35 35 33.5 1.2 5.6 6.8 1.8 0.0 2.5 2.0 1.2 1.8 0.3
2017-18 27 27 31.9 1.4 3.9 5.3 2.6 0.0 2.3 2.2 1.0 2.1 0.8
Total 120 118 32.0 1.4 4.8 6.2 2.5 0.0 2.4 2.1 1.1 1.7 0.6
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 27 27 31.9 5.4-11.7 46.1 2.6-6.6 39.3 2.3-3.1 73.8 15.7
Conference 19 19 32.2 5.8-12.1 48.0 2.7-6.6 40.5 2.2-2.9 73.2 16.4
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 15 15 31.6 5.3-11.4 46.2 2.8-6.7 41.6 2.3-3.0 75.6 15.6
Away 10 10 32.4 6.0-12.6 47.6 2.7-6.8 39.7 2.5-3.5 71.4 17.2
Neutral 2 2 31.0 3.5-10.0 35.0 0.5-4.5 11.1 1.5-2.0 75.0 9.0
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Wins 15 15 30.5 4.8-10.6 45.3 2.2-5.6 39.3 2.5-3.4 74.5 14.3
Losses 12 12 33.5 6.2-13.2 46.8 3.1-7.8 39.4 2.0-2.8 72.7 17.4
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November 5 5 33.0 5.2-12.2 42.6 2.6-7.2 36.1 1.6-2.6 61.5 14.6
December 6 6 29.7 4.7-9.8 47.5 2.0-5.5 36.4 3.7-4.5 81.5 15.0
January 8 8 33.0 5.6-11.9 47.4 2.6-6.2 42.0 2.2-3.1 72.0 16.1
February 7 7 30.6 6.0-12.6 47.7 3.3-7.6 43.4 1.6-2.1 73.3 16.9
March 1 1 39.0 5.0-14.0 35.7 1.0-6.0 16.7 3.0-4.0 75.0 14.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 27 27 860 146-317 46.1 70-178 39.3 62-84 73.8 424
Conference 19 19 611 110-229 48.0 51-126 40.5 41-56 73.2 312
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 15 15 474 79-171 46.2 42-101 41.6 34-45 75.6 234
Away 10 10 324 60-126 47.6 27-68 39.7 25-35 71.4 172
Neutral 2 2 62 7-20 35.0 1-9 11.1 3-4 75.0 18
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Wins 15 15 458 72-159 45.3 33-84 39.3 38-51 74.5 215
Losses 12 12 402 74-158 46.8 37-94 39.4 24-33 72.7 209
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November 5 5 165 26-61 42.6 13-36 36.1 8-13 61.5 73
December 6 6 178 28-59 47.5 12-33 36.4 22-27 81.5 90
January 8 8 264 45-95 47.4 21-50 42.0 18-25 72.0 129
February 7 7 214 42-88 47.7 23-53 43.4 11-15 73.3 118
March 1 1 39 5-14 35.7 1-6 16.7 3-4 75.0 14
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 27 27 31.9 6.8-14.7 46.1 3.3-8.3 39.3 2.9-3.9 73.8 19.7
Conference 19 19 32.2 7.2-15.0 48.0 3.3-8.2 40.5 2.7-3.7 73.2 20.4
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 15 15 31.6 6.7-14.4 46.2 3.5-8.5 41.6 2.9-3.8 75.6 19.7
Away 10 10 32.4 7.4-15.6 47.6 3.3-8.4 39.7 3.1-4.3 71.4 21.2
Neutral 2 2 31.0 4.5-12.9 35.0 0.6-5.8 11.1 1.9-2.6 75.0 11.6
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Wins 15 15 30.5 6.3-13.9 45.3 2.9-7.3 39.3 3.3-4.5 74.5 18.8
Losses 12 12 33.5 7.4-15.7 46.8 3.7-9.4 39.4 2.4-3.3 72.7 20.8
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November 5 5 33.0 6.3-14.8 42.6 3.2-8.7 36.1 1.9-3.2 61.5 17.7
December 6 6 29.7 6.3-13.3 47.5 2.7-7.4 36.4 4.9-6.1 81.5 20.2
January 8 8 33.0 6.8-14.4 47.4 3.2-7.6 42.0 2.7-3.8 72.0 19.5
February 7 7 30.6 7.9-16.4 47.7 4.3-9.9 43.4 2.1-2.8 73.3 22.1
March 1 1 39.0 5.1-14.4 35.7 1.0-6.2 16.7 3.1-4.1 75.0 14.4
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 27 27 31.9 1.1 3.1 4.2 2.1 0.0 1.8 1.7 1.0 1.7 0.6
Conference 19 19 32.2 0.9 3.2 4.1 2.0 0.0 1.6 1.5 1.1 1.7 0.5
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 15 15 31.6 0.9 3.5 4.5 1.9 - 2.1 1.6 1.3 1.6 0.9
Away 10 10 32.4 1.4 2.8 4.2 2.2 0.0 1.6 1.8 0.9 1.5 0.2
Neutral 2 2 31.0 1.5 1.0 2.5 2.5 - 1.0 2.5 0.4 3.0 1.0
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Wins 15 15 30.5 1.1 3.7 4.8 2.1 0.0 1.8 2.0 0.9 1.0 0.6
Losses 12 12 33.5 1.2 2.3 3.5 2.0 - 1.8 1.4 1.3 2.5 0.7
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November 5 5 33.0 1.8 3.0 4.8 1.6 0.0 2.0 1.8 1.1 0.8 0.6
December 6 6 29.7 1.0 2.7 3.7 2.0 - 2.2 2.2 1.0 1.8 0.5
January 8 8 33.0 1.0 4.0 5.0 2.4 - 1.4 1.5 0.9 1.5 0.6
February 7 7 30.6 0.9 2.6 3.4 2.1 - 2.0 1.6 1.3 2.1 0.7
March 1 1 39.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 2.0 - 1.0 2.0 0.5 3.0 1.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 27 27 860 31 83 114 56 0 49 47 1.0 45 17
Conference 19 19 611 17 60 77 38 0 30 28 1.1 33 10
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 15 15 474 14 53 67 29 - 31 24 1.3 24 13
Away 10 10 324 14 28 42 22 0 16 18 0.9 15 2
Neutral 2 2 62 3 2 5 5 - 2 5 0.4 6 2
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Wins 15 15 458 17 55 72 32 0 27 30 0.9 15 9
Losses 12 12 402 14 28 42 24 - 22 17 1.3 30 8
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November 5 5 165 9 15 24 8 0 10 9 1.1 4 3
December 6 6 178 6 16 22 12 - 13 13 1.0 11 3
January 8 8 264 8 32 40 19 - 11 12 0.9 12 5
February 7 7 214 6 18 24 15 - 14 11 1.3 15 5
March 1 1 39 2 2 4 2 - 1 2 0.5 3 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 27 27 31.9 1.4 3.9 5.3 2.6 0.0 2.3 2.2 1.0 2.1 0.8
Conference 19 19 32.2 1.1 3.9 5.0 2.5 0.0 2.0 1.8 1.1 2.2 0.7
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 15 15 31.6 1.2 4.5 5.7 2.4 0.0 2.6 2.0 1.3 2.0 1.1
Away 10 10 32.4 1.7 3.5 5.2 2.7 0.0 2.0 2.2 0.9 1.9 0.2
Neutral 2 2 31.0 1.9 1.3 3.2 3.2 0.0 1.3 3.2 0.4 3.9 1.3
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Wins 15 15 30.5 1.5 4.8 6.3 2.8 0.0 2.4 2.6 0.9 1.3 0.8
Losses 12 12 33.5 1.4 2.8 4.2 2.4 0.0 2.2 1.7 1.3 3.0 0.8
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November 5 5 33.0 2.2 3.6 5.8 1.9 0.0 2.4 2.2 1.1 1.0 0.7
December 6 6 29.7 1.3 3.6 4.9 2.7 0.0 2.9 2.9 1.0 2.5 0.7
January 8 8 33.0 1.2 4.8 6.1 2.9 0.0 1.7 1.8 0.9 1.8 0.8
February 7 7 30.6 1.1 3.4 4.5 2.8 0.0 2.6 2.1 1.3 2.8 0.9
March 1 1 39.0 2.1 2.1 4.1 2.1 0.0 1.0 2.1 0.5 3.1 1.0