Women's Basketball Set to Travel to Lehigh Saturday Afternoon

Women's Basketball Set to Travel to Lehigh Saturday Afternoon

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OPENING TIP

  • Sacred Heart looks for a bounce back victory as the Pioneers travel to Pennsylvania to take on Lehigh for a 2:00 p.m. Saturday matchup
  • The Pioneers are facing Lehigh for the second straigh year as the Pioneers won in last years contest on Dec. 3, 2017 by a score of 65-55. Lehigh currently leads the all-time series 6-5.
  • The Pioneers are scoring an average of 71.0 points per game when the outcome was a win for the Pioneers.
  • As a team, SHU ranks second in the NEC in scoring defense (61.5) and ranks fifth scoring offense (62.7), eighth in rebounding margin (-7.5) and sixth 3FG made/game (6.8)
  • The Pioneers as a team rank fourth in the NEC in three-point percentage as they rack up 34.5% from beyond the arc.

HAINES HELPS PIONEERS

  • Graduate forward Katherine Haines returned to action against Stony Brook on Tuesday night and while the Pioneers did fall to the Seawolves it was good to see Haines back in action. 
  • Haines currently is tied for first on team on points averaging 12.8 a game. In the match against New Hampshire, Haines tallied 23 points on and shooting 3-4 from beyond the arc and 10-16 from the field.

THE BENCH IS STRONG WITH THIS TEAM

  • The Sacred Heart bench scores an average of 14.5 points per game and proved itself a key weapon against New Hampshire as the bench tallied 21 points against the Wildcats.

SPREADING THE WEALTH

STORCK FLYING HIGH 

  • Graduate Student Erin Storck currently leads the Pioneers in points this season with a total of 77 on the year. She is currently averaging 12.8 points per game which is also leading the team.

HAGOOD MAKES THE DAY GOOD

  • Sophomore guard Adrianne Hagood had an impressive game against Hofstra last Thursday as she racked up 16 points while compiling three rebounds and three steals. She currently averages 11.3 points a game which is the third highest on the team.

PILOTING THE PIONEERS

  • Graduate Student Erin Storck scored 16 points while contributing nine rebounds and three assists against Hofstra
  • Sophomore Adrianne Hagood also scored 16 points and added three steals, junior Madison Cheatham tallied 11 points and five boards as well against Hofstra. 

VERSUS STONY BROOK


•    SHU used a 6-0 run spanning halftime to close within three points, 35-32 in the opening minutes of the second-half. A free throw by India Pagan began an 8-0 Stony Brook run that pushed the lead back to 11 points, 43-32, with 6:51 to play in the third quarter.

  • The Pioneers scored the first four points of the final period, to once again close within eight points, 53-45, with 7:37 to play but would get no closer. The Seawolves, who shot 53.3 percent from the field in the fourth quarter, pushed its advantage to 71-48, with 3:05 to play. The Pioneers scored 10 of the final 12 points, for the final margin.

SCOUTING THE MOUNTAIN HAWKS

  • The Mountain are coming off a win against Ivy League opponett Cornell as the Mountain Hawks dominated by a final score of 67-54. The win improved the Mountain Hawks record to 6-2 overall on the year.
  • Junior guard Cameron Buhr currently leads the team in points with 95 and in points per game averaging 13.6 per game. She also leads the team in seven stat catagories including defensive rebounds avergaing 4.3 a game.
  • From beyond the arc the player to look out fo would be junior guard Paige Galiani who is shooting 66.7% from beyond the arc this season which leads the team. 

LAST TIME OUT

  • SHU and Lehigh last met on Dec. 3, 2017 at home with the Pioneers pulling out a 65-55 win.
  • Storck led the Pioneers' balanced attack earning 15 points on 50-percent shooting. Storck also knocked down three triples as she went 75-percent from distance, added five rebounds, two assists, a theft and no turnovers through a team-leading 39 minutes of playing time.
  •  Leatherwood and Haines both finished with 12 points as Haines was just one board shy of a double-double. Leatherwood also registered four boards, two assists, and two steals while the forward tied her teammate Dabney with two blocks. Dabney put up a personal best four points in her early career but pulled down seven rebounds, including a crucial board down the stretch, a pair of helpers and a game-high five steals.
  • Carter's 11-point production came as a result of 62.5-percent shooting as the senior credited a momentum-changing three-ball to help cast the Pioneers victory. She also came down with two rebounds and grabbed a steal.