Pioneers Look to Rebound Against Mount St. Mary's on Saturday
Taylor Grabs 1,000th... Callan Taylor pulled down the 1,000th rebound of her career on Monday night against Quinnipiac. Going into the game, Taylor needed just 15 to hit the milestone, the exact number she acheived in 29 minutes on the court. This season, the senior is averaging 10.2 rebounds per game and leads the league in defensive rebounds, 7.58 per game. The only other player to hit the milestone was Kelley Gray (1983-87)who holds the record with 1,037 career rebounds.
The Storyline... The Mount is coming off a win Monday night against St. Francis (NY) 49-46, while Sacred Heart is looking to rebound from a hard 71-34 loss the Quinnipiac. This year, the Pioneers are 7-1 at home and in conference play and looking to pick up that eighth win on Saturday. The Mount is looking to bust out of the six-way tie for fourth place.
The Series...The Pioneers have dominated the all-time series against Mount St. Mary's, carrying a 21-4 all-time record. Sacred Heart currently has a seven-game winning streak against the Mount, who has not beaten Sacred Heart since January 19, 2008, and has never defeated the Pioneers at home in the Pitt Center.
Scouting the Mount... Mount St. Mary's comes into Saturday's game with an even 4-4 conference record. Overall the Mount is 8-11. Earlier in the season, they beat a tough LIU Brooklyn team 44-43, but fell to them on Saturday 69-45. Most recently, they defeated St. Francis (NY) 49-46. Junior Sydney Henderson lead the team offensively by a large margin with 11.2 points per game. Henderson is ranked 19th in scoring in the NEC. Overall, Mount is 10th in the league in scoring averaging 55.1 points per game, but 4th in scoring defense, holding opponents to an average of 59.3 points per game.
Props to the Point Guard... Ericka Norman usually runs the point for the Pioneers. The sophomore currently leads the team and league in assists, averaging 5.47 per game. She also leads the league in assist to turnover ratio, 1.70. Norman sits 20th and 49th in the NCAA Division I ranks respectively in both categories.