Pioneers End Road Trip with Loss to Temple

Pioneers End Road Trip with Loss to Temple

PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 9, 2015)—Hannah Kimmel (Harpursville, N.Y.) led the Pioneers with 17 points as the Sacred Heart women's basketball team fell to Temple 92-62 Wednesday night in the final contest of a six-game road stretch. Kimmel was one of two SHU players to reach double-digits, as Kelcey Castro (Fairlawn, N.J.) tallied 12.


The Pioneers return home this Saturday to face Binghamton at 1:00 p.m. in the first game of a women's-men's doubleheader in the William H. Pitt Center.



  • Dishing the ball out four times, Adaysha Williams (LaCrosse, Wis.) eclipsed the 200 career assists marker
  • Lerae Ettienne (Kensington, Md.) grabbed a season-best six rebounds, and tallied a season-high seven points
  • Tykera Carter (Alexandria, Va.) also recorded a season-high with eight points

Inside the Box Score:

  • The Owls shot over 50% from the floor in both halves to outshoot the Pioneers .521-.418
  • For the third straight game, the Pioneers committed over 20 turnover (21), but forced the Owls to turn the ball over 20 times
  • Temple pulled down 47 rebounds to SHU's 21

First Quarter:

  • The teams started the game by exchanging buckets before the Owls scored six straight points for a 10-4 lead at the 4:34 media timeout
  • Temple expanded its lead with a triple from Donnaizha Fountain coming out the break before Castro ended the Pioneers' nearly four-minute scoring drought draining a trey from the top of the key
  • The Owls ended the period on an 11-5 streak for a 26-12 lead at the buzzer

Second Quarter:

  • Down by 18, Williams landed a jumper in the paint kick-starting seven-straight points for the Pioneers featuring a three from Shelby Hickey (Littleton, Colo.) and a put-back lay-in from Ettienne to cut into Temple's lead, 36-25, with five minute remaining in the quarter
  • Sacred Heart continued to go shot-for-shot with Temple until the end of the quarter, outscoring the Owls 20-17 in the period, but Temple held onto an 11-point lead, 43-32, going into halftime

Third Quarter:

  • The Owls came out of halftime red hot scoring 19 points to SHU's seven in the first six minutes of the period
  • Temple went on to have their highest scoring period, while holding the Pioneers to their lowest of just 10 points

Fourth Quarter:

  • Temple scored the first four points of the quarter before Kimmel and Castro combined for five points for SHU
  • Down 92-55, the Pioneers owned the final two minutes of the game, much like in the last game against Vermont, putting up seven straight points, but it didn't cover the gap