SHU Falls 61-59 to Mount St. Mary's

SHU Falls 61-59 to Mount St. Mary's

Emmitsburg, MD. (January 30, 2017)—The Sacred Heart women's basketball team travelled to Emmitsburg, Maryland for their tenth Northeast Conference game of the season, and went on to fall 61-59 in an a thriller against the Mountaineers of Mount St. Mary's. The Pioneers were lead by Hannah Kimmel who finished the night with 20 points; also posting double digit scoring was SHU's Katherine Haines who finished the night with 10 points.

 

The Mountaineers struck first, getting a layup after a SHU turnover. Each team would exchange a pair of baskets, with Haines, Kimmel, and Erin Storck scoring for the Pioneers.  The Score was tied 9-9 with 6:12 remaining. The Pioneers would take their first lead of the night, after a made layup from Storck to move the score to 11-9 with 4:40 remaining in the first. The Pioneers would then go on an 8-2 run, taking a 19-11 lead with a little over a minute remaining in the first. Williams closed out the first quarter with a jumper to give the Pioneers a 24-12 lead.

 

Kimmel would rattle off two layups to open the second quarter, but the Mount would respond with a bucket from downtown to move the score 30-15, with 5:31 left in the first half.  Mount St. Mary's would go on an 8-2 run, cutting the Pioneers lead to 34-23 with 2:35 remaining in the second quarter. With just over a minute remaining Mount's Alexis Carter would hit a shot from beyond the arc to force SHU to take a timeout. Despite being outscored 17-10 in the second quarter the Pioneers entered halftime with a 34-29 lead.

 

A layup from Storck, followed up by a bucket beyond the arc from Kimmel got the Pioneers off to a good start for the second half. Kimmel accounted for 8 of the 10 points in the opening three minutes of the third quarter to give SHU a 44-35 lead with 6:59 remaining. Shelby Hickey would hit a shot beyond the arc, but the Mount would answer with a 5-0 run to put the score 47-46 in favor of SHUGoing into the final quarter of the game, SHU would hold a 49-48 lead.

 

 

Mount St. Mary's would get the first basket of the final quarter, taking their first lead since the first half. Hickey would hit back-to-back basket from downtown to give the Pioneers a 57-55 lead with 5:50 remaining in regulation.. Mount would regain the lead 59-57 after a made layup from Carter, but Storck would respond to tie it back up at 59 a piece with 1:41 left in regulation. In an absolute thriller, the game stood at 61-59 in favor of Mount St. Mary's with: 16 seconds left, a last ditch effort from Williams wouldn't fall, as the Pioneers fell 61-59. 

 

The Pioneers are back at home as they take on the Bryant Bulldogs on February 4th at 1:00pm.

 

 

 

Noteworthy:

  • The Pioneers shot an impressive .667 (10-15) in the opening quarter of play, and would go on to close the game shooting
  • Kimmel shot her sixth 20+ point game of the season, as she finished the night with 20 points 

Inside the Box:

  • SHU out rebounded the Mountaineers 24-12 entering the half, and finished the game with 36 rebounds, compared to Mount St. Mary's 24 
  • Haines, and Shelby Hickey led SHU with seven rebounds apiece

Turning Point:

  • Mount St. Mary's Caroline Hummell shot a perfect 8-8 from the free throw line. Her last two free throws came with :23 seconds remaining in the game to give the Mountaineers a 61-59 lead. The Pioneers weren't able to answer from there, where the game would finish 61-59
 

How It Happened:

First Quarter:

  • The Mountaineers struck first, getting a layup after a SHU turnover
  • Each team would exchange a pair of baskets, with Haines, Kimmel, and Storck scoring for the Pioneers. Score tied 9-9 with 6:12 remaining
  • The Pioneers would take their first lead of the night after a made layup from Storck 11-9 with 4:40 remaining in the first
  • The Pioneers would then go on an 8-2 run, taking a 19-11 lead with a little over a minute remaining in the first
  • Williams closed out the first quarter with a jumper to give the Pioneers a 24-12 lead

 

Second Quarter:

  • Kimmel would rattle off two layups to open the second quarter, but the Mount would respond with a bucket from downtown to move the score 30-15 with 5:31 left in the first half
  • Mount St. Mary's would go on an 8-2 run to close the gap too 34-23
  • With just over a minute remaining Mount's Alexis Carter would hit a shot from beyond the arc to force SHU to take a timeout
  • Despite being outscored 17-10 in the second quarter the Pioneers entered halftime with a 34-29 lead

Third Quarter:

  • A layup from Storck, followed up by a bucket beyond the arc from Kimmel got the Pioneers off to a good start for the second half
  • Kimmel accounted for 8 of the 10 points in the opening three minutes of the third quarter to give SHU a 44-35 lead with 6:59 remaining
  • Hickey hit a shot beyond the arc, but the Mount would answer with a 5-0 run to put the score 47-46 in favor of SHU
  • Going into the final quarter of the game, SHU would hold a 49-48 lead

Fourth Quarter:

  • Mount St. Mary's would get the first basket of the final quarter, taking their first lead since the first half
  • Hickey would hit back-to-back basket from downtown to give the Pioneers a 57-55 lead with 5:50 remaining in regulation
  • Mount would regain the lead 59-57 after a made layup from Carter, but Storck would respond to tie it back up at 59 a piece with 1:41 left in regulation
  • In an absolute thriller, the game stood at 61-59 in favor of Mount St. Mary's with: 16 seconds left, a last ditch effort from Williams wouldn't fall, as the Pioneers fell 61-59