Tykera Carter's Game Winner Leads SHU Past St. Francis Brooklyn in 2OT Thriller

Tykera Carter's Game Winner Leads SHU Past St. Francis Brooklyn in 2OT Thriller

Fairfield, CT. (February 13, 2017)— The Sacred Heart women's basketball team would hold on to pull out a 61-58 double overtime thriller. The Pioneers improve to 14-11 (11-3) and now sit at the top spot of the NEC with Robert Morris. The Pioneers are on the road Saturday as they take on LIU Brooklyn.

 

After a defensive battle for the opening two minutes of the game, Adaysha Williams was the first to strike with a jumper. The Terriers would respond on their next possession adding a layup of their own. Haines, who has been on a tear lately, added back-to-back layups to give the Pioneers a 6-2 advantage with 3:47 remaining in the first. St. Francis Brooklyn's, Olivia Levey would respond, giving herself a pair of buckets and tie it up 6-6 with 2:11 remaining in the first. Tykera Carter would add a bucket from downtown, but the Terriers would get the last laugh, as they would add five points in the last 30 seconds to end the first quarter with a 11-10 lead.

 

Sacred Heart would start the second quarter on a 5-0 run, jumping to a 15-11 lead. Erin Storck led the run with a shot from behind the arc. The Terriers would answer with a 7-0 run of their own to give them an 18-15 advantage over the Pioneers with 5:25 left in the first half. Hannah Kimmel would get her first points of the night with a bucket from beyond the arc to give the Pioneers a 22-18 lead with 2:48 remaining in the second quarter. Kimmel would go on to wake the crowd up, hitting another triple moving the score to 25-18. Each team would add a bucket, leaving the score at 27-20 with Sacred Heart in the lead at the half. 

 

After giving up a three from the Terriers, the Pioneers would go on a 6-0 run, adding two buckets from downtown. Kimmel, and Castro with the baskets. Alex Delaney would hit a bucket from beyond the arc to close the gap, but SHU would lead to 33-28 with 5:32 remaining in the third. Carter would drain a deep three to give the Pioneers a six point lead 36-30, but the Terriers would respond with a bucket to leave the score 36-32 with 2:21 remaining in the third. St. Francis Brooklyn would tie it up at 36-36 with just over a minute remaining in the third, but Haines would snag a board and layup to close out the third quarter with SHU leading 38-36.

 

Delaney would put the Terriers on her back, as she would grab back-to-back buckets to give St. Francis Brooklyn the 40-38 lead. The lead wouldn't last as Haines would grab a layup of her own to tie it up 40-40 with 7:13 remaining in regulation. Williams would add a triple to give SHU a slight 43-41 lead closing in on the midway point of the fourth. Carter found her spot on the floor as she drains her third bucket from beyond the arc, as the Pioneers lead 48-46 with 2:23 remaining. The game would be tied 50-50 and head into overtime

 

With 5:00 on the clock each team showed no signs of fatigue as their defense was on point. The score would remain scoreless for the opening three minutes, until the Terriers would strike first moving the score to 52-50. The game would come down to the wire, as SHU had possession with 15.2 seconds remaining, as Storck would hit a jumper to send the game into a second overtime.

 

Each team would exchange a pair of baskets to open up the second overtime, moving the score to 56-56 with two minutes remaining. As the clock wound down Carter found her hot spot, draining her fourth triple of the game, and securing a SHU win 58-56

 
 

Noteworthy:

  • Haines finished the night with team high 17 points, and lead the team in rebounds with 13. This would mark her sixth double-double performance of the season, and second in a row
  • Carter finished the night with her second straight double-digit performance, and shoot .571 (4-7) from beyond the arc. Carter would finish the night with a new season high 14 points
 

Inside the Box:

  •  The Pioneer's got off to a slow start, but found their rhythm in the second quarter, shooting 54.5% from the field, and put up 17 points
  • The Pioneers outrebounded with Terriers 38-35, and would shoot 37.3 from the field while the Terriers would end the night shooting 43.9%
 

Turning Point:

  • Carter found her hot spot; as she drained her fourth bucket from downtown, with just under a minute remaining in the second overtime to give the Pioneers a 59-56 lead. The Terriers wouldn't be able to respond as the Pioneers held on to win 61-58
 

How It Happened:

First Quarter:

  • After it was a defensive battle for the opening two minutes of the game, Williams was the first to strike with a jumper. The Terriers would respond on their next possession adding a layup of their own
  • Haines, who has been on a tear lately, added back-to-back layups to give the Pioneers a 6-2 advantage with 3:47 remaining in the first
  • St. Francis Brooklyn's, Olivia Levey would respond the the Haines layups to give herself a pair of buckets and tie it up 6-6 with 2:11 remaining in the first
  • Carter would add a bucket from downtown, but the Terriers would get the last laugh, as they would add five points in the last 30 seconds to end the first quarter with a 11-10 lead
 

Second Quarter:

  • Sacred Heart would start the second quarter on a 5-0 run, jumping to a 15-11 lead. Erin Storck led the run with a shot from behind the arc
  • The Terriers would answer with a 7-0 run of their own to give them a 18-15 advantage over the Pioneers with 5:25 left in the first half
  • Kimmel would get her first points of the night with a bucket from beyond the arc to give the Pioneers a 22-18 lead with 2:48 remaining in the second quarter
  • Kimmel would go on to wake the crowd up, hitting another triple moving the score to 25-18.
  • Each team would add a bucket, leaving the score at 27-20 with Sacred Heart in the lead

 

Third Quarter:

  • After giving up a three from the Terriers, the Pioneers would go on a 6-0 run, adding two buckets from downtown. Kimmel, and Castro with the baskets
  • Alex Delaney would hit a bucket from beyond the arc to close the SHU lead to 33-28 with 5:32 remaining in the third
  • Carter would drain a deep three to give the Pioneers a six point lead 36-30, but the Terriers would respond with a bucket to leave the score 36-32 with 2:21 remaining in the third
  • St. Francis Brooklyn would tie it up at 36-36 with just over a minute remaining in the third, but Haines would snag a board and layup to close out the third quarter with SHU leading 38-36
 

Fourth Quarter:

  • Delaney would put the Terriers on her back, as she would grab back-to-back buckets to give St. Francis Brooklyn the 40-38 lead. The lead wouldn't last as Haines would grab a layup of her own to tie it up 40-40 with 7:13 remaining in regulation
  • Williams would add a triple to give SHU a slight 43-41 lead closing in on the midway point of the fourth
  • Carter found her spot on the floor as she drains her third bucket from beyond the arc, as the Pioneers lead 48-46 with 2:23 remaining
  • The game would be tied 50-50 and head into overtime
 

Overtime:

  • With 5:00 on the clock each team showed no signs of fatigue as their defense was on point. The score would remain scoreless for the opening three minutes, until the Terriers would strike first moving the score to 52-50
  • The game would come down to the wire, as SHU had possession with 15.2 seconds remaining, as Storck would hit a jumper to send the game into a second overtime.
 

Overtime 2:

  • Each team would exchange a pair of baskets to open up the second overtime, moving the score to 56-56 with two minutes remaining
  • As the clock wound down Carter found her hot spot, draining her fourth triple of the game, and securing a SHU win 61-58