Late Rally Pushes SHU Over LIU 51-41

Late Rally Pushes SHU Over LIU 51-41

Brooklyn, N.Y.- The Sacred Heart Pioneers picked up their third straight win over the Blackbirds of LIU Brooklyn after a late fourth quarter comeback. The Pioneers were led by Hannah Kimmel would post 15 points in the contest. Three Pioneers finished in double digits, as Adaysha Williams tallied 10 points, and Kelcey Castro registered 12 points. The Pioneers are home against Fairleigh Dickinson this Monday as ESPN3 come to the William H. Pitt Center at 6:00pm Pack the Pitt game.

 

Noteworthy-

  • Three Pioneers finished in double digits, on the day as Kimmel led the late charge with 15 points, Castro with 12, and Williams with 10
  • The Pioneers started slow, as they shot 27% from the floor in the opening half of play, but finished strong with back to back 36% quarter to pull off the comeback
  • Williams was just short of perfection at the free throw line as she went 8-9 at the charity stripe
 

Inside The Box-

  • The Pioneers were out rebounded 42-31 by the blackbirds, but Katherine Haines led SHU with seven boards on the night.
  • The Pioneers picked up 20 Blackbird turnovers on the night, while only giving up the ball 14 times.
 

Turning Point-

  • Kimmel drained a three point basket early in the fourth quarter to give the Pioneers their first lead 36-35. With the taste of a win, the Pioneers would spark a big fourth quarter giving them the 51-41 victory
 

The Blackbirds struck first after a Boyd layup, but Williams would return the favor, with a layup and force the foul and successfully hit the free throw to grab the and one. The Pioneers led 6-2 at the 7:02 mark, but the Blackbirds would find a rhythm going on a 9-0 run as they jumped to a 11-6 advantage over SHU. Kimmel would answer with a three of her own to close the gap, and the first quarter would end with a score of 16-9 with the Blackbirds ahead

The Blackbirds would continue to take it to Sacred Heart picking up the first points of the second quarter, but Kimmel would rally the troops to add a jumper, which would move the score 21-14. The Pioneers were held to 9 points in the second quarter, as LIU would take a commanding lead going into the half 27-18.

Head Coach Jessica Mannetti lit a fire in the team to start the third, as they Pioneers held LIU scoreless in the opening four minutes of play. SHU would chip away at the lead as the score stood 27-23, with the Pioneers still trailing. William came up clutch at the free throw line, as she helped move the score to 29-25 with 5:11 left in the third. Castro would add a layup, followed by a free throw to end the third with the Blackbirds up 35-32

Castro drew a foul to open the final quarter and her a free throw, followed by the first Pioneer lead at the 8:38 mark after a Kimmel triple. As the Pioneers took the lead, they would show no signs of giving it back up as Castro drained another bucket from downtown, and the Pioneers went on to take the 51-41 win

 
 

QT 1-

  • The Blackbirds struck first after a Boyd layup, but Williams would return the favor, with a layup and force the foul and successfully hit the free throw to grab the and one
  • The Pioneers led 6-2 at the 7:02 mark, but the Blackbirds would find a rhythm going on a 9-0 run as they jumped to a 11-6 advantage over SHU
  • Kimmel would answer with a three of her own to close the gap, and the first quarter would end with a score of 16-9 with the Blackbirds ahead
 

QT 2-

  • The Blackbirds would continue to take it to Sacred Heart picking up the first points of the second quarter, but Kimmel would rally the troops to add a jumper, which would move the score 21-14
  • The Pioneers were held to 9 points in the second quarter, as LIU would take a commanding lead going into the half 27-18.
 

QT 3-

  • Head Coach Jessica Mannetti lit a fire in the team to start the third, as they Pioneers held LIU scoreless in the opening four minutes of play. SHU would chip away at the lead as the score stood 27-23, with the Pioneers still trailing
  • William came up clutch at the free throw line, as she helped move the score to 29-25 with 5:11 left in the third.
  • Castro would add a layup, followed by a free throw to end the third with the Blackbirds up 35-32
 

QT 4-

  • Castro drew a foul to open the final quarter and her a free throw, followed by the first Pioneer lead at the 8:38 mark after a Kimmel triple
  • As the Pioneers took the lead, they would show no signs of giving it back up as Castro drained another bucket from downtown, and the Pioneers went on to take the 51-41 win