SACRED HEART (1-1, 0-0 NEC) VS LEHIGH (2-1, 0-0 Patriot League)
GAME 3 * Bethlehem, Pa. * Stabler Arena * 7:00 PM
The Sacred Heart women's basketball team heads to Lehigh this Saturday to open a three-game road trip. SHU is looking for redemption after the Mountain Hawks handed the Pioneers a loss in the William H. Pitt Center in their most recent matchup in 2014.
Inside the Series...
- This is the tenth time in program history the Pioneers have faced off against Lehigh
- With its 85-77 win in 2014, Lehigh leads the all-time series 5-4
- Sacred Heart is an even 2-2 when playing the Mountain Hawks in Bethlehem, and 2-3 when at home
- The Pioneers have won two of the last three meetings. Before the 2014 loss, SHU defeated Lehigh 68-51 at home on November 16, 2011 and on the road 73-63 on December 20, 2012
Last Time They Met...
- Alissa Tarsi led the SHU with a thencareer-high 16 points on as the Pioneers suffered their first loss of the 2014-15 season to Lehigh 85-77. Tarsi was one of five Pioneers who reached double-digit points as SHU fell to 3-1 on the season
- The Mountain Hawks maintained control of the score board throughout the early part of the first half
- With 10 minutes left before the break, Hannah Kimmel, who tallied 13 points in the game, laid one in sparking a eight-point SHU run. The red shirt junior capped the spree off with a jumper to tie the game at 22, but Lehigh's Kerry Kinek landed a shot to stop the Pioneer's streak and tip the score back in the Mountain Hawk's favor
- While SHU held onto the lead for the first 13 minutes of the second half, Lehigh regained control of the game with just under seven minutes to play. The Pioneers came back to tie the game at 68 with a Kimmel trey, but Sacred Heart was never able to get the advantage over the Mountain Hawks.
Scouting the Mountain Hawks...
- Lehigh enters Saturday's game carrying the momentum of a 91-80 win over Delaware State
- Quinci Mann, who was picked Preseason All-Patriot League, returns to lead Lehigh with 21.7 point per game
- Lehigh returns three of its four 2016 All-Patriot League honorees in Mann, fellow first-teamer Lexi Martins, and All-Rookie selection Hailey Pascoe
- The Moutain Hawks were tabbed second in the Patriot League Preseason Poll garnering 120 points
- Lehigh started last year on a six-game win streak and finished it as the four seed in the Patriot League Tournament with a 10-8 conference record and 18-13 overall
Career Numbers vs. Lehigh
|Adaysha Williams (1-1)||12||1||3||35|
|Shelby Hickey (1-1)||9||1||0||19|
|Hannah Kimmel (1-1)||13||6||2||39|
|Tykera Carter (1-0)||0||3||1||8|
|Katherine Haines (1-0)||10||2||1||24|
Moving up the All-Time List...
Hannah Kimmel and Adaysha Williams moved up the program's all-time list in their respective categories in Monday's game against Brown. With 10 rebounds, Kimmel moved into the ninth spot on the career rebounds list and now needs 37 to pass Heather Yablonski (1996-00) to move into eighth. Williams, who is posting a 1.000 free throw percentage this season, improved her career percentage to .752 going 2-2 versus the Bears to pass SHU Co-Head Softball Coach Elizabeth Luckie.
Big Second Half...
The Pioneers had a big second half against Brown scoring 44 points in the latter two quarters of the game. Unfortunately it wasn't enough to overcome the deficit SHU fell into in the first quarter.
On the Road Again...
SHU is 1-0 on the road this year after winning the season opener at Fairfield 56-44.