Women's Basketball Drops Matchup with Lehigh 68-62

Women's Basketball Drops Matchup with Lehigh 68-62

BETHLEHEM, PA. (November 19, 2017)—Katherine Haines (Ridgefield Park, N.J.) lit up the scoreboard with a personal best 20 points, while shooting .727 (8-11) from the floor, but the Sacred Heart women's basketball team couldn't overcome a first-quarter deficit and fell to Lehigh 68-62 at Stabler Arena Saturday night. The loss drops the Pioneers to 1-2 on the young season, while the Mountain Hawks improved to 3-1. 

SHU continues its road trip over Thanksgiving weekend heading to Binghamton on November 23 before bussing up to Buffalo on November 26.

 

Noteworthy:

  • Haines continues to outdo herself, tallying a career high 20 points
  • Tykera Carter (Alexandria, Va.) made her first start of the season, while Erin Storck (Commack, N.Y.) earned a spot in the starting lineup for the first time in her collegiate career
  • The Pioneers had three players in double-digits for the first time this season. With Haines leading the way, Adaysha Williams (LaCrosse, Wis.) totaled 14 points, and Carter had 13; both were season highs

 

Inside the Box:

  • Haines' 20 points led all players
  • After Lehigh took the first two quarters, the Pioneers fought back to with both the third (20-17) and the fourth (23-19), but it wasn't enough to overcome the deficit
 

How It Happened:

First Quarter:

  • The Mountain Hawks scored the first basket, but SHU used a six-point streak to take an early lead
  • After Carter landed a triple to make it 9-4 in favor of the Pioneers, Lehigh began to fight back. With 5:43 remaining in the period, Gena Grundhoffer laid one in sparking an 11-point run that spanned the remainder of the quarter to give the Mountain Hawks a 15-9 lead heading into the second
 

Second Quarter:

  • SHU made it a one-point game, 15-14, scoring the first five points of the period, but Cameryn Benz fended the Pioneers off with a layup
  • That didn't last long as Storck landed a deep three even the game at 17-17 with just over seven minutes before the buzzer
  • Just seconds later, Grundhoffer tipped the scales back in favor of the Mountain Hawks igniting a 13-point streak. Ultimately it would become a 15-2 run that would give Lehigh a 32-19 advantage heading into halftime
 

Third Quarter:

  • Once again the Pioneers were hot in the opening minutes scoring six points, but Lehigh answered with six of their own
  • Sacred Heart outscored the Mountain Hawks 20-17 in the quarter to bring the deficit to 10 points, 49-39, heading into the fourth
 

Fourth Quarter:

  • The teams traded points throughout the fourth quarter with the Pioneers finishing the period with four more points, 23-19, than Lehigh, but it wasn't enough to overcome the first half deficit