SACRED HEART (1-2, 0-0 NEC) VS BINGHAMTON (1-3, 0-0 America East)
GAME 4 * Binghamton, N.Y. * Events Center * 2:00 PM
The Sacred Heart women's basketball team travels to Binghamton Wednesday for the middle game of a three-game road trip. Both teams go into the matchup looking for their second win of the season. Can't make it to New York? Be sure to tune into ESPN3 or the WatchESPN app to catch all the action.
Inside the Series...
- Sacred Heart leads the all-time series 5-2 after last year's 69-60 win
- After losing both Division II meetings during the 1998-99 season, the Pioneers have won all five matchups during the Division I era
Last Time They Met...
- Hannah Kimmel led SHU to a 69-60 win over Binghamton. The then RS-junior recorded her fifth double-double of the season leading SHU with 22 points and 11 rebounds while shooting .533 (8-15) from the floor as the Pioneers improved to 2-7 this season
- After going into halftime tied at 31, the Pioneers' 19-point efforts in the third and fourth quarters clinched the win. SHU took its largest lead of 10 points with 7:39 remaining in the third quarter after opening the period with 10 straight points. But Binghamton worked its way back ultimately reclaiming a lead, 53-52 with 8:35 remaining in the game on a Kim Albrecht three
- With the score tied at 55, Shelby Hickey ignited a 10-2 SHU run, feature four points from both Kimmel and Alissa Tarsi, expanding the Pioneers' lead to nine-points, 65-56, with just over two minutes to play
Scouting the Bearcats...
- Binghamton, like SHU, is looking for its second win of the season on Wednesday
- Imani Watkins, who leads the Bearcats' offense, was just named the America East Player of the Week for the first time in her career after averaging 25.5 points against Penn and Providence. Her 22.0 points per game currently leads the America East and is tied for 28th in the country. The junior comes into Wednesday's game needing just nine points to eclipse the 1,000 career points milestone
- Binghamton returns 2015 America East Rookie of the Year, who missed last year with an injury, Jasmine Sina, along with all-conference selections Watkins, Alyssa James and Rebecca Carmody
- After finishing third last year, Binghamton was picked fourth in the America East preseason poll
SHU Against the America East...
- SHU is 48-55 all-time agaisnt America East opponents
- Sacred Heart went 1-3 against America East last season with the one win being against Binghamton
- Wednesday's game against the Bearcats is the first of three America East matchups on the Pioneers' schedule this season
- The Pioneers hold winning records over Albany (9-6), Binghamton (5-2), Maine (2-0), UMBC (6-2), and Stony Brook (11-5), while having losing records against Hartford (5-7), UMass Lowell (8-28), New Hampshire (1-2) and Vermont (1-2)
Career Numbers vs. Binghamton...
|Adaysha Williams (1-1)||7||1||5||36|
|Shelby Hickey (1-1)||6||6||2||36|
|Hannah Kimmel (1-1)||22||12||1||37|
|Kelcey Castro (1-1)||5||0||0||24|
|Tykera Carter (1-0)||3||2||0||15|
|Erin Storck (1-0)||6||2||0||9|
|Kiana Ye (1-0)||0||0||0||3|
Earning a Starting Spot...
Tykera Carter and Erin Storck earned spots in the starting lineup at Lehigh on Saturday. For Carter it marked the first time this season, and for Storck it was a career first. The junior made the most of the opportunity scoring a season-high 13 points, using personal bests five field goals in 14 attempts to do so. Carter also tied a career high five rebounds in the game.
Trio of Scorers...
For the first time this season, three Pioneers reached double-digit scoring at Lehigh on Saturday. Katherine Haines led the way with 20 points, while Adaysha Williams tallied 14 and Tykera Carter 13.
Haines' Keeps Getting Better...
After missing the 2015-16 season due to an injury, Katherine Haines made her return to the lineup in the season opener. The r-sophomore took over the post position left vacant by Alissa Tarsi's graduation, and didn't miss a beat. Haines set two new career highs leading the game with 18 points, and tying with a team leading six rebounds. For her performance in the season opener, she was picked as an NEC Prime Performer of the week. She continued to best herself again at Lehigh when she posted a new career high of 20 and grabbed eight rebounds.