SACRED HEART (2-6, 0-0 NEC) VS SIENA 2-6, 1-1 MAAC)
GAME 9 * Fairfield, Conn. * Coach Bike Court at the William H. Pitt Center * 7:00 PM
Scouting the Saints...
- After beating Fairfield, the Saints have been on a bit of a slide and come into Monday's game on a three-game losing streak
- Siena has yet to win on the road going 0-4 in away games
- The Saints are currently shooting .395 from the floor and .320 from downtown
- Three players are currently averaging double-figures for the Saints. Jackie Benitz leads the ways with 17.0 points per game, while Meghan Donohue and Kollyns Scarborough are right behind her with 13.5 and 10.4 points per game respectively
- Siena is currently in a seven-way tie for third place in the MAAC at 1-1
Inside the Series...
- This is the seventh meeting in the all-time series, which is all tied up at three wins each, between the Pioneers and Siena Saints
- SHU is 2-1 at home against Siena. The Pioneers took the first two home meetings in 2010 (72-33) and 2012 (61-60), before dropping the most recent meeting in 2014 (75-65)
Last Time They Met...
- Gabrielle Washington led the Pioneers with 20 points as SHU suffered a 75-65 loss to Siena. Then-sophomore Adaysha Williams tallied her first career double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds, flirting with a triple-double dishing out seven assists
- Siena hit the first two shots for an early 4-0 lead before Williams landed two of her own tying the game. A 7-2 run gave the Saints back the lead, 11-6. Washington snapped the streak, but SHU turnovers and poor shooting allowed Siena to extend its lead to 18-11. The Pioneers rallied from that point
- Exchanging baskets until the halftime buzzer, the teams went into the break tied at 38
- Sacred Heart came out firing in the second half putting up nine unanswered points in the opening three minutes forcing the Saints to call a timeout. SHU extended its lead to 56-43 on a Washington jumper
- The Saints came back using an 18-2 tear to reclaim the lead, 61-58, as they held the Pioneers scoreless for over four minutes. Sacred Heart could never recover as Siena held them to just four more points through the rest of the game.
SHU Against the MAAC...
- SHU is 75-65 all-time against Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents
- Sacred Heart is 1-1 against the MAAC this season after topping Fairfield in the season opener and falling to Monmouth most recently on Thursday
- SHU was 0-1 against the MAAC last season only facing Fairfield
- The Pioneers winning records against former NEC foes and current MAAC members Quinnipiac (34-27) and Monmouth (18-12), and Saint Peter's (7-4) and Rider (2-0)
- Other than an even 3-3 record against Siena and never facing Canisius, Marist or Niagara, SHU has losing records to every other MAAC school: Fairfield (6-9), Iona (3-6) and Manhattan (2-3)
Career Numbers vs. Siena...
|Adaysha Williams (2-2)||10.0||7.5||4.5||29.5|
|Shelby Hickey (2-0)||0||1.0||1.0||9.0|
|Hannah Kimmel (2-1)||5.5||5.5||0.5||25.0|
|Tykera Carter (1-0)||5||0||0||3|
Sacred Heart forced Monmouth to make 22 turnovers on Friday, the highest by any SHU opponent this season. Three of those were due to Kelcey Castro who tallied a career high three steals.
Assisting Her Way to a Milestone...
Nearly a year to the day after she dished out her 200th assist, 364 days later to be exact, Adaysha Williams totaled 100 assists to eclipse the 300 milestone Thursday against Monmouth.
SHU at Home...
The Pioneers are still in the hunt for their first win of the season on Coach Bike Court as they head into Monday's contest 0-3 at home having lost to Brown 80-66, Harvard 68-60 and Monmouth 65-54 earlier this season.
The Countdown to 1,000...
The countdown to 1,000 career points is on for Adaysha Williams. With 9 points against Fairfield in the season-opener, the senior eclipsed the 900 career point marker, and has since tallied 85 points this season bringing her career total to 982 going into Monday's game against Siena.