FAIRFIELD, CT. (January 28, 2017)—The Sacred Heart women's basketball team extended their win streak to six in a row after defeating the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds 66-48. The Pioneers were lead by Hannah Kimmel and Katherine Haines, who each recorded a double-double on the night. Kimmel finished the night with 18 points, and 11 rebounds. Haines finished with night with 16 points, and 11 rebounds.
The Blackbirds got on the board first, hitting a layup after a missed three attempt from Kimmel, but Haines responded with a layup to tie it up 2-2. Each team exchanged a pair of basketball until Kimmel, drained back-to-back buckets beyond the arc to give the Pioneers their first lead, 11-8 with 2:02 remaining. To close out the first quarter, a Haines layup put the Pioneers up 13-10.
The Pioneers started the second quarter on a 6-0 run, and gaining a 19-10 advantage over the Blackbirds. After a made layup from Haines, the Pioneer lead extended to 21-10, as they held the Blackbirds scoreless for the opening four minutes of the second quarter. The Blackbirds chipped away to the Pioneer lead after a made three from Brianna Farris, moving the score 23-17 with just under two minutes remaining. Tykera Carter responded with a made basket form downtown to give SHU a 26-19 advantage with: 30 seconds remaining. The Pioneers went into halftime, leading 26-21.
Adaysha Williams picked up her first points of the game opening up the third quarter, from a pass from Kimmel. The Pioneers were on fire, firing off seven points to move the score 33-23; a three from Kimmel was the leading contributor draining a basket from downtown. SHU kept the momentum rolling, with back-to-back threes from Kimmel, and Williams to close out the third quarter 48-31.
The final quarter started with a Williams three in the corner, moving the score 53-35 with 8:34 remaining in regulation. An Aja Boyd layup kept the Blackbirds close, moving the score to 55-40. A Kelcey Castro three late in the fourth moved the score to 66-48.
Sacred Heart hits the road to Mount St. Mary's on Monday at 1:00pm.
- The Pioneers held the Blackbirds scoreless for the opening four minutes of the second quarter, and followed up holding them scoreless for the first five minutes of the third quarter
- Midway thru the third quarter, Kimmel recorded her fifth double-double of the season, and 32nd in her career, she ended the night with
- Haines has now posted fourth double-double of the season ending the night with
Inside the Box:
- The Pioneers shot .429 (24-56) from the field, while holding the Blackbirds to .321.
- SHU outrebounded LIU 40-31
- A 10-0 run from the Pioneers in the start of the second quarter proved to be too much for the Blackbirds, as they couldn't come back from the 21-10 deficit. Erin Storck kicked off the run, with a made layup, while a Haines layup capped off the run.
How It Happened:
- The Blackbirds got on the board first, hitting a layup after a missed three attempt from Kimmel, but Haines responded with a jumper to tie it up at 2-2
- Kimmel picked up her own rebound to lay it back in moving the score 6-5 in favor of LIU Brooklyn, with 3:57 remaining in the first
- After a media timeout, Kimmel opened up with a jumper from beyond the arc to tie the game up 8-8 with 2:55 remaining in the first quarter
- Another three from Kimmel gave the Pioneers their first lead of the game, 11-8
- To cap off the first quarter, Haines laid a basket in to give the Pio's a 13-10 lead
- Storck kicked off the second quarter, adding a layup to move the score to 15-10
- The Pioneers then went on a 10-0 run, moving the score to 21-10 with 6:11 remaining in the first half.
- The Blackbirds chipped away to the Pioneer lead, after a made three from Brianna Farris moving the score to 23-17, with just under two minutes remaining
- A Tykera Carter three moved the score to 26-21, as the Pioneers headed into halftime.
- Williams picked her first points of the game, to open up the third quarter from a pass from Kimmel
- SHU rattled off nine points, and held LIU Brooklyn scoreless in the opening five minutes in the third quarter.
- Kimmel continued to make everything she shot, draining a deep three to move the score to 43-29 with 2:00 remaining.
- Williams added another basket beyond the arc for Sacred Heart to move the score to 48-31 to close out the third quarter
- Williams hit a three in the corner to open the final quarter, moving the Pioneer lead to 51-34 with 8:54 remaining
- Kelcey Castro hit a deep three late in the fourth to move the SHU lead 66-48
- The Pioneers wrapped up the night posting a 66-48 win.