Womens Basketball Set To Take On St. Francis Brooklyn

Womens Basketball Set To Take On St. Francis Brooklyn

SACRED HEART (13-11, 10-3 NEC) VS ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN (6-18, 4-9)

 

GAME 24 *Fairfield, CT.* *William H. Pitt Center*

 

The Sacred Heart women's basketball team comes off a big win over Central Connecticut State, and are now in a three way tie for the number one spot. The Pioneers look to take on St. Francis Brooklyn Monday at 7:00pm. The Pioneers have clinched a spot in the NEC tournament. Sacred Heart has made the tournament every year since joining the NEC in the 1999-00 season.

 

Game Notes

 

Last Time They Met...

  • The Sacred Heart women's basketball team defeated the St. Francis Brooklyn terriers 81-74 and improve to 5-1 in NEC play. Hannah Kimmel lead the charge, recording her fourth double-double of the season with 28 points, and 14 boards. Katherine Haines finished the night with 19 points
  • The Pioneers shot 52.9% from the field in the opening quarter, and finished the night shooting 50.8% (31-61)
  • The Pioneers went on a 12 points run to start the second quarter, which put the Terriers at a 20-point deficit. SFBK wouldn't be able to catch back up as SHU took the game 81-74
 

Inside the Series...

  • SHU leads the all-time series with St. Francis Brooklyn 27-13, and currently have a three game winning streak against the Terriers after sweeping them last season, and taking the first game this season
  • The match-up sits at 5-3, in the past three seasons for SHU. The last time the Terriers picked up a win over SHU was 3/8/15 in a post season game that ended 77-59
  • SHU' s Adaysha Williams, and Kimmel have started in all eight games against the Terriers, going into Monday's game with a 5-3 record

Scouting the Terriers...

  • St. Francis Brooklyn comes into Monday's NEC competition owning a 6-18 overall record, and a 4-9 conference record. The Terriers are currently on a five game losing streak, where they picked up their last W against Fairleigh Dickinson 66-59
  • The Terriers sit in eighth play among the NEC, and are on the boarder to make the NEC tournament
  • Going into Monday's contest the Terriers sit in second among the NEC in free throw percentage with .738
 

Seniors...

The Sacred Heart Seniors were on fire, as they united to take down the Central Connecticut Blue Devils 82-61. Hannah Kimmel was the leading contributor among the four seniors, as she racked up 19 points. Kelcey Castro led the team in assists, dishing out 6. Shelby Hickey posted a double-double, as she ended with 12 points, and 10 boards. Lastly Adaysha Williams went a perfect 6-6 from the line, and snagged six boards.

 

Redemption...

The Sacred Heart redeemed themselves, Saturday as they handed CCSU their largest loss of NEC play after defeating the Blue Devils 82-61. The Pioneers were lead by Katherine Haines, who finished the night with her fifth double-double of the season, tallying 22 points, and 15 rebounds. Shelby Hickey also added a double-double for SHU, with 12 points, and 10 rebounds.

 

Ca$h-rine Haines...

Katherine Haines has been on fire lately as she has posted back-to-back 22 point games. Haines finished the night against CCSU with her fifth double-double of the season, as she grabbed 15 boards. Haines who is known for grabbing her points in the paint also drained a three pointer to show she's a threat from everywhere.

 

Catch Us Outside... The Arc...

 The Pioneers were lights out from downtown in their game against the Blue Devils, as they finished the night shooting 56.5% (13-23) from three point land. Hannah Kimmel lead the Pioneers going 4-7 from downtown, as Shelby Hickey was a close second as she finished the night shooting 3-5 from beyond the arc.

 

Coming For A Ring...

The Pioneers posted their 10th win in NEC play after taking down the CCSU Blue Devils 82-61 to secure their spot in the Northeast Conference Tournament. The Pioneers have made the tournament every year since joining the NEC in the 1999-00 season.