Pioneers Take On St. Johns In Opening Round Of WNIT

Pioneers Take On St. Johns In Opening Round Of WNIT

WNIT Opening Round

Sacred Heart vs. St. Johns

3/17/17        7:00pm          Carnesecca Arena                 Queens, N.Y.

 

The Sacred Heart women's basketball team have earned back-to-back bids to the WNIT tournament, as look to take down a familiar foe, in St. Johns. The Pioneers rounded up the season placing second in the regular season, and falling in the NEC semi finals to Bryant. The Red Storm of St. Johns finished fourth in the Big East with a 20-11 record, and 11-7 among conference opponents. This will mark the 10th consecutive year and the 12th time in the last 13 seasons, the Red Storm will make an appearance in the post season.

Inside the Series...

  • SHU trails the all time series 0-2 against the Big East powerhouse. Sacred Heart has taken the Red Storm to the brink in both games, as they lost the first in overtime, and saw 21 lead changes in the most recent game.
  • Sacred Heart saw success in their last outing shoot .438 from the field, and held a minor lead at the half.
  • The Red Storm shot 53.3% during the second half of their last outing allowing them to secure the come from behind victory
 

Scouting the Red Storm...

  • St. Johns comes into the WNIT finishing fourth in the Big East with a 20-11 record, and 11-7 among conference opponents
  • The Red Storm opened up Big East tournament play with a 56-40 win over Villanova, but went on to fall to #18 DePaul 59-41, ending their tournament journey
  • This is the Red Storms 10th consecutive year and the 12th time in the last 13 season, the St. Johns women's basketball team will be making an appearance in the post season
 

Manetti's Revenge...

Head Coach Jessica Mannetti opened up her time at Sacred Heart taking on the Red Storm of St. Johns, although the game didnt end the way she planned, she looks to pick up revenge in the opening round of the WNIT.

 

Familiar Foe...

The Pioneers have squared off against the Red Storm on two separate occasions, falling in both contests. SHU has brought St. Johns to the brink in their two games, falling in overtime, and posting 21 lead changes in their most recent contest.

 

We See You Adaysha...

Adaysha Williams went off in her last NEC tournament game. Williams posted a career high 26 points in the teams loss to Bryant. Williams has posted 20+ points five times this season, and goes into the WNIT averaging 11.2 points per game. Williams also leads the team in assists averaging 3.7 per game.

 

Trio...

Adaysha Williams, Hannah Kimmel, and Katherine Haines have been the leading contributors all year for the Pioneers and in their last contest the three each posted double digits. Williams led the way with 26 points, while Kimmel posted 12, and Haines ended the night with 11.