Sacred Heart Heads North to New Hampshire for Sunday Showdown

Sacred Heart Heads North to New Hampshire for Sunday Showdown

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DURHAM, N.H. – Off to a 1-1 start to the season, the Sacred Heart women's basketball team will hit the road for a Sunday matinee at New Hampshire at 1 p.m. The Wildcats, who have seven first-year players on their roster, are off to an 0-3 start as they get ready for their home opener.

This is the fourth straight year SHU and UNH have squared off, with the Wildcats winning the previous three matchups. A live stream of the game will be available at UNHWildcats.com.

•  Erin Storck ranks in the top three in the NEC in points (18.5), field goal percentage (.542) and minutes (33.0).

•  Candice Leatherwood (.571) sits third in the NEC in 3FG%.

SECOND QUARTER SURGE

  • Sacred Heart shot 48 percent in the 2nd-thru-4th quarters against Siena on Tuesday after going just 4-of-14 in the first.
  • SHU shot at least 60 percent in both the second and fourth quarters.

SPREADING THE WEALTH

  • The Pios had four players score in double figures for second time in the last for games on Tuesday vs. Siena - (Storck- 17, Haines- 14, Leatherwood- 12 and Davis -11). Four Pios scored in double figures against Bryant in the NEC Quarterfinals.

BIG DAY FOR DAVIS

  • Sophomore Jayla Davis scored 11 points (one shy of her career-high) on 3-of-3 shooting off the bench against Siena. She connected on her first-career three-pointer and hit a career-best four free throws.

FINISHING STRONG

  • Sacred Heart has averaged 24.5 points in the fourth quarter through its first two games, and outscored UMass and Siena 49-29 in the fourth quarters.
  • The Pioneers are scoring an average of 39.5 points in the second half

SCOUNTING NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • The Wildcats are off to an 0-3 start to the season, with three straight road losses at Minnesota (70-47), North Dakota State (56-51) and Brown (76-70).
  • UNH has a young team in 2018-19, with seven first-year players on a roster of 13.
  • UNH has won six consecutive home openers.
  • New Hampshire has beaten SHU in each of the last three seasons by scores of 74-47, 71-43 and 81-69, respectively.
  • UNH has five players averaging 7.7 points per game or better through the first three games of the season, with Ashley Storey (14.7) and Maggie Ahearn (10.7) both putting in double-figures.
  • Over the previous two seasons, New Hampshire has combined for a record of 45-18, the best two-year stretch in program history. The team has gone 24-8 in America East play over that stretch and advanced to the AE semifinals each of the last two seasons.

LAST TIME OUT

  • SHU and UNH last met on Dec. 20, 2017 at the Pitt Center with the Wildcats pulling out a 74-47 win.
  • Allyson Murphy made her first career start and scored seven points in 22 minutes of action.
  • Asia McCray scored a career-high nine points.
  • After being held to just 26 points through the first three quarters, SHU scored 21 points in the fourth and final frame.
  • UNH grew the lead to a game-high 40 with just over one minute left in the third quarter.
  • UNH shot 54.4 percent from the field to SHU's 31.1 percent.

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