Women's Basketball Looks to Continue Five Game Winning Streak Against Wagner Monday

Women's Basketball Looks to Continue Five Game Winning Streak Against Wagner Monday

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FAIRFIELD, Conn.- The Sacred Heart University Women's Basketball team returns home after securing its fifth Northeast Conference victory of the season as the Pioneers host Wagner on Monday. Tip-off is set for 1:00 p.m. and can be streamed on NEC Front Row.

OPENING TIP

  • Sacred Heart looks to continue its five game NEC winning streak after a short break as the Pioneers host Wagner at the Pitt Center on Monday. 
  • SHU leads the all-time series 28-14 and has won six of its last seven against the Terriers. Dating back to the 2013-14 season, Sacred Heart has topped the foe ten times in the last 15 clashes. 
  • The Pioneers are scoring an average of 69.4 points per game when the outcome was a win for the Pioneers.
  • As a team, SHU ranks second in the NEC in scoring defense (61.3) and ranks fourth in scoring offense (62.1), eighth in rebounding margin (-7.4) and sixth 3FG made/game (6.2)
  • The Pioneers as a team rank sixth in the NEC in three-point percentage as they rack up 31.0% from beyond the arc.

LIFE IN THE FASTBREAK

  • . The Pioneers this year are currently averaging 8.4 points a game on fast break opportunites. In the first three games to kick off NEC play, the Pioneers scored double digit fast break points in each of those games. 

HAINES TRIPLE-DOUBLE POWERS PIONEERS PAST SAINT FRANCIS BROOKLYN 68-66

  • SHU earned its fifth Northeast Conference victory on Saturday as the Pioneers prevailed in the final seconds over St. Francis Brooklyn by a final score of 68-66. 
  • Graduate student Katherine Haines led the Pioneers, tallying the program's first triple-double as she registered 25 points, 15 rebounds and a career-high 11 blocks. Haines' 11 blocks tied the program-record and set the program-record for most blocks in program-history in the Div. I era.

STEERING SACRED HEART

  • Graduate student Katherine Haines led the Pioneers, tallying the program's first triple-double as she registered 25 points, 15 rebounds and a career-high 11 blocks. Haines' 11 blocks tied the program-record and set the program-record for most blocks in program-history in the Div. I era.
  •  Sophomore Adrianne Hagood was second on team in points talling 13 points going 5-10 from the field and 3-5 from beyond the arc against Saint Francis Brooklyn.

 

OFF TO A HOT START

  • The Pioneers 9-7 overall start and 5-0 start in NEC play is the best start for the Pioneers since the 2011-12 season when the Pioneers went 25-8 overall and went 15-3 in NEC play.
  • That year the Pioneers won the Northeast Conference Championship and competed in the first round of the NCAA tournament where they fell to top ranked Georgia Tech. 

DISHING THE BALL TO DABNEY 

  • Sophomore Olivia Dabney scored a career high 13 points in the 80-68 victory over Wagner. Dabney went 3-6 from the filed while going 3-4 from beyond the arc. She also went 4-4 from the free throw line.
  • In the past five games since the Pioneers opened up conference play, Dabney averaged 7.6 points a game and went back to back in double digit games first against Wagner tallying 13 while the second coming against Bryant as she nailed 10 points

SCOUTING THE SEAHAWKS

  • The Seahawks are coming off their third Northeast Conference victory of the season as they defeated Mount Saint Mary's by a final score of 92-76. With the win the Seahawks improved to 5-11 on the year and 3-2 in NEC play. 
  • Redshirt sophomore guard Taylah Simmons currently leads the team in points per game as she averages 13.1 a game. She also currently leads the team in rebounds per game as she is currently 6.1 boards a game. 
  • Wagner currently ranks seventh in the NEC in scoring offense tallying 60.2 points per game while the Seahawks rank fifth in the NEC in scoring defense holding opponets to 69.5 points a game. 
  • From the field, the Seahawks are led by sophomore Alayshia Dailey who is currently shooting 52.6% from the field. 
  • On the defensive front Wagner is led by senior guard Naklyia Carter who averages 2.2 steals a game. 
  • Opponetts are currently out-rebounding the Seahawks 36.1 to 33.6 a game.