The Storyline... With the win over Quinnipiac Monday, the Pio- neers improved their record to 7-1 making this the best start in program his- tory. Sacred Heart is coming off a 3-0 week with high momentum going into Thursday's contest. Saint Peter's, on the other hand, comes into the match up 0-5. All but one have been decided by an average of nine points. In their last game, the Peahens were served a devastating loss by Akron 87-50.
The Series... The all-time series between Sacred Heart and Saint Peter's is all knotted up at four. The Pioneers have won the last four meetings. Saint Peter's won the first the first four games by big margins in early the 80's and one late 90's game. The last time the teams met on November 12, 2010, Sacred Heart won 65-48.
Scouting the Peahens... Saint Peter's is 0-5 this season. They have fallen to opponents by an aver- age of 16.7 points. However, before falling to Akron 87-50, the Peahens only lost by an average of 9 points. Aziza May leads the team in scoring, averaging 8.2 points per game and shooting 27.9 percent from the field.
Ericka Steals the Record... In Monday's 74-63 win over Quinnipiac, sophomore Ericka Norman recorded her first double-double of the season with 11 assists and 10 steals. Her 10 steals broke Amanda Pape's single-game record of 9 steals, which she set against Providence on December 1, 2006. Norman is also now tied for second in the Northeast Conference record book.
Callan Catches Fire... Callan Taylor was nearly perfect in the 55-33 win over Stony Brook, shoot- ing 88.8% from the field. She made eight of her nine field goal attempts, including one three-pointer, and both of her shots from the charity stripe. She put 19 points on the board that night. Combined with 11 rebounds, Taylor picked up her third double-double of the season.
NEC Player of the Week... Callan Taylor was named Choice Hotels Northeast Conference Co- Player of the Week for the second time this year after three stellar performances including two double-doubles in back-to-back wins against Stony Brook and Central Con- necticut. She was also named NEC Player of the Week the first week of the season.
NEC Rookie of the Week... Gabrielle Washington was named Choice Hotels Northeast Confer- ence Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. Washington continued her freshman campaign last week, scoring double-digit points in all three games. In the 55- 40 win over Central Connecticut, she tallied a career-high 17 points.