Jan. 16, 2006
EMMITSBURG, MD (January 16, 2005) - The Sacred Heart women's basketball team had five players in double figures led by junior Amanda Pape with 18 as the Pioneers came away with a 91-64 win at Mount St. Mary's Monday evening. The Pioneers rang up their seventh-straight win and improved to 13-2 overall. SHU remained perfect in the Northeast Conference with the win at 6-0.
The top-two scoring teams in the NEC didn't disappoint in the early going Monday night, hitting a combined 10-of-12 over the first four minutes. SHU's Nicolle Rubino (Port Jefferson Station, NY) came out on fire and buried her first four shots including a three out of the gates. Rubino tallied 11 in the half as the Pioneers hit 19-of-41 from the field (46.3%) and opened a 15 point lead with just over six minutes left after a 13-4 run.
The Pioneers opened the second half using an 8-2 run over the first four minutes to force a Mount timeout at 15:51. The SHU run didn't stop there and a Amanda Pape (Stamford, CT) dribble-drive and Lisa Moray (Hopewell Junction, NY) three extend the Pioneer lead to 57-35 before a pair of Tiffany Green free throws killed the run at the 14 minute mark.
SHU put the game away over the next four minutes however as Pape led a 10-1 run to put the Pioneers in control with 10 minutes to play. Pape had a pair of lay-ups on the run and another Moray three added to the damage for the Mount.
Pape scored 11 of her game-high 18 in the second half as SHU shot a season-best 64.5% in the second half en route to the win. Rubino finished with 13 after her big first half and Jasmine Walker (Amityville, NY) tallied 12 with eight boards.
Off the bench, Moray scored a season-high 12 points on 4-of-4 from behind the arc and freshman Liz Gruber (Staten Island, NY) added 10. SHU's 54.2% (39-72) shooting was a season-high while the Pioneers scored 90 points for the second time this season.
The Mount, now 6-7 overall and 3-1 in the NEC, got a double double from Dita Krumberga with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Samira Rashid finished with 14 points and Tiffany Green had 10.
The Pioneers return home this Saturday, January 21st when they play host to St. Francis-PA at 2 pm as part of a double header with the men's team. The SHU men will tip-off against the Red Flash themselves at approximately 4 pm.