Jan. 28, 2007
The Pioneers improved to 17-8 all-time against Central Connecticut dating back to both teams Division II days. SHU has won 11-straight meetings and is 14-2 against the Blue Devils since joining the Northeast Conference. The two teams will face-each other again in just one week in Fairfield.
Head Coach Ed Swanson has moved into third place on the NEC All-Time Regular Season NEC Wins list. Swanson's 99 NEC wins ties him with Jenny Przekwas of Saint Francis (PA) and Sharon Manning Beverly from Fairleigh Dickinson.
Senior Kerri Burke made her return to the line-up after a missing the last six games. Burke tore her ACL on January 3rd at Mount St. Mary's and opted to begin a rehabilitation program to try and return to the court this season. Burke came off the bench on Saturday and played 14 minutes, scoring 13 points, hitting all six of her free throws, with a pair of assists and a steal.
Burke is nine assists away from becoming Sacred Heart's all-time assist leader. She has 345 for her career and is six out of second place (Beth Huber '93-'97 - 541) and nine behind Elaine Agosti ('88-'92 - 354).
Junior Lisa Moray continues to have the hot hand from behind the three-point arc. For the third time in her last four games, Moray hit five three's in a contest. In her last four outings, Moray is 18-of-29 from behind the arc.
The Pioneers committed a season-high 24 turnovers in Saturday's win, the fourth time this season they have top 20 turnovers in a game. Despite some sloppy play, SHU posted their third win this season with 20 or more miscues.
SHU is 7-0 this season when scoring 70 or more points.