February 12, 2007

Seniors Pape and Walker Guide SHU to 69-50 Win at Fairleigh Dickinson

Feb. 12, 2007

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TEANECK, N.J. (February 12, 2007) - Sacred Heart seniors Amanda Pape (Stamford, CT) and Jasmine Walker (Amityville, CT) posted double doubles for the second-consecutive game to lead the Pioneers to a 69-50 win at Fairleigh Dickinson in Northeast Conference action Monday night. The Pioneers, now 16-9 and 11-3 in the NEC, outscored the Knights 33-19 in the second half, getting a game-high 26 points and 11 rebounds from Pape and 12 points and 10 boards from Walker.

The Pioneers got out to a 7-0 lead that grew into a 15-3 advantage by the 15 minute mark as a pair of three's by junior Lisa Moray (Hopewell Junction, NY) sandwiched around a Pape triple led the way. The Knights responded with an 11-3 run over the next four minutes to cut the SHU lead to four, 18-14, and then got it to three, 24-21, at the 7:23 mark on a Shanay Freeman lay-up.

Pape started a 10-2 run that gave SHU back a double-digit lead with a pair of free throws and Moray capped it with her third three-ball of the half for a 34-23 lead just under three minutes. FDU closed out the half with a quick 8-3 rally as Megan Kirkland buried a three with two seconds on the clock to send the two teams to the break with SHU up 36-31.

Sacred Heart (16-9, 11-3 NEC) used another run to extend their lead in the opening minutes of the second half. A jumper and a lay-in by sophomore Kaitlin Sowinski (Hopkinton, RI) led the charge as the Pioneers grabbed a 12-point lead, 47-35, five and a half minutes in. The Knights used one more rally to cut the lead to eight, 51-43, before SHU put the game with an 11-2 run on the way to outscoring the Knights 18-7 the rest of the way.

Pape led four Pioneers in double figures, shooting nine-of-17 from the field and seven-of-11 at the line en route to her 26 points. Walker's line was filled out by a career-high five assists, four steals and two blocks. The duo now has 23 double doubles for their career.

Sowinski just missed a double double of her own with 13 points and nine boards. Moray was four-of-nine from behind the arc scoring 12 points. The Pioneers shot just a shade under 50%, hitting 26-53 (49.1%) for the night.

The Knights (8-15, 5-8 NEC) got 10 points and 13 rebounds from Jennifer Walkling and 12 points from Jordan Sykes. FDU shot just 29.9% (20-67) in the loss.

The Pioneers will have a week off before returning to the court in the William H. Pitt Center to host Mount St. Mary's on Monday, February 19th at 7:00 pm.