Feb. 19, 2007
Sacred Heart vs. Mount St. Mary's Post Game Notes
Sacred Heart ran their streak to 11-straight over Mount St. Mary's dating back to the 2001 NEC Tournament. SHU is now 13-3 all-time against the Mount. The last MSM win came in the 2001 tournament semifinals, a 50-45 win.
Senior Amanda Pape poured in 28 points in the win, keeping her tradition of big games against the Mountaineers. Coming in to Monday night, the senior guard enjoyed a 20.8 ppg average in eight career games against the Mount, her highest average against any team in the NEC.
Pape and fellow senior Jasmine Walker once again perfected the double double Monday night, recording double digit points and rebounds each for the third-straight game. Pape finished with 28 and 10 rebounds for her seventh double dip this season. Walker tallied 15 points with 14 caroms for her eighth double double on the year.
Pape's 28 points gives her 1,911 for her career, just 89 away from the 2,000 point plateau. She has now taken over fifth place on the NEC's all-time scoring list. She is five points away from Amanda Rosato of Monmouth (1,916) for fourth and 18 away from Karen Ewing of St. Francis-NY (1,929) for third. The top two spots are held down by former Saint Francis (PA) Red Flash standouts Jess Zinobile (2,338) and Beth Swink (2,127).
Teammate Kaitlin Sowinski nearly went one step further, nearly completeing the elusive triple double with 11 points, nine rebounds and nine blocks.
Sowinski's nine swats set a new school record for blocked shots in a game. She previously held the record of seven against St. Francis-PA on January 20th this year with Colleen Duggan (2001-05), who had seven against Lafayette in 2002.
As a team, SHU blocked a season-high 13 shots on the night, nine from Sowinski, two from Pape, tying a career-high, and one from Walker and Khalia Cain each. SHU came in averaging 3.7 blocks a game, third in the league.
The Pioneers, second in the league in steals, managed just two takeaways Monday night, a season-low mark. Senior Amanda Pape, the NEC leader in steals and one-time NCAA leader this season, was held without a swipe for the second consecutive game, marking the first time in her four year career she has gone more then one game in a row without making a steal.
Head Coach Ed Swanson has moved into a tie for second place on the all-time Northeast Conference wins list with 103. He is tied with Sue DeKalb from Monmouth and behind Bill Sheahan from Mount St. Mary's for first (124).
Prior to tonight's game seniors Jasmine Walker and Kerri Burke received commemorative game balls for reaching a pair of career milestones. Walker became the 12th player in SHU history to score 1,000 points and Burke became the school's all-time assist leader.