Feb. 27, 2007
Sacred Heart vs. Quinnipiac Post Game Notes
The Pioneers and Bobcats faced off for the 49th time Tuesday night and sweep the season series with the 73-63 win. SHU owns a 27-22 lead in the series and a 12-6 lead since joining the NEC.
SHU finished the regulars season at 15-3, tying for the NEC Regular Season Championship with Long Island and Robert Morris. The Pioneers won last season's regular season title outright.
The Pioneers will be the #3 seed in the NEC Tournament and will host Mount St. Mary's on Saturday. It will be the third time the two teams have faced off in the playoffs, splitting their two previous meetings.
SHU locked up their third 20 win season Tuesday, marking the third time in the last four years the Pioneers have hit the 20 win mark.
Senior Amanda Pape finished with 22 points, fifth-straight game over 20 points and ninth in her last 11 outings. For the second-straight year, Pape clinched the NEC scoring title on the last day of the regular season, once again edging out Gabriella Guegbelet of CCSU. Both came into Tuesday at 18.9 ppg while Guegbelet scored just 12 in losing to St. Francis-NY.
Pape heads into the playoffs with 1,976 career points, just 24 points away from becoming the first player in SHU history and the third in NEC history to hit the 2,000 point mark.
Pape added three assists to her stat line Tuesday night, giving her 104 for the season, eclipsing her career mark of 101 set last season.
Junior Lisa Moray broke the school record for three-point field goals in a season, knocking down a pair to give her 65 on the year. She tops the 63 that Maureen Delaney finished with during the 1995-96 campaign.
Senior Jasmine Walker continues her late season tear, piling up her fifth double double in her last six games. Walker finished with 18 points and 11 boards, shooting six-of-seven in the win.
Sophomore Kaitlin Sowinski posted her second big game against the Bobcats this season with 15 points, seven rebounds and three blocks. Last week against QU, Sowinski shot nine-of-nine for 20 points.