November 17, 2006

Sacred Heart vs. La Salle Post Game Notes

Nov. 17, 2006

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Sacred Heart vs. La Salle Post Game Notes

- Sacred Heart saw their 15-game home court winning streak fall to the wayside Friday night in the 70-60 loss. SHU won all 15 of their home games last season. The last time SHU lost at home was March 8, 2005 to Robert Morris, 68-62 in overtime in the semifinals of the NEC Tournament. Their last regular season home loss was February 17, 2005 to Saint Francis (PA), 64-55.

- The Pioneers missed their chance to grab their 100th victory all-time in the William H. Pitt Center Friday night. SHU is now 99-20 in the building since its opening in 1997.

- Sacred Heart is now 1-5 against the Atlantic-10 conference and 0-2 against La Salle. Friday's game marked the first A-10 opponent on the schedule since a 78-43 loss at Richmond on December 18, 2004.

- The Pioneers are 1-2 to open a season for the first time since 1999-00 when the lost to Hartford and Ohio State and beat Lafayette.

- Senior Amanda Pape hit a foul line jumper with five minutes to play in Friday night's loss and in doing so extended her streak of games in double figures to 26-straight dating back to last year. She finished with 10 points and has found double digits in 41 of her last 42 games.

- Sophomore Kaitlin Sowinski looks to have found a home in the starting center role, earning her second-straight start Friday. Sowinski finished four-of-five from the field, six-of-eight at the line in posting a season-high 14 points, just two off her career-high. She pulled down seven rebounds and blocked three shots. She did tie her career high with three assists in the loss.

- Sowinski also fouled out of the game with 2:21 left. She fouled out of three games last season.

- Senior captain Jasmine Walker finished with just six points after scoring 12 and 15 in the first two games. Walker did make her presence felt on the glass, pulling down 14 rebounds, a season-high and the third highest total of her career. Her career mark is 20 against Rider last season and 17 against Quinnipiac in the NEC title game.

- The Pioneers were out rebounded for the third-straight game by double digits.

- Sophomore Katie Brown played a career high 18 minutes in the loss and chipped in with eight points, also marking a career-high.

- Senior Mary Rush made her first appearance of the season Friday night after suffering a stress fracture in her foot in the preseason. Rush played three minutes, missed a pair of three's and picked up two fouls.