Dec. 17, 2006
Sacred Heart vs. Albany Post Game Notes
In the second of three meetings with the America East Conference, the Pioneers are now 1-1 this season after Sunday's loss at Albany. SHU beat Binghamton on the road in the second game of the season and will host Stony Brook on December 28th. SHU is now 4-6 all-time versus America East.
Albany cut the Pioneers lead in the all-time series to 7-5. The Great Danes hold a 2-1 edge in the three meetings that have taken place during both school's tenure in Division I. The home team has won all three meetings.
Senior Kerri Burke returned to the starting line-up for the first time since the Brown game on November 21st. Burke missed three games with a back injury and returned last Saturday against Saint Francis (PA). Burke played 30 minutes in the Albany loss and finished with nine points, five assists and three steals.
Burke's five assists ties her season-high and moves her into third place on the all-time career assist list with 329 (ties her with Jessica Bresnahan, 95-99).
Senior Jasmine Walker posted her second double double this season and the 18th of her career scoring 11 points with 11 rebounds in the loss. Walker's 11 rebounds gives her 692 for her career, moving her past Brooke Kelly ('99-'03) into fifth place on the all-time list.
Sophomore Kaitlin Sowkinski found double digits for the seventh straight game scoring 11 points.
The Pioneers shot just 17.2% (5-29) in the first half at Albany, marking a season-low mark in the first half. Their 29.2% (19-65) for the game was the second lowest shooting percentage this season. Their season-low was 28.1% (18-64) at Boston College in the season opener.
SHU forced 24 turnovers in the game, scoring 17 points off the Albany miscues, all in the second half. UAlbany had 12 turnovers in the second half.
Senior Amanda Pape scored 16 points but needed to take 22 shots, hitting seven, to do it. Pape's 22 field goal attempts and four three-point attempts are both career-high marks.