Pioneers Go Head-To-Head with Fairleigh Dickinson Sunday on Senior Day

Pioneers Go Head-To-Head with Fairleigh Dickinson Sunday on Senior Day

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Sacred Heart University women's basketball team (12-16, 8-9) hosts Fairleigh Dickinson (15-13, 7-10) Sunday, March 4 at the Pitt Center. Prior to tip-off, senior Tykera Carter will be honored. Senior Day shirts will be distributed to fans.

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All-time series…

SHU leads the all-time series with Fairleigh Dickinson 28-5 and split outcomes with the Knights last season picking up a 58-56 loss on the front end but stealing an overtime 68-60 victory in the second 2016-17 meeting. Earlier this year, SHU fell 69-59.

Pioneers last time out…

SHU beat visiting LIU Brooklyn, 63-43, Monday evening at the Pitt Center. The win clinched a tourney berth for the Pioneers.

The game was tightly contested through the first three quarters with SHU edging the foe for the vast majority. The Blackbirds did open up a three-point lead at the 6:44 mark of the third quarter, their largest all game, but paled in comparison to the Pioneers' 22-point advantage at the fourth quarter's 1:30 mark prior to the host resting on a 20-point margin of victory.

Knights last time out…

FDU dropped its final home game of the regular season Monday evening at the Rothman Center, falling to St. Francis Brooklyn by a final score of 58-45.

The Knights offense was slow to get going out of the gate, going 0-8 from the field for almost the entire first quarter until an Amina Markovic layup with 1:51 in the opening frame helped juice the FDU offense.  Despite their struggles from the field, the Knights knocked down 6-8 from the free-throw line to keep things close. 

Despite trailing 33-16 at the half, FDU came out firing to start the third quarter, carrying that momentum with them the rest of the game and outscoring the Terriers 29 25 over the final two frames.

The Knights turned the ball over 25 times Monday evening, and the Terriers scored 26 points off of those giveaways.  FDU shot 36.6% (15-41) from the field, including going 6-18 from beyond the three-point arc.  Madelynn Comly and Kamrin Weimer each finished with a pair of triples. 

Earlier this year…

On January 20, after leading for a large majority of the first quarter, SHU saw its control shift as Fairleigh Dickinson grabbed an advantage moments into the second. The Knights worked up their largest lead prior to the intermission before putting the Pioneers away, 69-59, Saturday afternoon at Stratis Arena.

Katherine Haines sparked the Pioneers early momentum registering nine first-quarter points as SHU gripped a two-point lead following the first 10 minutes.

Erin Storck drilled a trey to commence the second-half of play, 18-13, but Elisa Graham would not only answer but provide the go-ahead long-ball that moved FDU in front for good 2:32 into the period, 19-18. 

A heave from an open Natalie Zamora on the outside wing at 2:48 granted the Knights their largest advantage of the contest as the hosts pinned an 11-point deficit to SHU. Zamora's launch from far marked the third make from behind the arc and the fifth of the quarter, as the Pioneers struggled to contain the hosts' shot from distance. As a result, FDU finished on 47.4-percent shooting for the afternoon negating any hints of rhythm SHU displayed for the duration of the contest.

Senior sendoff…

Lone senior guard Tykera Carter will be honored prior to tip-off. The Alexandria, Virginia product has amassed over 600 points in a Pioneers' jersey, registering 326 tallies in her senior campaign alone.

She has hit 212 shots including 86 from behind the arc. Carter is performing at 77.6-percent at the stripe, has 100 assists, 215 rebounds, and 89 steals to date.