Women's Basketball Looks for Third Northeast Conference Victory Against Wagner Saturday

Women's Basketball Looks for Third Northeast Conference Victory Against Wagner Saturday

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FAIRFIELD, Conn- The Sacred Heart University Women's Basketball team heads to Staten Island, N.Y. to face off against Northeast Conference Rival Wagner on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 1:00 p.m. and the game can be streamed on NEC Front Row.

OPENING TIP

  • Sacred Heart aims for its third straight NEC victory of the season as they head to Staten Island to face off against Wagner.
  • The Pioneers are facing Wagner for the 36th time in program history. SHU currently leads the series 26-9.   
  • The Pioneers are scoring an average of 71.3 points per game when the outcome was a win for the Pioneers.
  • As a team, SHU ranks second in the NEC in scoring defense (61.8) and ranks fourth in scoring offense (61.7), ninth in rebounding margin (-8.7) and sixth 3FG made/game (6.1)
  • The Pioneers as a team rank fifth in the NEC in three-point percentage as they rack up 31.6% from beyond the arc.

LEATHERWOOD BACK IN DOUBLE-FIGURES

  • Redshirt senior Candice Leatherwood had an impressive 12 point game against LIU Brooklyn on Monday night. This was the first game she has scored in double-figures since her career high 31 point performance at Lehigh on Dec. 8.
  • Leatherwood now currently averages 10.0 points per game which ranks fourth on team. 

HAGOOD MAKES THE TEAM GOOD

  • Sophomore Adrianne Hagood currently is second on team in points per game as she currentley averages 12.4 points per game.
  • Hagood tallied a career high 26 points which included five three pointers in the Pioneers win on Monday against LIU Brooklyn. She has tallied double digit scoring in the four of the past five games this season. She also tabbed a career high five made three pointers.

SHU TABS SECOND NEC VICTORY VERSUS LIU BROOKLYN

  • The Sacred Heart University Women's Basketball team earned their second Northeast Conference victory of the season as the Pioneers defeated LIU Brooklyn by a final score of 75-53.
  • Sophomore Adrianne Hagood led the way for the Pioneers as she tallied a career high 26 points going 8-17 from the field and 5-10 from beyond the arc. Two other Pioneers scored in double digits including graduate student Katherine Haines who tallied 14 points going 6-12 from the field at 2-3 from the free-throw line. Redshirt senior Candice Leatherwood nailed 12 points going 4-10 from the field and 1-5 from three point land. Sophomore Olivia Dabney also tallied a career high nine points as she went 3-4 from the field and beyond the arc.

DABNEY SCORES CAREER HIGH AGINAST LIU BROOKLYN

  • Sophomore Olivia Dabney scored a career high nine points in the 75-53 victory over LIU Brooklyn on Monday. Dabney went 3-4 from the filed while also going 3-4 from beyond the arc.   
  • Dabney also tallied a career high six rebounds in the win against LIU Brooklyn in which five came on the defensive side of the floor. 

IT'S GOOD TO BE HOME

  • The Pioneers have played two straight home-games both have led to key NEC victories first against CCSU on January 5th followed by a win against LIU Brooklyn on January 7th. Before Monday's game, SHU has spent three of the past six games on the road including a matchup with #18 Kentucky.
  • Currently the Pionners hold a home record of 4-3 while on the road SHU is 3-4. 

SCOUTING THE SEAHAWKS

  • The Seahawks are coming off their first Northeast Conference victory of the season as they defeated Central Connecticut State by a final score of 75-63. With the win the Seahawks improved to 3-10 on the year and 1-1 in NEC play.
  • Redshirt sophomore guard Taylah Simmons currently leads the team in points per game as she averages 10.9 a game. She also currently leads the team in rebounds per game as she is currently 6.1 boards a game.
  • Wagner currently ranks sixth in the NEC in scoring offense tallying 58.8 points per game while the Seahawks rank fifth in the NEC in scoring defense holding opponets to 69.5 points a game.
  • From the field, the Seahawks are led by sophomore Alayshia Dailey who is currently shooting 55.6% from the field.
  • On the defensive front Wagner is led by senior guard Naklyia Carter who averages 2.2 steals a game.
  • Opponetts are currently out-rebounding the Blackbirds 36.8 to 33.0 a game.