WBB Welcomes Saint Peter's In 2013 Conference Home Opener

Jan. 5, 2013

Game Information
Opponent Saint Peter's Peacocks
Date Sunday, January 6, 2013
Time 2:30 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md. | Reitz Arena
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The Greyhounds
• Thirteen Greyhounds have tallied points this season, while seven have reached double figures in scoring. Katie Sheahin leads the Greyhounds with 191 points, 42 assists, 28 steals, and 60 rebounds. Alyssa Sutherland follows in second with 92 points, but it is sophomre Nai Brown who is shooting a team best 54 percent from the floor. 
Nicole Krusen leads the team from the charity stripe, making 90 percent of her shots from the line.
• Rookie Tiffany Padgett had a big conference opener. The freshman center started in her first collegiate game, recording her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds  against the Fairfield Stags Friday, January 4.  
• The Greyhounds are, 0-1, in January contests. 
• In the MAAC, Loyola ranks fifth in steals recording 93 thefts in 12 games, an average of 7.8 per game.  
• The Greyhounds were picked to finish third in the MAAC pre-season coaches poll. 

Last Time Out
• Loyola fell to the Fairfield Stags, 64-54, in the conference season opener Friday, Jan. 4 at Alumni Hall. 
• Despite the ten point loss, the Greyhounds had a night of career-highs. Rookies Tiffany Padgett and Jeneh Perry posted career-high numbers, as they grabbed 10 and four rebounds, respectively. 
• Padgett made her first collegiate start, which proved the rookie center was capable of putting up big numbers, as she recorded her first career double-double, scoring ten points and ten rebounds. 
• Perry also notched two steals, a one theft approvement over her previous career-best. 
• Sophomore Nai Brown also broke her prior career-best, scoring nine points against the Stags. The guard went 4-5 from the line, connecting on one shot from behind the arc. 
• The Greyhounds and Stags scored 36 and 37 points, respectively, in the second half, but Loyola could not overcome the, 27-18, deficit of the first half. 
• The Stags’ shot a season best 90 percent from the charity stripe, making 17 of their 19 attempts. 
• Senior Katie Sheahin led the game in points with 17, while Alyssa Sutherland scored nine.  

Scouting the Peacocks
• Saint Peter’s University enters Sunday’s contest 0-12, with the latest loss over Manhattan, 73-66, in the conference home opener. 
• The Peacock’s fought back from a 20-point deficit to come within four, but could not contend with the next three Jasper points to end regulation.
• Four players finshed with double-figues, led by Kristal Edwards with 17 points. Jesika Holmes recorded her second-career double-double, with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Kaydine Bent scored 12 points, while Azizia May added 14. 
• Edwards leads the team in points, averaging 12.5 ppg, while Holmes leads with 7.3 rpg.  

Series with Saint Peter’s
• The Peacocks lead the all-time series record, 18-37, in 55 meetings over 25 years. 
• The Greyhounds are 11-14 all-time hosting the Peacocks, and 4-2 at Reitz Arena during Head Coach Joe Logan ’s tenure. 
• Last season, Loyola fell to St. Peter’s, 68-51, in Reitz Arena on Jan. 13, 2012. The Peacock victory was the first of only four conference wins for Saint Peter’s during the 2011-12 season. 
• Saint Peter’s had three players in double figures. Jynae Judson led the squad with 16 points, while Kristal Edwards added 13 and Quiana Porter had 10.
• The Peacocks lead by as many as 18 on Field Trip Day in Reitz Arena. Miriam McKenzie scored 21 points, while Kara Marshall added 14 points, and Katie Sheahin with nine. 
• Marshall grabbed a career-high seven steals hosting the Peacocks. 
• More than a month later, the Greyhounds defeated Saint Peter’s in Jersey City, N.J. on Feb. 17, 2012. 
• Marshall grabbed a career-best five rebounds, the second time the then-rookie grabbed a career-best against the Peacocks. 
• Loyola outscored Saint Peter’s, 40-27, in the second half, going 16-19 from the line, and 10-10 from the charity stripe in the final two minutes of action. 
• Four Greyhounds scored in double figures. Marshall led the way with 14 points, Sheahin added 12, Alyssa Sutherland with 10, and Nicole Krusen led the bench with 11. 

Up Next
• Loyola heads to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to take on the reigning MAAC Champions Marist College Red Foxes Friday, Jan. 11, for a 7 p.m. matchup

Women In Sports Day
• The team will host Women in Sports Day Sunday, Feb. 24 from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
• Girls throughout the community may tour Reitz Arena and participate in a multitude of activities before watching the team take on Marist College for a 2 p.m. tipoff. After the game, spectators may come to the court and get autographs from a number of Greyhound female athletes, including the women’s basketball team. 

Loyola vs. The MAAC
• Loyola is currently ranked sixth in the MAAC, going 0-1 in 2013 conference play. 
• Loyola was picked to finish third in the MAAC preseason coaches poll. The Greyhounds finished only 16 points behind Niagara University. In a unanimous vote, the seven-time defending champion Marist College Red Foxes took first.  
The Greyhounds went 9-9 in conference play last season, notching a 6-3 record against teams when playing them for a second time.
• Marist was the only team that swept Loyola during the regular-season. The Greyhounds split with every other team besides Siena, who they beat in both meetings.
• The Greyhounds are 189-194 all-time against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents, including 69-59 under Head Coach Joe Logan .
• Logan has the most wins of any Loyola head coach in program history against conference opponents.
• The Greyhounds are 115-79 at home against the MAAC, including 38-25 under Logan.
• The Greyhounds are 78-112 on the road against the MAAC, including 31-33 under Logan.

Shining Sheahin
• Senior Katie Sheahin leads the Greyhounds on the scoreboard, averaging 15.9 points per game, and scoring a season-best 25 points against Army on Dec. 10, 2012.
• Sheahin matched her career best twice this season, going 8-8 from the charity stripe against No. 5 Maryland on Nov. 11, 2012 and Army on Dec. 10, 2012.
• The guard enters her final season as the MAAC Preseason Player of the Year, earning a spot on the preseason conference first team. 
• Sheahin led the Greyhounds in scoring last season, totaling 453 points for an average of 15.1 per game. She was the fourth player in Greyhound history to average more than 15 points per game since 1990, joining Patty Stoffey, Lynn Albert and former teammate Miriam McKenzie.
• In 2012, Sheahin also led the team in steals with 102, the second most in a single season in Loyola history, as well as assists with 93, and blocks with 34.
• She ranks third all-time at Loyola with 103 career blocks and was one of the top guards in the country last season, at 1.1 blocks per game. She finished the 2011-12 season ranked fourth in the MAAC.
• Last season, she scored in double figures in 11-straight games to end the year.
• Over that stretch, Sheahin averaged 16.4 points per game to go with 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 steals.
• Sheahin scored 20-plus points three times last season, including back-to-back games against George Washington and American. She tied her career-high with 28 points at George Washington.
• This season Sheahin looks to break her 20-plus point game record, as the senior guard already recorded two-20-plus point games, both against Patriot League teams. 

New Kids on the Block
• All five freshmen made their collegiate debut in the season opener against the Hartford Hawks Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. 
Diana Logan was the first rookie to score double digits against UMBC Nov. 17, 2012. The guard went 4-8 from the field, connecting on one basket from downtown. Three weeks later, Logan would record a repeat performance, posting 10 points against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks. 
• Center Tiffany Padgett scored a double-double in the conference season opener, as the freshman recorded 10 points and 10 rebounds in 31 minutes of action. The Laurel, Md., native was the first rookie to record a double-double during the 2012-13 season. 
• The freshmen class has played 428 minutes, scoring 98 points in 12 games. 

Conference Opener Opens Doors
• Despite a loss in the conference season opener January 4th against the Fairfield University Stags, three Greyhounds posted career-high numbers in Alumni Hall. 
• Rookie Tiffany Padgett scored her first career double-double in the first collegiate start of her career. The center earned a spot on the starting lineup and proved to be an asset, recording ten points and ten rebounds. The Laurel, Md., native went 5-9 from the floor.
• Fellow classmate Jeneh Perry grabbed a career-best four boards against the Stags on their home court. The freshman also recorded two thefts, one better than her previous career-high. 
• Sophomore Nai Brown led the bench in points, tabbing a career-best nine points for the Greyhounds. The guard went 4-5 from the field, connecting on one shot from behind the arc.

Checking the List Twice
• Senior guard Katie Sheahin was named the 2011-12 MAAC Defensive Player of the Year, as voted on by the league’s coaches.
• It was the second-straight year Sheahin earned the honor, becoming just the second player in conference history to be named Defensive Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons.
• In 2011-12, Sheahin led the conference with 3.4 steals per game, recording 102 total thefts, the second-most in school history.
• She also ranked fourth in blocks at 1.1 per game, turning back 34 last season.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Katie Sheahin scored her 1,000th career point against Iona on Feb. 10, 2012, becoming the 20th player in Greyhound history to reach the achievement.
• It was the second season in a row that the Greyhounds had a junior reach the 1,000-point mark after Miriam McKenzie did so in 2010-11.

Home Sweet Home
• The Greyhounds are 3-1 at Reitz Arena this year.
• Head coach Joe Logan has led the team to 34-33 on the home hardwood.

Marshall Madness 
Kara Marshall is third on the team in points, averaging 7.3 ppg in the 2012-13 season. 
• The sophomore guard earned 2012 preseason All-MAAC second team honors, in only her second year as a Greyhound.  
• Marshall finished her rookie year ranked second on the Loyola All-Time Freshman scoring list with 329 points last season. Only Patty Stoffey scored more points as a freshman at Loyola with 443 in the 1991-92 season.
• Marshall finished the 2011-12 season ranked ninth in the MAAC in conference games at 13.0 points per game, and ranked second among freshman overall in scoring at 11.0 points per game. Overall, she ranked first in the conference among freshmen in steals (2.0 per game) and third in 3-point field goals made (1.5).
• The 5-8 guard earned a spot on the 2011-12 All-MAAC Rookie team.

Cruisin’ Down the Hardwood
• Junior Nicole Krusen recorded her first career double-double against UMBC Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. The guard posted 15 points and 10 boards, going 5-8 from behind the arc. 
• The junior guard leads the Greyhounds in shots from the line, connecting on nine of 10 shots from the charity stripe this season. 
• Krusen led the Loyola reserves last season with 3.9 points per game. The six-foot guard connected on 31-of-90 3-point attempts in 2011-12, leading the team at 34.4-percent.   

Moving Forward
• In the post, the Greyhounds are led by Alyssa Sutherland and Nneka Offodile , averaging 7.7 and 4.3 points per game, respectively. 
• Sutherland averages 4.6 boards, and is currently third on the tream in rebounds. Sutherland scored double-digits in three-consecutive games recording six assists and three blocks in those contests. 
• Offodile ranks second on the team in rebounds, averaging 4.8 boards per game. The junior forward ties the team-season-record with 10 rebounds against Howard, while fellow fellow teammates Nicole Krusen (11/17/12 at UMBC) and Tiffany Padgett (1/4/13 at Fairfield) also grabbed ten rebounds during a single contest. 

Front of the Line
Nicole Krusen leads the Greyhounds from the line, going 9-10, or 90 percent. Senior Alyssa Sutherland follows close behind, going 73 percent from the charity stripe.
• Sheahin went 8-8 fom the line twice this season (vs. Maryland and Army), a rematch of her career-high. 
• On Dec. 10, the Greyhounds shot a season-best 87 percent from the free-throw-line, making 13 of their 15 attempts. 
• In 2011-12, the Greyhounds finished fourth in the MAAC, hitting 72.0-percent (391-of-543) of their free-throw attempts.
• The percentage ranked as the fifth-highest single-season team percentage in Loyola history.

Double Trouble
Katie Sheahin started the 2012-13 season where she ended last season. 
• Offensively, the senior posted double figures for the first five games of the 2012-13 season. 
• Sheahin recorded a season-best 25 points against the Army Black Knights, on Dec. 10 in Christl Arena.  The senior grabbed her ninth-career 20-plus point game. 
• Last season, Sheahin scored in double figures in 11-straight games to end the year.
• Over that stretch, Sheahin averaged 16.4 points per game to go with 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 steals.

Not Your Average Joe
• Head coach Joe Logan enters his eighth season at the helm for the Greyhounds, with a 114-112 career record. He has led Loyola to two MAAC Title games, and a WNIT invitation in 2009.
• Logan became the all-time winningest coach in Loyola women’s basketball history with a, 67-54, win at Siena on January 7, 2012. 
• Logan has led Loyola to two 20-plus win seasons in his tenure, including tying a program record with 21 wins in 2010-11.
• Logan is assisted by Alisha Mosley , Jill Glessner , Keith Booth , and Director of Basketball Operations Erica DiClemente .