Women's Basketball Looks To Capitalize On Afternoon Success

Jan. 12, 2013

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Opponent Rider Broncs
Date Sunday, January 13, 2013
Time 4 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md. | Reitz Arena
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The Greyhounds
• All 14 Greyhounds have tallied points this season, while seven have reached double figures in scoring. Katie Sheahin leads the Greyhounds with 200 points, 47 assists, 31 steals, and 73 rebounds. Alyssa Sutherland follows in second with 104 points, shooting a team-high 44 percent from the floor.
Nicole Krusen leads the team from the charity stripe, making 90 percent of her shots from the line. The junior leads the program shooting 86 percent at the free-throw line.
• Loyola boasts a 6-0 record when outshooting its foe .
• When holding opponents to less than 60 points, the Greyhounds are 6-2. 
• In the MAAC, Loyola ranks fourth in steals recording 20 thefts in 2 games, an average of 10.0 per game.  
• Loyola is holding its MAAC competitors to 36 percent from the floor, and 25 percent from behind the arc. 
• The Greyhounds were picked to finish third in the MAAC pre-season coaches poll. 

Last Time Out
• The Greyhounds fell to 1-2 in the MAAC, after loosing to Marist 67-38 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Friday, Jan. 11. 
• The Red Foxes held Loyola to 25 percent from the field, a season-low for the team.
• Loyola only connected on three shots from behind the arc, another season-low for the Greyhounds. 
Nai Brown and Nicole Krusen were the only Greyhounds to connect on their shots from downtown. 
• Rookie Diana Logan led the Greyhounds with ten points, her third double-digit score of the season. 
• Senior Alyssa Sutherland grabbed a team-best five boards, while freshman Tiffany Padgett was close behind with four. 
• Friday night’s game was the second time during the 2012-13 season the Greyhounds have been held to less than 40 points, the first game was against Howard on Nov. 28, when Loyola lost to the Bison 40-37. 
• MAAC Preseason Player of the Year, Katie Sheahin, went scoreless against the Red Foxes for the first time in her collegiate career. 

Scouting the Broncs
• Rider University enters Sunday’s contest, 6-8, with the latest loss over Canisius, 51-50, in the third game of conference play. 
• The Broncs had a chance to win the game in the last possession, but a Canisius block led Rider to their second conference loss of the season. 
• This season, the Broncs have played in two games that ended in one-point differential. In those contests Rider is 0-2, loosing by one point to Central Connecticut State and Canisius College. 
• Rider leads the MAAC in scoring defense, averaging 51.3 points per game.
• MyNeshia McKenzie leads the Broncs with 13.9 ppg, 9.2 rpg, and 22 steals. Sironda Chambers follows in a close second with 13.7 ppg. Both guards have started in all 14 contests for Rider. 

Series with Rider
• The Greyhounds lead the series, 30-9, in 39 contests over the past 20 years. 
• At home, Loyola has not lost a game since 2002, when the Broncs defeated the Greyhounds, 71-69, in Reitz Arena. 
• Last season, the two teams split the contests winning on their home courts, as Rider defeated Loyola 67-61, and the Greyhounds beat the Broncs 71-57 in Reitz Arena. 
• In the 30th series win, sophomore Kara Marshal posted her career-best 28 points, while Katie Sheahin added 19. 

Up Next
• The Greyhounds hit the road for a two-game road swing, traveling to Manhattan University Jan. 18, and Siena College two days later on the 20th.  

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 1-2 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 190-195 all-time against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents, including 70-60 under Head Coach Joe Logan .
• Logan has the most wins of any Loyola head coach in program history against conference opponents.
• The Greyhounds are 116-79 at home against the MAAC, including 39-25 under Logan.
• The Greyhounds are 78-113 on the road against the MAAC, including 31-34 under Logan.

Shining Sheahin
• Senior Katie Sheahin leads the Greyhounds on the scoreboard, averaging 14.3 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 ( 11/11/12) and Army (12/10/12).
• 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.
• 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 season record, as the 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 529 minutes, scoring 128 points in 14 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.

Toeing the Line
• During the non-conference schedule, the Hounds averaged 14.8 free throws per game. Already in MAAC play, the Greyhounds have averaged 24.6 free-throw attempts per contest. In those games, Loyola made 33 of its 57 attempts. 

She’s Making the List...and Checking it 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.

Home Sweet Home
• The Greyhounds are 4-1 at Reitz Arena this year.
• Head coach Joe Logan has led the team to 35-33 on the home hardwood.

And the Award Goes To...
Katie Sheahin was the first Greyhound to receive MAAC weekly honors during the 2012-13 season. The senior guard was awarded player of the week Dec. 17, 2012, after recording a season-high 25 points against Army in Christl Arena. 

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 leads the Greyhounds in shots from the line, connecting on nine of 10 attempts 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 7.4 and 4.1 points per game, respectively. 
• Sutherland averages 4.6 boards, and is currently second on the tream in rebounds. Sutherland scored double-digits in three-consecutive games recording six assists and three blocks in those contests. 
• Offodile ranks third on the team in rebounds, averaging 4.5 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. Freshman Diana Logan follows close behind at .783 from the charity stripe.
Katie 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 Digit Divas
• Seven Greyhounds have tabbed double-digit points this season, scoring a combined 653 points . 
Katie Sheahin started the 2012-13 season where she ended last season. The senior scored in double-figures in 11-straight games to end the 2011-12 season. This year Sheahin posted double figures for the first five games, ten total during her final season. 
• Two rookies scored in double figures, including Diana Logan who scored 10 points after only two collegiate contests. Tiffany Padgett was the first freshman to record a double-double in the conference season opener at Fairfield University.
• Forwards Alyssa Sutherland and Nneka Offodile recorded double figures for the Greyhounds, while guard Kara Marshall recorded 14 and 13 points this season.  
• Junior Nicole Krusen scored double-digits thanks to her strength behind the arc, shooting 5-plus three-pointers at UMBC, and 12 points off four-threes agaisnt Saint Peter’s. 

Not Your Average Joe
• Head coach Joe Logan enters his eighth season at the helm for the Greyhounds, with a 115-113 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 .

Keep Your Eyes and Ears Open
• Once again throughout the 2012-13 season, all home games will be broadcast free of charge at “Hounds Unleashed”, and available for viewing on computers and most mobile devices. Fans can listen to the actoin online, as Brady Seabolt provides commentary during those home contests. 
• At away games, fans can keep up-to-date with the latest action and stats online and through select mobile devices.