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Siena Visits Reitz For Women's Basketball Matinee

Jan. 14, 2012

Game Information
Opponent Siena Saints
Date Sunday, January 15, 2012
Time 2:00 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md. | Reitz Arena
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Game Info

  • The Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team plays its sixth game in the last 13 days as the Greyhounds host Siena College on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m.
  • This is the second meeting between the Saints and the Greyhounds in the last eight days, with Loyola winning in Loudonville, N.Y., 67-54, on Jan. 7.
  • The Greyhounds have won the last four meetings with the Saints, including the last two at Reitz Arena.

Scouting the Saints

  • Siena enters Saturday 4-10 overall and 2-3 in the MAAC.
  • The Saint snapped a three-game losing streak last time out, beating Niagara, 62-49, at home on Friday night.
  • Lily Grenci led Siena with 19 points and nine rebounds, while Cristina Centento added 18 points, 12 coming from the foul line.
  • The Saints are led by Grenci, who is averaging 14.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
  • Preseason All-MAAC selections Centeno and Maja Gerlying are second and third  in scoring respectfully. Centeno is averaging 11.6 points while leading the team with 48 assists. Gerlying averages 10.9 points and has hit a team-best 20 3-pointers.

Series with Siena

  • This marks the 50th meeting all-time between the Greyhounds and the Saints, with Siena holding a 27-22 advantage.
  • Three of Loyola's wins have come in the MAAC Championship, putting the Greyhounds' regular-season record at 19-27 against Siena.
  • The Greyhounds are 8-5 against the Saints under head coach Joe Logan and have won four-straight over the Saints. 
  • The Greyhounds have won two-straight over the Saints at Reitz Arena and are 12-10 all-time at home.

Loyola vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

  • The Greyhounds are 181-179 all-time against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents, including 61-52 under Head Coach Joe Logan.
  • Logan has the most wins of any Loyola head coach in program history against conference opponents.
  • The Greyhounds are 106-57 at home against the MAAC, including 33-24 under Logan.
  • Loyola went 7-2 at home in conference play last season, but have lost four-straight regular-season conference home games including the first three this season.

Last Time They Met

  • Loyola defeated Siena, 67-54, just over a week ago in Loudonville, N.Y.
  • The win gave head coach Joe Logan his 101st career win, making him the all-time winningest coach in Greyhound history, passing Patty Coyle who finished with 100 wins.
  • The trio of Miriam McKenzie, Kara Marshall and Katie Sheahin combined for 54 points on 22-for-40 shooting from the floor. McKenzie had 19 points to lead the team, while Marshall had 18 and Sheahin finished with 17.
  • Lily Grenci led Siena with a double-double, scoring 17 points and snatching 11 rebounds.
  • Loyola used a 19-3 run in the first half to build a 19-point lead and never looked back. The Greyhounds led by as many as 21 in the game.

Up Next

  • Loyola hits the road to take on MAAC Preseason favorite Marist on Friday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU.

Last Time Out

  • The Greyhounds lost their sixth game in their last seven tries, falling to Saint Peter's, 68-51, on Monday afternoon.
  • More than 950 students and chaperones attended the game as part of Loyola's annual Field Trip Day.
  • The Peahens led from start to finish in the contest, jumping out to a 12-2 advantage and leading by as many as 18.
  • Miriam McKenzie got Loyola within two in the first half, but the Greyhounds could only come as close as seven in the second.
  • Loyola tied a team record with 18 steals in the game. Kara Marshall led the team with seven steals, becoming the fifth player in Greyhound history to have seven or more steals in a game. 
  • Miriam McKenzie led Loyola with 21 points, while Marshall contributed 14.
  • Three Peahens were in double figures, led by Jynae Judson's 16.

If The Greyhounds Win...

  • They would avoid going 1-5 to open conference play for the first time since 2001-02 when the team started 1-7.
  • Loyola would have won five-straight against Siena including three-straight in Reitz Arena.
  • It would be the first conference home win of the season for Loyola and break a four-game conference home losing streak.

Welcome To The Club

  • Senior guard Miriam McKenzie is three rebounds away from becoming just the 4th player in Greyhound history to collect 1,200 points and 600 rebounds in a career.
  • McKenzie is the first player to accomplish the feat since Katie Scherle, who finished her career with 1,079 points and 623 rebounds in 2006.
  • McKenzie currently stands sixth all-time with 1,200 points and 12th all-time with 597 rebounds.
  • The senior has the potential to be just the fifth player in Loyola history to graduate in the top-10 in points and rebounding.

Stealing the Show

  • Junior guard Katie Sheahin enters action this week ranked 14th in the nation and first in the MAAC, averaging 3.5 steals per game.
  • Sheahin has recorded a steal in 27-straight games and in 71 of her 74 career appearances. Her last time without a steal was on Feb. 6, 2011 at Saint Peter's
  • Sheahin notched her 59th multi-steal game against Rider when she tallied three. She has 11-straight multi-steal games
  • The Brookeville, Md., native set a career high with eight steals at Pittsburgh. It was the fifth time in her career that Sheahin had seven-plus steals in a game. She ranks first in Loyola history, averaging 3.1 steals per game and is third on the all-time career steals list with 221.

Dynamic Duo

  • Senior guard Miriam McKenzie and junior guard Katie Sheahin have carried the Greyhound offense through the first 15 games, with McKenzie leading the team at 14.8 points per game and Sheahin second at  14.6 points.
  • The pair are the only set of teammates to rank in the top-five in the conference in scoring. McKenzie ranks third and Sheahin ranks fourth.
  • Sheahin is also ninth in rebounds (5.9), eighth in assists (3.2), first in steals (3.4), seventh in 3-point field goals made (1.8) and third in blocks (1.1).
  • McKenzie is third in rebounds (7.8), fourth in field goal percentage (.451) , 10th in free throw percentage (.736) and third in steals (2.2)

Roaring 20s

  • Senior guard Miriam McKenzie has scored 21 points in each of her last two games at Rider and vs. Saint Peter's.
  • Over her last three contests, McKenzie is averaging 20.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists while shooting 55.6-percent from the floor.

Close Calls

  • 10 of Loyola's first 16 games have been decided by eight points or less. Loyola is 4-6 in those contests.
  • In each those ten games, the contest was within one posession heading into the final minute of play.
  • Loyola owns a 5-1 record in games when leading with five minutes remaining. The team is 0-10 in games when trailing with five minutes remaining.

Hot Streak

  • Junior Katie Sheahin had her eight-game double figures scoring streak snapped against Saint Peter's on Jan. 13.
  • Sheahin, averaged 19.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.3 steals the eight-game stretch

Can't Make it to the Game?

  • Beginning this season, Loyola University Maryland will offer free video of most home athletic events for the 2011-12 season.
  • Loyola will partner with Stretch Internet to provide the content. The department also will continue to offer free audio of games, and it will provide live stats through the Stretch Internet portal.
  • Loyola games that are being broadcast will be available on a variety of smart phones. 
  • Loyola will broadcast all non-televised home men's and women's basketball contests.

Follow Women's Basketball on Twitter and Facebook

  • Keep up with Loyola women's basketball on Facebook and Twitter. Like Loyola University Maryland women's basketball on Facebook (www.facebook.com/wbbloyola) and following us on Twitter (@LoyolaWBB). You can also follow Coach Joe Logan on Twitter (@CoachJoeLogan).