Feb. 14, 2012
|Opponent||Saint Peter's Peahens|
|Date||Friday, February 17, 2012|
|Location||Jersey City, N.J.|Yanitelli Center|
|Online Media||Free Audio| Video|Live Stats|
|Game Notes||Game Notes|
- The Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team takes its five-game winning streak on the road as the Greyhounds battle the Saint Peter's College Peahens at 7 p.m. on Friday.
- Loyola finished up a four-game homestand with a perfect 4-0 mark, giving the Greyhounds a five-game winning streak overall.
- It is the sixth time in head coach Joe Logan's seven seasons that the Greyhounds have had a winning streak of at least five games in a season. Loyola has won six of its last seven games and seven of the last nine.
- The Greyhounds begin the weekend in third place in the MAAC.
- Miriam McKenzie was named MAAC Player of the Week for the second time this season and fifth time in her career on Feb. 13.
Scouting the Peahens
- The Peahens broke a seven-game losing skid last time out as they defeated Canisius, 66-51, on Friday at the Yanitelli Center.
- After going winless in non-conference play, the Peahens have won three games in the MAAC, including wins over Rider, Loyola and Canisius.
- Jynae Judson leads Saint Peter's with a 13.4 points per game average along with 6.0 rebounds. Quiana Porter is the leading rebounder at 6.2 per game while also contributing 7.7 points.
- Saint Peter's ranks first in the MAAC in both rebound margin (+0.1) and blocks per game (4.0).
Series with Saint Peter's
- This is the 56th meeting between the Greyhounds and the Peahens, with Saint Peter's holding a 38-17 advantage all-time.
- The teams have played 45 times in the MAAC regular-season, with Loyola going 15-30 in those games.
- The Greyhounds are 4-18 on the road in MAAC regular-season games against Saint Peter's and 4-19 overall on the road.
- Under head coach Joe Logan, the Greyhounds 7-6 against the Peahens including 3-3 in Jersey City.
- Saint Peter's has won each of the last two meetings and three of the last four. Loyola has won each of the last two games at the Yanitelli Center.
Loyola vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
- The Greyhounds are 192-188 all-time against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents, including 68-54 under Head Coach Joe Logan.
- Logan has the most wins of any Loyola head coach in program history against conference opponents.
- The Greyhounds are 77-110 on the road against the MAAC, including 30-30 under Logan.
Last Time They Met
- The Peahens led from start to finish against the Greyhounds and took home a, 68-51, victory at Reitz Arena on Jan. 13.
- The Greyhounds came within two of Saint Peter's early in the contest after an 11-3 run put the score at 15-13 with 9:29 left in the first half.
- The Peahens pushed the lead to double digits before halftime and led by as many as 18 in the second half.
- Jynae Judson led Saint Peter's with 16, while Kristal Edwards added 13 and Quiana Porter had 10.
- Miriam McKenzie led the Greyhounds with 21 points and eight rebounds while Kara Marshall had 14 points and seven steals. Loyola tied a team record with 18 steals in the game.
- The Greyhounds forced Saint Peter's into 24 turnovers, the most for a Loyola opponent this season.
- The Greyhounds continue their road trip as they take on Iona for the second time in nine days on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Last Time Out
- Miriam McKenzie scored eight of her game-high 18 points in the final 3:20 as the Greyhounds won their fifth-straight game, beating Fairfield, 55-48, on Sunday afternoon.
- The Greyhounds went 18-of-21 from the free-throw line, including eight-of-eight in the final minute to close out the victory.
- Katie Sheahin added 13 points while Nneka Offodile and Kara Marshall each had nine.
If The Greyhounds Win...
- Loyola would have a six-game winning streak, which is tied for the second longest in head coach Joe Logan's tenure.
- It would be Loyola's third-straight win at the Yanitelli Center.
- The Greyhounds would win just their second night game of the season.
- Loyola would improve to 6-0 when playing teams for the second time this season.
Coming Up Clutch
- The Greyhounds have been an excellent free-throw shooting team in the final five minutes of games, going 130-for-170 (76.5-percent) from the charity stripe.
- During the teams current five-game winning streak, Loyola has closed out games by shooting 89.1-percent (41-of-46) from the free-throw line in the final five minutes.
- The Greyhounds went 8-of-8 from the line against Fairfield in the final minute in the team's last contest.
More MAAC Honors
- Senior guard Miriam McKenzie was named MAAC Player of the Week for the second time this season and fifth-time in her career.
- McKenzie averaged 20.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in wins over Iona and Fairfield. She has a game-high 22 points to go with 11 rebounds vs. Iona, and followed that with a game-high 18 against Fairfield.
- McKenzie is the fourth-straight Greyhound to earn MAAC honors. The senior started the run by being named Player of the Week on Jan. 22, followed by back-to-back Rookie of the Week honors for Kara Marshall.
- Katie Sheahin also earned a Player of the Week honor this season on Dec. 19.
Stealing the Show
- Junior guard Katie Sheahin passed Lorrie Schenning (1986-1990) to become the all-time career steals leader at Loyola after having four against Iona. She has 257 in her career.
- The junior has 88 steals this season, the second-most in a single season in Loyola history. Sheahin owns the single-season school record of 118 steals set in 2010-11.
- Sheahin is currently ranked 9th in the nation and first in the MAAC, averaging 3.5 steals per game this season.
- The junior has recorded a steal in 36-straight games and in 80 of her 83 career appearances. Her last time without a steal was on Feb. 6, 2011 at Saint Peter's
- Sheahin notched her 67th multi-steal game against Fairfield when she had three. She has 20-straight multi-steal games
Sheahin Reaches 1,000
- Katie Sheahin scored her 1,000th career point against Iona on Feb. 10, becoming the 20th player in Greyhound history to reach the plateau.
- It is the second season in a row that the Greyhounds have had a junior reach the 1,000-point mark after Miriam McKenzie did it last season.
- Freshman guard Kara Marshall has scored in double figures in 10 of her last 12 games.
- Marshall is averaging 16.2 points on 43.8-percent shooting while hitting 37.8-percent of her 3-point attempts over the last 12 games and has eclipsed the 20-point plateau three times in the last six games.
- Marshall ranks fifth in the MAAC in conference games at 14.4 points per game.
- Overall, she ranks first in the conference among freshmen in steals (2.1 per game) and free-throw percentage (81.9-percent), and second in scoring (11.4 points per game) and 3-point field goals made (1.6).
- The Greyhounds are on their longest winning streak of the season, winning each of their last five games.
- Loyola is averaging 66.0 points per game during the stretch with three players averaging double figures: Kara Marshall (17.8), Katie Sheahin (15.8) and Miriam McKenzie (15.6).
- The Greyhounds hae been impressive on the boards, outrebounding opponents by an average of 35.8 to 28.6.
Second Time Around
- Head coach Joe Logan is 33-17 (.660) in his career when facing MAAC teams for the second time in a season, including 5-0 this year with wins over Siena, Manhattan, Niagara and Canisius.
- The Greyhounds are 10-5 in afternoon games this season compared to just 1-8 when playing at night.
- Loyola averages 61.3 points per game while shooting 41.2-percent from the floor when tipping off in the afternoon.
- At night the squad is scoring 53.9 points per game and hitting on just 33.7-percent of its attempts from the floor and posting a 3-8 record.
Career Day For Sutherland
- Junior forward Alyssa Sutherland had a career game at Niagara, scoring a career-high 18 points on six-of-nine shooting while hitting all five of her free-throw attempts.
- Sutherland also grabbing seven rebounds and handed out five assists.
- Loyola is 7-0 in Sunday games this season, with an average margin of vcitory of 9.8 points per game.
- The Greyhounds are averaging 58.7 points while allowing just 48.9 points on Sundays. The team is shooting 42.1-percent in those games and 80.3-percent from the free-throw line.
- Loyola ranks first in the MAAC in conference games at 11.8 steals per game as a team.
- The Greyhounds own the top three spots in the conference individually, with Katie Sheahin first at 3.4, Alyssa Sutherland second at 2.6 and Kara Marshall third at 2.6.
- Loyola's guard trio of Kara Marshall, Miriam McKenzie and Katie Sheahin have provided most of the offense for the Greyhounds this season, accounting for 977 of the team's 1,459 (67.0-percent) total points.
- They are the only three teammates to rank in the top five in the MAAC in scoring in conference games only. McKenzie is third at 15.2, Sheahin is fourth at 14.9 and Marshall is fifth at 14.4.
- The combo are the top-three on the team in steals as well, accounting for 187 of Loyola's 267 steals (70.0-percent).
- The three are averaging 40.8 points per game while shooting 39.1-percent from the floor.
- Senior guard Miriam McKenzie and junior guard Katie Sheahin became the first set of Greyhound teammates to record a double-double in the same game at Marist on Jan. 20, 2012.
- McKenzie finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds while Sheahin had 16 points and 11 boards.
- McKenzie has had back-to-back double-doubles, after scoring 25 points and grabbing 10 rebounds at Manhattan.
Welcome To The Club
- Senior guard Miriam McKenzie became just the 4th player in Greyhound history to collect 1,200 points and 600 rebounds in her career.
- McKenzie is the first player to accomplish the feat since Mary Anne Kirsch, who finished her career with 1,306 points and 899 rebounds in 1999.
- McKenzie currently stands fifth all-time with 1,315 points and eighth all-time with 669 rebounds.
- The senior will graduate as just the fifth player in Loyola history to rank in the top-10 in points and rebounding.
Not Your Average Joe
- Head coach Joe 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 last season.
It's a Block Party
- Katie Sheahin has had three blocks four times this season, the last time coming against Iona.
- She ranks fifth all-time at Loyola with 88 career blocks and is one of the top guards in the country at 1.1 blocks per game. She currently ranks fourth in the MAAC.
- Senior guard Miriam McKenzie and junior guard Katie Sheahin have carried the Greyhound offense through the first 24 games, with McKenzie leading the team at 14.8 points per game and Sheahin second at 14.6.
- 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 eighth in rebounds (6.1), seventh in assists (3.2), first in steals (3.5), eighth in 3-point field goals made (1.6) and fourth in blocks (1.1).
- McKenzie is second in rebounds (8.1) and fourth in steals (2.1).
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