Women's Basketball Hosts Marist For Women In Sports Day

Feb. 23, 2013

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Opponent Marist Red Foxes
Date Sunday, February 24, 2013
Time 3 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md. | Reitz Arena
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The Greyhounds
• All 13 Greyhounds have tallied points this season, while eight have reached double figures in scoring. Katie Sheahin leads Loyola with 343 points, 148 rebounds, 72 assists, and 65 steals. Alyssa Sutherland follows in second with 198 points. 
Nneka Offodile and Nai Brown lead the team from the floor, shooting a team-high 47 percent.
Nicole Krusen leads the team from behind the arc, making a team-high 44 shots from downtown, setting a school record of seven three-point field goals in one contest.
• Loyola boasts a 9-3 record when outshooting its foe.
• When scoring more points off turnovers, the Greyhounds are 6-2. 
• In the MAAC, Loyola is third in defensive rebounds recorded, grabbing 375 boards in 15 games, an average of 25.0. 
• Loyola is holding its MAAC competitors to 37 percent from the floor, and 30 percent from behind the arc. 
• The Greyhounds were picked to finish third in the MAAC pre-season coaches poll. 

Last Time Out
• The Greyhounds dropped their thirteenth road game of the season, as the Iona College Gaels rallied past Loyola, 67-61, in the Hynes Athletic Center Friday evening. 
• Senior Katie Sheahin led the Greyhounds with 14 points, while Nneka Offodile recorded her third double-digit score of the season, adding ten points to the effort. 
Steph Smith grabbed a season-high five points and two steals, as Sheahin led the assists effort with four. 
• Loyola outscored the Gaels in the paint, 32-26, but could not capitalize on the fast break, as Iona scored six to the Greyhounds four points. 
• The Greyhounds were down by as much as 14 points in the second half, but a three-point field goal by Alyssa Sutherland cut the deficit to two with less than a minute left in regulation. In the final 58 seconds, Iona went 4-4 from the charity stripe, extending its lead and winning the contest. 
• The Gaels made 21 trips to the free throw line, as opposed to the Greyhounds eight, but only missed one shot from the line (7-8, 88 percent). 

Scouting the Red Foxes
• Marist College enters Friday’s contest, 20-6, with the latest victory over Rider University, 69-44, in the McCann Arena. 
• Casey Dulin tied her career-high scoring 25 points against the Broncs on Friday night. The junior guard made nine field-goals, while grabbing four boards and three assists. 
• The Red Foxes secured the number one seed for the MAAC Tournament, after a win against Manhattan College Feb. 17, 2013 in McCann Arena.
• The Red Foxes are led by Elizabeth Bennyon, averaging 11.9 points per game. Dulin is the only other player averges double-digits for Marist, while Emma O’Connor leads the rebounding effort with an average of 4.6 boards per game. 
• For the tenth consecutive season, Marist recorded a 20-plus win season. 
• The Red Foxes are 17-0 this season when scoring 60-plus points a contest.   

Series with Marist 
• Marist leads the series, 31-12, over the past 28 years of rivalry. 
• Last season the Red Foxes were the only team to sweep the Greyhounds during regular season action. Loyola fell to Marist, 70-62, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and 66-60 in Reitz Arena. 
• With a win on Sunday, the Greyhounds will record their first “W” since 2007. The Red Foxes won the last 13 matchups, after Loyola defeated Marist, 62-55, on Feb. 16, 2007. 
• This season the Red Foxes won the first contest of the series in McCann Arena, 67-38, on Jan. 11, 2013.  
• Marist held Loyola to only 13 made field goals from the floor, as freshman Diana Logan scored a team-high 10 points. 
• The Greyhounds recorded only 4 steals in Poughkeepsie, a season-low for the green and grey. 

Up Next
• Loyola will host Senior Night, Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m., as the Greyhounds welcome the Fairfield Stags for the second matchup of the season. The team will recognize Candice Walker, Alyssa Sutherland, and Katie Sheahin for their accomplishments over the years, in a short ceremony before the game. 

Women In Sports Day
• Today, the team is hosting Women in Sports Day, from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
• Girls throughout the community can tour Reitz Arena and participate in a multitude of activities before watching the team take on the Marist College Red Foxes. 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 eighth in the MAAC, going 5-10 in 15 contests. 
• The Greyhounds are ranked fifth in the MAAC, recording 136 steals this season, while averaging 9.1 per game. 
Katie Sheahin ranks third in steals, averaging 3.1 per game, while taking the number five spot in defensive rebounds. 
• After a program breaking performance against Manhattan, junior Nicole Krusen is tied for fourth overall in the MAAC with 28 successful three-point field goals. The guard is making 40 percent of her attempts from downtown, a percentage good enough for second place. 
• Teammate Nneka Offodile is tied for tenth with 12 blocked shots against conference foes this season. 
• Rookie Tiffany Padgett is also making a statement in the conference ranked seventh in offensive rebounds. 
• Also finishing in the top-10, sophomore Kara Marshall ranks ninth among conference foes, helping her teammates with 43 assists, an average of 2.9 a contest.
• 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 are 194-203 all-time against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents, including 74-68 under Head Coach Joe Logan .
• Logan has the most wins of any Loyola head coach in program history against conference opponents.
• The Greyhounds are 122-84 at home against the MAAC, including 43-27 under Logan.
• The Greyhounds are 76-119 on the road against the MAAC, including 31-41 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.
• The Brookeville, Md. native grabbed the top spot in three program records, breaking the steals ceiling by more than 75 thefts. 
• Sheahin matched what was 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), but a month later the senior made nine free throws against Rider (1/13/13), a career-high for the senior guard.
• 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 single-season record, as the guard scored 20-plus points in five games during the 2013-13 calendar year.  

New Kids on the Block
• All four 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. Logan has posted double figures five times this season. 
• Center Tiffany Padgett scored a double-double in the conference season opener, recording 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, and leads the team in single game boards, grabbing 14 this season against the Canisius Golden Griffins. 
• The freshmen class has played 1,099 minutes, scoring 269 points in 26 games. 

Toeing the Line
• During the non-conference schedule, the Hounds averaged 14.8 free throws per game. In MAAC play, the Greyhounds have averaged 15.3 free-throw attempts per contest. In those games, Loyola made 155 of its 229 tries. 

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 8-3 at Reitz Arena this year, and 5-2 in conference play.
• Head coach Joe Logan has led the team to 59-40 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 broke Loyola’s single-game record on Friday, Feb. 15 2013 for the most three-point field goals made, connecting on seven of her 11 shots from downtown. In the same matchup, Krusen scored a career-high 21 points, the first 20-plus point game of her career. The Rockville, Md., native made seven shots from the field, while also grabbing three defensive boards against the Manhattan College Jaspers. 
• Earlier in her junior season, Krusen recorded her first double-duble against the UMBC Retrievers 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 11 of 13 attempts from the charity stripe this season, her career-percentage ties for first at .857. 
• From three-point range, Krusen ranks second in the conference making 40 percent of her shots from downtown. She is also tied for fourth in three-point field goals made.
• 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 , averaging 7.7 points per game.
• The senior forward averages 5.9 boards a contest, ranked third on the team in the rebounding effort. 
• Sutherland scored double-digits in three-consecutive games, recording six assists and three blocks in those contests. 
• With one more game under her belt, the post player will be tied for second with the most games played in program history. She currently sits in fifth with 119 games. 
• With Sutherland’s start at Iona College, the senior took the top spot with the most starts in Loyola history. 
• Sutherland ranks seventh in program history with 189 steals, needing four more thefts to take the sixth place spot. 

Front of the Line
Nicole Krusen leads the Greyhounds from the line, going 11-13, or 85 percent, while Kara Marshall follow close behind at .786.
• Six Greyhounds have hit 100 percent of their shots from the line, and of those six, they have accomplished the feat 17 times.  
• On Nov. 20, the Greyhounds shot a season-best 92 percent from the free-throw-line, making 12 of their 13 attempts against the Navy Midshipmen. 
• 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
• Eight Greyhounds have tabbed double-digit points this season, scoring a combined 1,287 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, 18 total during her senior season. 
• Two rookies scored 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 a game-high 18 points at Manhattan Jan. 18, 2013.
• Junior Nicole Krusen scored double-digits thanks to her strength behind the arc, shooting a program-best seven three-point field goals versus Manhattan, five at UMBC, and four against Saint Peter’s.
Nai Brown recorded her first collegiate-double figure score on Play 4Kay night, Friday, Feb. 16, 2013.  

Not Your Average Joe
• Head coach Joe Logan enters his eighth season at the helm for the Greyhounds, with a 119-121 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 .