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Greyhounds Visit Manhattan For Sunday Showdown

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Freshman Cierra Darden

Jan. 21, 2012

Game Information
Opponent Manhattan Jaspers
Date Sunday, January 22, 2012
Time 2:00 p.m.
Location Riverdale, N.Y. | Draddy Gymnasium
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Game Info

  • The Loyola University Maryland women’s basketball team plays its second of four-straight road games on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. when the Greyhounds battle the Manhattan Jaspers at Draddy Gymnasium.
  • The game is the first of a doubleheader as Manhattan hosts Hoops for Cancer, with proceeds benfitting cancer research and the American Cancer Society.
  • The Jaspers defeated the Greyhounds, 61-46, at Reitz Arena in the first meeting this season on Jan. 4.

Scouting the Jaspers

  • Manhattan enters Sunday’s game 9-9 overall and 3-3 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
  • Manhattan has lost three of its last four games, including a 65-60 loss at Iona last time out. This is the Jaspers’ first game since Jan. 15.
  • The Jaspers have three players scoring in double figures, including Lindsay Loutsenhizer (12.8), Monica Roeder (11.0) and Schyanne Halfkenny (10.2). 
  • Manhattan is first in the MAAC in 3-point field goals made per game at 6.2 while ranking second in field goal percentage at 40.2-percent.
  • The Jaspers are 6-2 at Draddy Gymnasium this season, including 2-1 in conference play.

Series with Manhattan

  • This marks the 48th meeting all-time between the Greyhounds and the Jaspers, with Loyola holding a 25-22 advantage in the all-time series.
  • This is the 44th regular-season meeting, with four matchups coming in the MAAC tournament. Loyola is 22-21 in regular-season games against Manhattan
  • Manhattan broke Loyola’s six-game winning streak in the series last time out, beating Loyola 61-46 at Reitz Arena.
  • The Greyhounds have won the last six meetings in Riverdale and are 10-11 overall at Manhattan.
  • Under Head Coach Joe Logan, the Greyhounds are 13-3 against the Jaspers, with with all thee setbacks coming at home. Logan is 6-0 in Riverdale and 3-0 on neutral courts.

Loyola vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

  • The Greyhounds are 182-179 all-time against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents, including 62-52 under Head Coach Joe Logan.
  • Logan has the most wins of any Loyola head coach in program history against conference opponents.
  • The Greyhounds are 80-135 on the road against the MAAC, including 28-28 under Logan.
  • Loyola went 8-1 on the road last season in conference play and have won six of the last seven conference road games.

Last Time They Met

  • Manhattan dominated the Greyhounds inside and took home a 61-46 win in Reitz Arena, breaking a six-game Loyola win streak in the all-time series.
  • The Jaspers outscored Loyola 32-10 in the paint and shot 44.2-percent from the floor while holding the Greyhounds to 25-percent shooting for the game.
  • Lindsay Loutsenhizer led Manhattan with 15 points, while Nadia Peters added 13 points and 12 boards. Schyanne Halfkenny was in double figures with 12 points.
  • Katie Sheahin led Loyola with 16 points and 10 rebounds while Alyssa Sutherland added 10 points and  Miriam McKenzie had eight points and 11 rebounds.
  • Loyola took a school record 37 3-point attempts in the contest.

Up Next

  • The Greyhounds are back on the road for another weekend, making the trip to Buffalo, N.Y., to take on Canisius on Friday, Jan. 27, at 5 p.m.

Last Time Out

  • Loyola pushed six-time MAAC champion Marist until the final buzzer, but dropped a 70-62 decision to the Red Foxes in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on Friday night.
  • Katie Sheahin and Miriam McKenzie became the first Greyhound teammates to record double-doubles in the same game. McKenzie had 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Sheahin had 16 points and 11 rebounds. The duo combined for 22 points in the second half.
  • The Red Foxes had four players score in double figures, led by Brandy Gang’s 20 points and nine rebounds.
  • Loyola battled back from a 16-point deficit, coming within six in the final minute but could not get any closer.

If The Greyhounds Win...

  • Loyola would have won seven of the last eight meetings with the Jaspers.
  • The Greyhounds would have won seven-straight games in Riverdale and improve to 7-0 on the road against the Jaspers under head coach Joe Logan.

Second Time Around

  • Head coach Joe Logan is 29-17 (.630) in his career when facing MAAC teams for the second time in a season, including 1-0 this year after beating Siena.

Doubling Up

  • 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.

Senior Leader

  • Senior guard Miriam McKenzie has posted double figures in scoring in 12 of her 15 games this season and 9 of her last ten.
  • Since missing three games prior to the New Year, McKenzie has scored 10-plus points seven times, averaging 14.6 points and 9.0 rebounds per game while shooting 45.7-percent from the floor. The senior also has two double-doubles in that stretch.

On Guard

  • 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 648 of the team’s 1,015 (63.8-percent) total points.
  • The combo are the top-three on the team in scoring and steals, accounting for 128 of Loyola’s 183 steals (69.9-percent).
  • The three are averaging 38.3 points per game while shooting 38.1-percent from the floor.

Diaper Dandy

  • Freshman guard Kara Marshall has scored in double figures in four of her last five games, averaging 13.8 points, 3.4 steals and 2.2 assists per game during that stretch.
  • Marshall also is shooting 42-percent from the floor and is coming off a 15-point performance at Marist where she connected on five 3-pointers.

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 sixth all-time with 1,226 points and 12th all-time with 617 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.

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.

Stealing the Show

  • Junior guard Katie Sheahin enters action this week ranked 17th in the nation and first in the MAAC, averaging 3.3 steals per game.
  • Sheahin has recorded a steal in 29-straight games and in 73 of her 76 career appearances. Her last time without a steal was on Feb. 6, 2011 at Saint Peter’s
  • Sheahin notched her 60th multi-steal game against Marist when she had three. She has 13-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 228.

Dynamic Duo

  • Senior guard Miriam McKenzie and junior guard Katie Sheahin have carried the Greyhound offense through the first 18 games, with Sheahin leading the team at 14.9 points per game and McKenzie second at 14.5.
  • The pair are the only set of teammates to rank in the top-five in the conference in scoring. Sheahin ranks fourth and McKenzie ranks fifth.
  • Sheahin is also seventh in rebounds (6.3), seventh in assists (3.1), first in steals (3.3), seventh in 3-point field goals made (1.9) and third in blocks (1.1).
  • McKenzie is third in rebounds (8.1), sixth in field goal percentage (.446) and fourth in steals (2.2).

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  • 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).