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Rookie Tiffany Padgett went 2-2 from the line against No. 5 Maryland.

Rookie Tiffany Padgett went 2-2 from the line against No. 5 Maryland.

Nov. 16, 2012

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Opponent UMBC Retrievers
Date Saturday, November 17, 2012
Time 2 p.m.
Location Catonsville, Md. | RAC Arena
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Last Time Out
• The Greyhounds fell to No. 5 Maryland in the season opener at Reitz Arena. 
• The last time Loyola lost by more than 30 points was against Maryland last season. 
Katie Sheahin led the team in points, recording 19 points and one rebound.  
• Freshman Tiffany Padgett and veteran-forward Alyssa Sutherland led the Greyhounds in rebounds against the Terps. 
• Both Maryland and Loyola shot 78 percent from the free throw line, including Sheahin who shot 8-8 from the line.
• Tianna Hawkins scored 33 points against the Greyhounds, the first to do so since 2009, when Heather Stec from Siena scored 30 points in a single game. 

Scouting the Retrievers
• The Retrievers enter the weekend off a big win against Coppin State. 
• The 83-75 victory was decided in overtime at the RAC Arena in Catonsville, Md. 
• Five players scored double figures including Bria White, Raven Harris, and Ashley Lambert, while Lauren Chase and Brittany Crowell recorded double-doubles. 
• Sophomore guard Lauren Chase went 10-11 from the line, and recorded her third consecutive double digit score, for the 15th time in her career. The Bowie, Md. native recorded her third career double-double, after being named the America East Player of the Week, sharing the title with teammate Brittany Crowell. 
• Crowell notched a career-high 17 rebounds against Coppin State Wednesday evening. 

Series with UMBC
• Loyola enters the series up 25-10. 
• The Retrievers won the last two games, playing both in RAC and Reitz Arena. 
• The teams first met on Feb. 22, 1973 in RAC Arena. 
• The two cross-town rivals have played every year since 2006, going 3-3 in those contests. 
• The Greyhounds dropped a hard-fought contest, loosing to the Retrievers 60-56 last season in Reitz Arena. 
• Senior Katie Sheahin posted double digits, scoring 14 points, and recording nine rebounds. Kara Marshall and Alyssa Sutherland both tabbed eight points each. 
• Loyola held UMBC to 32 percent from the floor, while outrebounding the Retrievers 41-33.  

Up Next
• Loyola heads to Navy on Nov. 20, to continue their two game road stretch. Tipoff begins at 7 p.m. at Alumni Hall, in Annapolis, Md. 

Loyola vs. The MAAC
• Loyola was picked to finish third in the 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 192-191 all-time against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents, including 69-57 under Head Coach Joe Logan.
• Logan has the most wins of any Loyola head coach in program history against conference opponents.
• The Greyhounds are 115-79 at home against the MAAC, including 38-25 under Logan.
• The Greyhounds are 78-111 on the road against the MAAC, including 31-32 under Logan.

Shining Sheahin
• Junior guard Katie Sheahin 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 also led the team in steals with 102, the second most in a single season in Loyola history, as well as assists with 93, and blocks with 34.
• She ranks fifth all-time at Loyola with 94 career blocks and was one of the top guards in the country last season, at 1.1 blocks per game. She finished the 2011-12 season ranked fourth in the MAAC.
• Last season, she scored in double figures in 11-straight games to end the year.
• Over that stretch, Sheahin averaged 16.4 points per game to go with 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 steals.
• 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 GW.

New Kids on the Block
• All five freshman made their collegiate debut in the season opener agaisnt the Hartford Hawks. 
• Tiffany Padget leads the rookie class with four points, going 2-2 from the line.
• The freshman class has played for 81 minutes, scoring 12 points in two games. 

Checking the List 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.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Katie Sheahin scored her 1,000th career point against Iona on Feb. 10, 2012, becoming the 20th player in Greyhound history to reach the achievement.
• It was the second season in a row that the Greyhounds had a junior reach the 1,000-point mark after Miriam McKenzie did so in 2010-11.

Home Sweet Home
• The Greyhounds are 0-1 at Reitz Arena, tied with games on the road. 
• Head coach Joe Logan has led the team to 31-33 on the home hardwood, with a 0-1 record this season. 

Marshall Madness 
• Sophomore guard Kara Marshall earned 2012 preseason All-MAAC second team honors, in only her second year as a Greyhound.  
• Marshall finished her rookie year ranked second on the Loyola All-Time Freshman scoring list with 329 points last season. Only Patty Stoffey scored more points as a freshman at Loyola with 443 in the 1991-92 season.
• Marshall finished the 2011-12 season ranked ninth in the MAAC in conference games at 13.0 points per game, and ranked second among freshman overall in scoring at 11.0 points per game. Overall, she ranked first in the conference among freshmen in steals (2.0 per game) and third in 3-point field goals made (1.5).
• Last season, she tied for fifth in three-point field goals made with 45, and also was ninth in free-throw percentage, connecting on 78-of-96 (81.3-percent) from the line.
• The 5-8 guard earned a spot on the 2011-12 All-MAAC Rookie team.

Cruisin’ Through the Paint
• Junior Nicole 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 2011-12, the Greyhounds were led by Alyssa Sutherland and Nneka Offodile in the post, with Sutherland averaging 6.8 points and Offodile averaging 5.8 per game.
• Sutherland also averaged 5.0 rebounds and was second on the team with 74 assists and tied for fourth with 53 steals last season.
• Sutherland was in double figures six times last season, including a career-high 18 points in a win at Niagara. She also had four or more rebounds 17 times.
• Offodile pulled down 4.8 rebounds per game and was second on the team with 20 blocks in 2011-12. She shot 82.5-percent (33-for-40) from the free-throw line.
• Offodile also scored in double figures six times last season, with a career-high 11 points twice and recorded five or more rebounds 16 times.

Hitting the Free Ones
• 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 Trouble
• Sheahin started the 2012-13 season where she ended last season. 
• Offensively, the senior posted double figures for every game of the 2012-13 season. 
• Last season, Katie Sheahin scored in double figures in 11-straight games to end the year.
• Over that stretch, Sheahin averaged 16.4 points per game to go with 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 steals.

Not Your Average Joe
• Head coach Joe Logan enters his eighth season at the helm for the Greyhounds, with a 109-107 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. 
• Coach 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.

The Last Meeting
UMBC60
Loyola Maryland56
November 22, 2011
Reitz Arena
Greyhounds Drop Close Battle To UMBC, 60-56
The Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team dropped a hard-fought, close contest to in-state rival UMBC Tuesday evening at Reitz Arena, 60-56. Miriam McKenzie (above) led the way with a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds.


 

 

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