Women's Basketball Hosts Lehigh In 7 p.m. Matchup
Dec. 2, 2012
|Opponent||Lehigh Mountain Hawks|
|Date||Monday, December 3, 2012|
|Location||Baltimore, Md. | Reitz Arena|
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Last Time Out
Loyola improves their non-conference record, 3-4, after defeating the reigning Patriot League regular-season Champions, the American University Eagles.
The Greyhounds defeated the Eagles, 55-53, improving their game-day victories to 3-0.
Katie Sheahin led the Greyhounds with 22 points, her 8th career 20+ point game. The senior was just shy of a double-double recording nine rebounds, one block and three steals.
Junior Nneka Offodile also led Loyola with nine rebounds, two steals, and one assist.
The Greyhounds put up their best numbers behind the free-throw-line, going 18-24 against American.
Kara Marshall was just short of her season best, recording 13 points for the Greyhounds. Combined, Marshall and Sheahin scored 35 of Loyola's 55 points.
Scouting the Mountain Hawks
The Mountain Hawks enter Monday's contest 2-4, with the latest loss over Villanova, 66-49.
Sarah Williams posted a season-high 14 points against the Wildcats.
Williams and Kerry Kinek were the only Mountain Hawks to score in double-digits.
Kinek leads Lehigh with 12.7 ppg, while Kelly Petersen averages 9.2.
Lehigh is shooting 34 percent from the paint, and 23 percent from behind the arc.
Series with Lehigh
Lehigh leads the series 4-1.
The first meeting between the Greyhounds and Mountain Hawks took place duing the 1981-82 season, when Loyola recorded their only win of the series, 81-47.
Lehigh won the remaining four contests, with the last meeting one year ago in Stabler Arena.
Miriam McKenzie, Kara Marshall, and Nneka Offodile all recorded double-digit scores last year against the Mountain Hawks.
Loyola forced Lehigh to 22 turnovers, but could not hold off the offense, falling to the Mountain Hawks in a 70-60 decision.
Loyla sets off to a three-game road stretch, starting with Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Tip-off begins at 7 p.m. in Petersen Events Center.
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.
Senior Katie Sheahin leads the Greyhounds on the scoreboard, averaging 15 points per game, scoring a season-best 22 points against American on Dec. 1, 2012.
Sheahin matched her career best, going 8-8 from the charity stripe against the number five ranked Maryland Terps on Nov. 11, 2012.
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 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 George Washington.
New Kids on the Block
All five freshman made their collegiate debut in the season opener agaisnt the Hartford Hawks.
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.
The freshman class has played for 221 minutes, scoring 48 points in seven 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 2-1 at Reitz Arena.
Head coach Joe Logan has led the team to 33-33 on the home hardwood, with a 2-1 record this season.
Kara Marshall is second on the team in points, averaging 8.1 ppg in the 2012-13 season.
The sophomore guard 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' Down the Hardwood
Junior Nicole Krusen recorded her first career double-double against UMBC Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. The guard posted 15 points and ten boards, going 5-8 from behind the arc.
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.
In the post, the Greyhounds are led by Alyssa Sutherland and Nneka Offodile, averaging 7.6 and 4.9 points per game, respectively.
Sutherland averages 5.0 boards, and is currently third on the tream in rebounds. Sutherland scored double-digits in three-consecutive games recording six assists and three blocks in those contests.
Offodile ranks second on the team in rebounds, averaging 5.1 boards per game. The junior forward holds the team-season-record with 10 rebounds against Howard.
Hitting the Free Ones
Katie Sheahin leads the Greyhounds from the line, going 21-24, or 87 percent. Junior Nicole Krusen follows close behind, shooting .833 from the charity stripe.
Senior Katie Sheahin went 8-8 fom the line against Maryland in 2012.
On Dec. 1, the Greyhounds shot a season-best 75 percent from the free-throw-line, making 18 of their 24 attempts.
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.
Sheahin started the 2012-13 season where she ended last season.
Offensively, the senior posted double figures for the first five games of the 2012-13 season.
Sheahin recorded a season-best 22 points against the American University Eagles, on Dec. 1 in Reitz Arena. The senior grabbed her eighth career 20+ point game.
Last season, 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 112-109 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.
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