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Women’s Hoops Takes on League-Leading American

Jan. 16, 2015

Game Notes

Lafayette at American
Saturday, Jan. 17| 2 p.m. | Bender Arena
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Game Notes

Opening Tip
The Leopards finish their two-game road trip at American on Saturday afternoon. Lafayette enters the game with a 3-2 mark in the Patriot League after taking down Loyola on Wednesday. The Eagles sit in first place with a 5-0 record this season in Patriot League play.

Last Time Out
Emily Homan led the Leopards with a double-double (17 points, 10 rebounds) as Lafayette erased a 14-point deficit in a 57-49 win. The Leopards used a 15-0 run in the second half to get back into the game. Maddie Peabody knocked down three triples and finished with 13 points.

Sharing the Rock
In the past three games, junior Jamie O’Hare has dished out 18 assists, including a career-best seven against Bucknell. O’Hare is fourth in the Patriot League, handing out 3.7 assists per game. Senior Maddie Peabody finished with four assists and zero turnovers against Boston University on Saturday, while Brya Freeland dished out four assists at Loyola.

Senior Emily Homan collected her third double-double of the season at Loyola, scoring 17 points and collecting 10 rebounds. Homan’s first two double-doubles came against Seton Hall and Navy. Sophomore Ashley Lutz also has two double-doubles this season, against Penn and St. Francis Brooklyn.

Double Figures Streak
Senior forward Emily Homan has scored in double figures in each of the team’s first 16 games. Against Penn, Homan notched a season-high 29 points. She has scored in double figures in 17 straight games dating back to last season. Homan ranks second in the Patriot League, averaging 18.4 points per game this season.

Around the Patriot League
On Saturday, Holy Cross hosts Lehigh, Loyola visits Boston University, Navy travels to Colgate and Army entertains Bucknell.

Scouting the Eagles
Jen Dumiak leads American with 17.3 points per game. The senior is third in the Patriot League in scoring and also leads the League in assists (6.5 apg). Michelle Holmes is the second leading scorer with 11.6 points per contest. Holmes is the team leader in rebounding, corralling 5.8 boards per game.

Coaching Matchup
Dianne Nolan is in her fifth season at the helm of the Leopards, holding a 54-81 mark at Lafayette, and a 571-498 record in her 38th season as a head coach. Meghan Gebbia is in her second season at American.

All-Time Series
American holds a 31-5 advantage in the all-time series with Lafayette. The teams played three times last season with the Eagles winning each occasion. Lafayette and American squared off in the Patriot League Quarterfinals last season. The Leopards tied the game with two minutes, but the Eagles were able to push ahead in the final minute and escape, 51-49.

Looking Ahead
Lafayette returns to College Hill for Lafayette’s Education Day against Holy Cross on Jan. 21.

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