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La Roche to Play in John Carroll University Tournament

La Roche to Play in John Carroll University Tournament

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Women's basketball will participate in two non-conference games at the John Carroll University Tournament on Friday (11/15) and Saturday (11/16). The Redhawks face-off against Capital University tonight at 6:00 p.m. and tomorrow will take on the host, JCU, at 3:00 p.m.

Coverage (Day 1)

Live Stats | Video

Coverage (Day 2)
Venue: Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center
La Roche News & Notes
  • The Redhawks fell in their season opener on Tuesday (11/12) to non-conference opponent Washington and Jefferson, 61-57
  • Junior guard Shaundrea Butler (Cleveland, OH / Twinsburg) was LRU's leading scorer in the opener finishing with 17 PTS while shooting 5-7 from the field and knocking down both attempted 3-PT
  • La Roche held the lead through the first three quarters against the Presidents; leading by as many as 13 points in the contest
  • Junior guard transfer Ayanna Mazyck (Philadelphia, PA/Harford CC) led the team in both rebounds (11) and assists (4)
  • The Redhawks attempted 27 shots from beyond the arc against W&J knocking down seven of them

Capital University News & Notes

  • The Crusaders lost their season opener on Nov. 12 against Denison University, 84-77
  • Senior forward Elli Wachtman was CU's leading scorer in the game finishing with 20 PTS in only 20 minutes off the bench while shooting 7-12 FG and 6-8 FT (both team-highs); She also collected 8 rebounds (tied game-high)
  • Last season, Capital finished with a 16-10 overall record and an 11-7 record in Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) play
  • The Crusaders roster consist of nine Freshmen, two Sophomores, five Juniors and five Seniors
  • Head Coach Dixie Jeffers is in her 32nd season at the helm of Capital University Women's Basketball

Series History: Friday's game will be the first between the Crusaders and the Redhawks

John Carroll News & Notes

  • JCU will open their season Friday night against Suny-Fredonia University
  • Last season, the Blue Streaks finished won the first Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Tournament Championship in school history by defeating Ohio Northern University, 61-58
  • In 2018-19, JCU posted a 22-7 overall record, a 15-3 record in OAC play & a 14-1 record at their home venue (Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center)
  • Junior Blue Streak guard, Nicole Heffington, was the 2019 Helen Ludwig OAC Player of the Year after averaging 14.9 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 49% FG & 40% 3-PT in her sophomore season
  • Reiging OAC Coach of the Year, Kelly Morrone, enters her 7th season at the helm of JCU Women's Basketball
  • John Carroll's roster consist of three Freshmen, seven Sophomores, five Juniors and one Senior

Series History

  • LRU is 1-1 all-time against the Blue Streaks
  • In their last meeting on Nov. 15, 2017, JCU defeated the Redhawks 68-59 at the Kerr Sport & Fitness Center
  • Junior guard Nia Thomas (Brackenridge, PA/Highlands) and Senior forward Jenna Cole (North Huntington, PA/Norwin) both scored 11 points in the game
  • The last time La Roche defeated John Carroll was Nov. 22, 2016 by a score of 76-68 at JCU's home venue