Jan. 7, 2008
Week in Review:
Hopkins returned from its holiday break with a game against #4 NYU on Friday night. Hopkins trailed 25-16 at the half and scored nine of the first 12 points to start the second half but it was not enough as the Violets walked away with a 63-45 victory. Freshman Lyndsay Burton tied her career-high with 12 points while senior Andrea Dodrill just missed a double-double with 10 points and nine boards.
Planning for the Week Ahead:
Hopkins returns to Centennial Conference play with two games on the slate this week. On Wednesday, Hopkins travels to Collegeville, PA to take on the defending Centennial Conference Champion Ursinus Bears. The two teams split their two meetings last year with each team winning on its home court. Andrea Dodrill led the Blue Jays with 13 points in Hopkins' 60-49 victory last season.
On Saturday, Hopkins returns home for the first time since December 1 when it hosts Bryn Mawr. The Blue Jays lead the all-time series between the two schools 17-0 including a 70-31 victory in the second meeting last season. Kristin Phillips led the Blue Jays with 13 points and nine rebounds in that contest.
Its Good to Be Home:
On Saturday, Hopkins returns home to the friendly confines of Goldfarb Gymnasium. It will be the first home game for the Blue Jays since December 1 and just its fourth this season. Hopkins is 2-1 at home this year and 46-10 during the last five years.
Freshman Lyndsay Burton earned a spot on the Centennial Conference Honor Roll after her performance against NYU. Burton scored a team-high 12 points and added five rebounds on the night.
Swat that Ball Away:
Hopkins blocked a season-high 10 shots against NYU on Friday night. That number was just two shy of the school record for blocked shots in a game set back in the 1989-90 season. Senior Andrea Dodrill led the way with three blocks while sophomore Leslie Markun had two blocks. Five other players recorded at least one blocked shot on the night.
Welcome back Wynn:
Sophomore Anastasia Wynn made a solid contribution to the Blue Jays' lineup, seeing her first action on Friday night since suffering an injury in the season opener. Wynn played 22 minutes, scoring eight points to go along with three steals and a blocked shot.
Stacking Up in the Conference Stats:
Several Blue Jays continue to stack up well in the Centennial Conference statistics. Senior forward Andrea Dodrill is ranked second in the conference, averaging 10.1 rebounds per game. She is one of only two players in the Centennial averaging 10+ rebounds per game. Freshman forward Lyndsay Burton continues to lead the league in field goal percentage at 55.4%. Junior guard Jonay Foster is ranked second in the league in three-point field goal percentage at 45%.
Streaking to the Points:
Senior Andrea Dodrill continues to put up points on a consistent basis for the Blue Jays. Dodrill is the Blue Jays' leading scorer this year with 10.8 points per game. She has now scored at least one field goal in 34 consecutive games.
Hopkins enters this week ranked second in the Centennial Conference in three-point field goal percentage (.298). The Blue Jays are led by junior guards Caitlin Sloane and Jonay Foster, who have made 10 and 9 three-point field goals respectively this season so far.
Clearing the Glass:
Junior Kristin Phillips and senior Andrea Dodrill have given the Blue Jays an effective combination on the glass this season. Phillips is averaging 7.5 rebounds per game while Dodrill is averaging 10.1 rebounds per game. Phillips needs just one more rebound to climb into the JHU career top 25 for rebounds, she currently has 339. Dodrill has 490 career rebounds and needs seven more to move into the career top 10 at Hopkins and 10 more to become the 10th player in Hopkins history with 500 career rebounds.
Success at the Stripe:
Hopkins is shooting 60.2% from the foul line so far this season. The Blue Jays have four players shooting 50% or better from the line this season. That group is led by sophomore Monica Mitchell, who is shooting 70.6% (12-17) and junior Kristin Phillips who is at 65% (13-20).