Johns Hopkins Women's Basketball Weekly Notes
Dec. 7, 2010
A LOOK BACK: The Johns Hopkins women’s basketball team continued its winning ways with a 3-0 week last week as it extended its winning streak to seven games and improved to 7-1 overall and 4-0 in the Centennial Conference.
The Blue Jays began the week with a 73-50 victory over visiting Washington College last Tuesday in Goldfarb Gym. Senior Lyndsay Burton recorded a game-high 21 points and eight rebounds to lead Hopkins, while classmate Siobhan Callanan recorded career-highs of 16 points and seven assists.
Hopkins traveled to Gettysburg two nights later and took down the 24th-ranked Bullets, 59-52. Callanan led a balanced Blue Jay scoring attack with a team-high 13 points and six rebounds. Junior Chantel Mattiola drilled four three-pointers, all in the first half, and finished with 12 points, five rebounds and four assists, while sophomore Alex Vassila added 11 points and a team-high seven boards.
The Blue Jays then returned home on Saturday and held Dickinson to just 11 points in the second half en route to a 58-35 win. JHU held the Red Devils to just 22.2 percent shooting in the contest, including 10.3 percent shooting in the second half. Callanan led Hopkins in scoring for the second straight game with 15 points and added seven rebounds. Burton recorded eight points and a season-high 15 rebounds, while junior Stephanie Fong added 12 points in the win.
THE WEEK AHEAD: JHU (7-1, 4-0 CC) travels to Westminster, MD to square off against Centennial Conference foe McDaniel (0-6, 0-4 CC) on Tuesday night to wrap up the 2010 portion of its schedule. The Blue Jays ard Green Terror will meet for the 66th time on Tuesday, with McDaniel holding a slight 35-30 edge in the series. The two sides split games last season, with each team winning on the others home court. Hopkins fell to McDaniel, 65-55, in Goldfarb Gym on January 4, 2010, but responded with a 65-60 road victory on February 12, 2010.
STREAKING: Hopkins has now won seven straight games, its longest winning streak since the 2005-06 season. In 2005-06 the Blue Jays won eight consecutive contests from January 18 to February 9. The longest winning streak in Johns Hopkins history is 12 games. The 1997-98 Blue Jays reeled off 12-straight wins on their way to an undefeated conference record (14-0), 25-5 overall record and a trip to the NCAA Elite Eight.
I’M HONORED: Senior Siobhan Callanan was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week for her play in Hopkins’ 3-0 week last week. She averaged 14.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game last week on 56 percent (14-25) shooting from the field, including 70 percent (7-10) from three-point range. Callanan began the week by scoring a career-high 16 points along with seven assists and five rebounds in Hopkins’ 73-50 win over Washington College last Tuesday. She then notched a team-high 13 points and added six rebounds in JHU’s 59-52 win at Gettysburg on Thursday, before totaling a team-high 15 points and seven boards in a 58-35 victory against Dickinson on Saturday.
HANDLING RANKED OPPONENTS: With their 59-52 win at 24th-ranked Gettysburg last Thursday, the Blue Jays have now defeated two ranked opponents this season. Hopkins also took down 16th-ranked Messiah on September 17. This marks the first time Johns Hopkins has defeated two ranked opponents in one season since 2003-04. In 2003-04 the Blue Jays beat top-ranked Washington University, 77-72, in non-conference action and 20th-ranked McDaniel, 59-52.
AT THE HELM: Head coach Nancy Funk is in her 25th season at the helm of the Johns Hopkins women’s basketball program.
UP NEXT: The Blue Jays travel to McDaniel on Tuesday night to face off against the Green Terror at 7 pm in Centennial Conference action.
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