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Leopards Visit American Saturday Afternoon

Feb. 14, 2014

Game Notes
Lafayette at American
Saturday Feb. 15 | 2 p.m. ET
Bender Arena
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Game Notes

Opening Tip
The Leopards make the trip to Washington, D.C. to take on American on Saturday afternoon. Lafayette has won five of its last six, while the Eagles are winners of their last four. The Maroon and White hold a 7-6 mark in Patriot League play and American enters Saturday with a 10-3 league record.

Last Time Out
Double-doubles from Danielle Fiacco and Emily Homan pushed the Leopards pas Loyola 58-45. Fiacco registered her second double-double in as many games, and Homan picked up her fourth in the last seven games. Lafayette used a 12-2 run in the second half to build a 13-point lead, 50-37, with five minutes left. The Leopards went on to lead by as many as 17 and improved to 7-6 in Patriot League play, while Loyola moved to 2-11 in the league. Fiacco powered the Leopards with 14 points and 14 rebounds, and Homan finished with 10 and 10. Maddie Pebody and Linnel Macklin chipped in with nine points apiece. The Leopards held a 55-29 edge on the glass, including 19 offensive boards.

1000 Point Club
Emily Homan and Danielle Fiacco are closing in on their 1,000 point as Leopards. Homan has 992 career points, while Fiacco has scored 967 points during her time on College Hill.

Breaking Records
Senior Danielle Fiacco took over the top spot on the career blocks list in Patriot League history against Lehigh earlier this season. Fiacco passed Hope Foster (Bucknell '08) for the most blocks in league history. The senior currently ranks 11th in the country with 3.14 blocks per game and is the nation's active leader with 359 career blocks.  Fiacco's 359 swats are tied 24th on the all-time NCAA Division I career list.The New York native is also climbing the Patriot League and Lafayette career rebounding lists. At Loyola Fiacco took over the top spot on Lafayette's all-time list grabbing her 814 career rebound in the win.

Emily Homan and Danielle Fiacco have combined for nine double-doubles this season. Homan has secured four in the past seven games. The junior had a career-high 32 points and 13 rebounds at Holy Cross, 26 points and a career-best 16 boards at Colgate and 12 points and 11 rebounds in a blowout win over Bucknell. Fiacco collected her fourth double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 boards against Boston University and followed with another double-double at Loyola (14 points and 14 rebounds).

Looking Ahead
The Maroon and White return to Kirby Sports Center on Feb. 19 when they welcome Holy Cross. The Leopards renew their rivalry with Lehigh on Feb. 22 in Bethlehem at 7:30 p.m.

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