Feb. 26, 2005
Bridgeport, Conn. - The Loyola College women's basketball team fell on the road at Fairfield 74-57 in the regular season finale on Saturday night. The Greyhounds finish the season with an overall record of 10-17 while they sit at 9-9 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
In the first half, Jill Glessner gave the Greyhounds the advantage, 9-7 with her three-point play at 15:40. After the Stags retook the lead at 11-9, Loyola went on a 12-5 run over the next six minutes for a 21-16 advantage with 8:56 remaining to play in the half. Ebony Toliver sparked the run while Lauren Troupe ended it scoring the last basket.
Troupe continued her scoring efforts as she scored the next six Loyola points for eight total points while Fairfield picked up their offensive efforts as well. Fairfield went on a 13-4 run to close the half for the 33-28 score. The Greyhounds were held without a basket for nearly six of the closing minutes of the half.
Fairfield built upon that lead early in the second half with senior Janelle McManus taking control of the court scoring 12-of-20 Stag points for a 53-40 lead with 10:50 to play. The Stags would build up as much as a 20-point lead while the Greyhounds never trailed by less than 13 for the remainder of the contest. Freshman Tynisha Davis scored a three-point basket with 28 seconds left for the 74-57 final.
Loyola was led by Jackie Valderas with a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds in addition to three blocks. Troupe followed with 12 points.
McManus led Fairfield with a game-high 25 points. Sabra Wrice added 15 while Cathy Dash recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
The Greyhounds held an impressive 51-38 advantage on the boards but were outshot by the Stags 44.3%-30.7%.