Nov. 12, 2006
Philadelphia, Pa. - Four players in double figures helped the Loyola College women's basketball to a 66-57 win over Drexel at the Daskalakis Athletic Center Sunday afternoon. The win was the first of the season for the Greyhounds as they improve to 1-1. The Dragons fall to 0-2 with the loss.
Loyola opened the game with a 7-0 run, not allowing a Drexel basket for over three minutes. After a basket for the Dragons at 16:26 for the 7-2 score, Loyola went on the run again outscoring Drexel 14-3 over the next seven minutes to take a demanding 21-5 lead. Glessner scored three baskets in the run while Dunn added two and Davis and freshman Kaitlin Grant each added one. Drexel cut the lead to nine, 21-12 with a seven-point spurt but never got any closer for the 31-22 Loyola lead at the half.
Both teams turned up the heat offensively to start the second half but with the score set 37-30 and 14 minutes on the clock, Drexel scored three straight baskets. That run got the Dragons within one, 37-36 with 12:09 to play. Glessner quickly pushed Drexel back, completing a three-point plat for the 40-36 margin. The `Hounds continued to steadily pad their lead, never letting the Dragons closer than three points for the remainder of the game. Loyola got up by as much as 11 late in the game, finishing with a 66-57 advantage for the win.
The teams shot a combined 25 free-throws over the final eight minutes with the Greyhounds hitting 11-of17 and Drexel shooting 6-for-8.
In addition to her 17 points, Glessner pulled down a team-high eight rebounds. Dunn recorded three steals, in addition to her 17 points. Davis pulled down six rebounds while Wood added five in addition to their double-digit points.
For Drexel, Gabriela Marginean scored a game-high 26 points, 20 in the second half and pulled down 12 boards. She was the only Dragon in double figures. Alison Lupariello added nine points while Kira Karlstrom nabbed eight rebounds.
The Greyhounds return to action on Friday, November 12 when they travel to UMBC for a 7:00 tip.