Nov. 25, 2003
LEWISBURG, PA - Sophomore Lauren Troupe scored a career-high 22 points off the bench to lead the Loyola College women's basketball team to a 56-46 win over Bucknell Tuesday night at Sojka Pavilion. The Greyhounds improve to 1-1 on the season while the Bison fall to 0-2.
Troupe sparked a 9-0 run with her layup starting at 11:24 with a tie at 11 in the first half for Loyola to pull away. She then grabbed the ensuing defensive board which resulted in a three-pointer by Jill Henn. Krystle Harrington made a steal on the next trip to Bison territory where Troupe grabbed an offensive board and scored on the put back. Harrington made another steal at Bucknell's end and went coast to coast for a 20-11 Greyhound lead.
Bucknell made a slight run after calling a 30-second timeout but the Loyola defensive effort held them without a basket in the last 8:24 seconds of play for a 29-15 half-time lead.
In the second half, a three from Troupe and another from senior Lindsay Cobb gave Loyola an 18-point lead at 14:14 and control of the tempo for most of the remainder of play.
Sophomore Katie Scherle earned her first double-double of the season with 10 points and 12 rebounds, nine in the first half, to follow Troupe in the scoring column. Troupe added seven boards. Point-guard Harrington scored five points and added five assists and steals for a strong all-around effort.
For Bucknell, Brooke Tomovich, a transfer from Loyola after her freshman year, led with 15 points while Desire Almind completed a double-double with 12 points and rebounds. Freshman Lindsey Hollobaugh rounded out the leading scorers with 10 points.
Loyola forced 25 Bucknell turnovers to their nine. The Greyhounds were credited with 14 steals on the night.
The Greyhounds will face another Patriot League opponent on Sunday, November 30 at Reitz Arena. Tip-off is set for 2:00 p.m.