Women's Basketball Looks to Extend Win Streak

Jan. 10, 2005

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola College women's basketball team looks to win its second consecutive game Monday night as the host Siena at Reitz Arena at 7:00 p.m. The Greyhounds are coming off a 71-59 win over Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponent Iona Saturday. Loyola looks to extend that streak over MAAC opponent Siena who fell to Fairfield Friday 69-74. The Greyhounds are currently 3-9 overall and 2-1 in the conference while the Saints are 4-8 overall and 1-2 in MAAC play. Catch all the action here.

The Saints lead the series with the Greyhounds 21-13. Last season, the squads split the series with both teams winning on the road. At the Alumni Recreation Center, the Greyhounds played a complete game to top the Saints 66-52. Katie Scherle led with 16 points, followed by Lindsay Cobb with 14. Cobb also added eight rebounds and seven assists while the team as a whole recorded 21 assists. At Reitz Arena a few weeks later, Loyola fell 58-46 with just one player in double figures with Lauren Troupe's 12 points.

Loyola, after spending much of the season with out a player averaging double-figures is currently led at 10 points a game by Krystle Harrington. Harrington also leads in assists and steals at 4.4 and 2.4 respectively. In scoring, Katie Scherle is second at 9.6 points a game and leads in rebounds at 5.3 a game. Lauren Troupe is third in scoring at 9.1 points and second in rebounds at 5.1.

The Saints are led by freshman Laura Menty with 12.3 points and six rebounds a game. Sophomore Katelyn Dooley is score with 11.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists a game.

Minus MAAC opponent Iona, the Greyhounds and the Saints have faced two common opponents this season. Siena had both Maryland and Virginia Commonwealth on their early schedule as did Loyola. The Saints fell to both team, to the Terrapins 73-52 and to the Rams by a score of 62-53. Loyola fell to both teams as well, to the Terps 77-36 and to the Rams by a score of 67-46. Both the Greyhounds and Saints defeated Iona, Loyola most recently 71-59 and Siena in the early conference games in overtime 56-50.

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