Women's Basketball Hits the Road for Two MAAC Games

Jan. 10, 2007

Baltimore, Md. - The Greyhounds hit the road for their first road games in over two weeks, traveling to Manhattan Friday and Siena Sunday. Loyola is currently 7-7 on the season and 2-2 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.

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Loyola continues to be led in scoring by Jill Glessner's 15.1 points per game. She also averages a team-high 2.9 assists per game and is third in rebounds at 5.9. She's followed in scoring by Meghan Wood's 9.9 points a game. Wood leads the team in rebounds with 6.9 an outing. Third in scoring is Brittany Dunn with 9.7 points. She leads the team in steals with 1.9 a game and is second in assists with 2.4. Vika Sholokhova rounds out the top scorers with 9.3 points a game while coming in second in boards at 6.8. The remaining Greyhounds range in scoring from 5.6 to 1.7 points a game.

Series Record: 15-20
Current Streak: Loyola +4
Manhattan leads the series with Loyola 15-20. The Jaspers won the first seven meetings dating back to the 1989-90 season. The Hounds are 15-13 with Manhattan since the 1993094 season when they earned their first win over the Jaspers, 61-55. That season Loyola went on to win the MAAC Tournament and appeared in its first ever NCAA Tournament. The Greyhounds have won the last four outings including a 68-57 win in the second round of the MAAC Tournament last season.

Caitlin Flood leads the team in scoring at 12.2 points and in rebounds at 6.5 boards an outing. Kelly Regan is second in scoring with 8.7 points a game. Gabrielle Cottrell adds 8.5 points an outing. Joann Nwafili, who has not appeared in six games, averages 6.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists a game.

Besides their MAAC opponents, Loyola and Manhattan each face Columbia, Hartford and Villanova as a part of their non-conference schedules. The teams, to date, have only faced Siena and Marist as common opponents in the MAAC. Below is how each team fared versus those opponents.Opponent-Loyola-Manhattan
Columbia - L, 75-69 - W, 65-51
Hartford - L, 58-56 - W, 61-57
Villanova - W, 61-54 - L, 62-46
Siena - W, 60-53 - W, 52-42
Marist - L, 60-50 - L, 70-30

Series Record: 16-23
Current Streak: Loyola +1
The series between Loyola and Siena began during the 1989-90 season. The Saints won the first five meetings before the Greyhounds topped them 78-59 during the 1992-93 season.

Laura Menty leads Siena in scoring at 14.5 points a game and is second in rebounds at 4.9 an outing. Shondaya Burrell adds 11.3 points per game and a team-high 1.8 steals a game. Melissa Manzer and Katelyn Dooley are just shy of averaging 10 points a game at 9.8 and 9.3 points respectively. The two also rank first and second in assists at 2.9 and 2.6 a game. Heather Stec is the squad's leading rebounder at 7.2 an outing.

Besides the MAAC opponents both teams will face this season, Loyola and Siena each played against Drexel and Maryland as a part of their non-conference schedule. Below is how each team fared against those opponents.Opponent - Loyola - Siena
Drexel- W, 66-57 - LOT, 69-66Maryland - L, 110-55 - L, 93-54

Despite three players in double figures, Loyola was unable to overcome Fairfield, falling 57-54 Monday. The Greyhounds were led by Jill Glessner's 14 points. Meghan Wood added 13 points and seven rebounds while Vika Sholokhova scored 12 points and pulled down a game-high nine boards. The Greyhounds were 10-for-20 from the line including a 2-for-6 effort in the final 3:39 of play.