Jan. 13, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - The Greyhounds return to conference action Saturday as they travel to Saint Peter's. The two teams faced each other just nine days ago at Reitz Arena with Loyola winning 69-54.
The Peahens hold a 32-10 advantage in the series with the Greyhounds however, Loyola won the most recent meeting on Jan. 5 by a score of 69-54. In the previous two seasons, the teams have split the conference series. However, the Greyhounds have not defeated Saint Peter's in Jersey City, N.J. since the 1993-94 season when the NCAA Tournament bound Greyhounds beat the Peahens 70-54.
Saint Peter's is in last place in conference, posting an 0-5 MAAC record and a 4-10 overall mark. Thursday night Fairfield handed the Peahens a 73-65 loss despite four SPC players scoring in double-digits. Khalisha Lewis led the way with 17 points followed by Kristen Hood with 14, Tiffany Jones with 12 and Tyonna Vance with 10.
Jones averages a team best 12.1 points per game while Lewis follows with 11.9 points and a team-best 7.3 rebounds a game. Hood rounds out the Peahens averaging double-figures with 11.7 per game.
Loyola is currently led by point-guard Krystle Harrington's 10.3 points per game. She is closely followed by Brittany Dunn and Lauren Troupe who average 10.2 points per game each. Jackie Valderas is also not far off at 9.8 points per game and Jill Glessner chips in 9.1 per game.
Valderas leads on the boards with an average of 7.5 per game while also leading in blocks with 19 on the season. Harrington is the squads assist leader, dishing out 5.5 a game.
The Greyhounds are currently scoring 6.6 points per game, the exact average the Peahens allow a game while only scoring 59.2 points per game themselves.
On the boards, the Peahens pull down 40.3 a night while Loyola averages 35.2.
From the floor, the `Hounds have SPC beat shooting 44.5% to the Peahens 35.5%.
Loyola distributes the ball more often than Saint Peter's, dishing out 219 assists on the season to SPC's 140.
Loyola shot 62.5% from the floor in the second half to come back from a 27-23 half-time deficit and defeat Saint Peter's 69-54. Brittany Dunn scored a career-high 17 points. Krystle Harrington added 13. Lauren Troupe recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds while Jackie Valderas added 11 points and seven rebounds.
SPC was led by Johnell Burts' 12 points. Kristen Hood added 11 points and eight boards while Lauma Reke nabbed 10 rebounds.