Women's Basketball Faces Saint Peter's

Jan. 21, 2004

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About Tonight's Game
Tonight the Pea Hens of Saint Peter's host the Loyola College Greyhounds. Both teams post a record of 4-2 in the conference. The Pea Hens hold second place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with a 9-6 overall record while Loyola is in third at 8-7.

The Series vs. Saint Peter's
The Pea Hens hold a 8-30 advantage over the Greyhounds in a series that began in 1980. Saint Peter's has won the last four games against Loyola, giving Coach Cage an 0-4 record against Coach Granelli. The last Loyola victory over SPC came at the close of the 2000-01 season by a score of 77-73.

Greyhounds Last Time Out
BALTIMORE, MD - Behind a double-double from sophomore Katie Scherle, the Loyola College women's basketball team topped Niagara, 60-49, Sunday afternoon at Reitz Arena. The Greyhounds improve to 8-7 with the win and 4-2 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference while Niagara falls to 9-6 overall and 3-3 in the league.

After a steady first half, with a 28-19 Greyhound lead, Niagara turned on the heat. Within 10 minutes the Purple Eagles whittled the as-much as 11-point Loyola lead down with three point shooting. Niagara tied and then took the lead with two three pointers before gaining a five point lead with the two-point basket on the following possession. With a 46-41 Niagara lead at 9:07, the Greyhounds regained control and went on a 19-3 run over the last nine minutes of play. 10 of Loyola's 19 points in that run came from free-throws.

Niagara committed 15 personal fouls in the second half alone; giving Loyola 22 chances at the charity stripe. The Greyhounds also dominated the boards in the second half to contain Niagara's scoring chances. Overall, Loyola pulled down 51 boards to Niagara's 29.

Scherle led the game with 22 points and 13 boards for her third double-double of the season. Loyola distributed scoring evenly with Jill Henn adding eight points and Krystle Harrington and Brittany Dunn adding seven points, Lauren Troupe at six and Meghan Wood with five. Lindsay Cobb and Harrington added three and four assists, respectively with Cobb and Jill Glessner each tallied four steals. Dunn pulled down a career-high eight rebounds to follow Scherle in that column.

For Niagara, Ann Mimm led with 13 points and six rebounds. She was followed by Eva Cunningham with 11 and Jessica Kemp with 10. Both Mimm and Cunningham posted four steals.

Award Filled Week
Loyola College earned two of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's weekly awards, announced by the conference office Monday. Sophomore Katie Scherle was named Co-Player of the Week while freshman Brittany Dunn earned Co-Rookie of the Week. Both shared the award with Siena players.

Scherle, a forward, scored a career high of 25 points against Canisius and completed her third double-double of the season against Niagara with 22 points and 13 rebounds. In this weekend's wins over the two Buffalo based squads, Scherle averaged 23.5 points and 7.5 boards. This is her first MAAC award of the 2003-04 season after winning the Rookie of the Year title at the conclusion of the 2002-03 season. She currently leads the Greyhounds in scoring (11.5) and rebounding (5.5). She shares this weeks award with Siena's Liene Jansone.

Dunn, a freshman guard, was selected after averaging 7.5, four rebounds, 1.5 assists and one steal over this weekends contests. She shot perfect 5-for-5 from the field over the two games and leads her class in scoring. She is sixth overall on the team with 4.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. This is Dunn's first MAAC award of her career and she shares the honor with Siena's Katelyn Dooley.

Scouting Report: The Pea Hens
Saint Peter's is led by Tenesha Seaton at 12.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. She is followed by Lindsay Gonzalez at 12.2 points, 5.8 assists and 2.1 steals per game. Shaka Cushnie is second in boards at 5.5, followed by Klaisha Lewis at 5.1.

For The Greyhounds
Loyola is currently led by Katie Scherle with 115. points and 5.5 rebounds per game. She is followed in both categories by Lauren Troupe at 10.8 and 5.3 respectively. In the points column, guards Krystle Harrington and Lindsay Cobb are third and fourth with 7.9 and 7.5 points per game respectively. On the boards, Jackie Valderas and Jill Glessner are tied for third with 3.3 per game each. In the assist column, Cobb leads with 3.7 a game. She is followed by Harrington with 3.5. Harrington is on top of steals with 2.5 per game while Valderas is at the top of blocked shots with 0.9 per game.

Scherle is currently shooting a team-best .536 from the floor while Troupe is tops for the charity stripe at .750. Jill Henn is best from three-point range at .303.

While hosting Niagara, sophomore Katie Scherle put together her second double-double of the season with 22 points and a season-high 13 rebounds. Against Bucknell, Scherle completed her first double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. In Loyola's first and third two game of season, Scherle was shy a double-double with nine points and 11 boards against American and 15 points and nine rebounds against Wake Forest.

Career Highlights
Jill Henn and Katie Scherle both hit career-highs against Canisius. Henn hit her high with 16, surpassing her former career mark by 10 points. Scherle posted 25 points for her new total.

Krystle Harrington hit a new career total in assists with nine against Siena. The Greyhounds posted 21 assists on 28 baskets against the Saints, who only accumulated nine total.

Harrington set a new point total by leading the Greyhounds at Maryland with 13 points.

Sophomore Kerri-Lynn Orsini blew up against Iona, scoring a career-high 16 points and pulling down another career-high seven boards. Orsini added an assist and a block to her stats against the Gaels as well.

Lauren Troupe hit her stride against Bucknell, scoring 22 points and adding seven rebounds for new career marks. She then broke her rebounding total against Manhattan with nine.