Women's Basketball Takes on Canisius Sunday

Feb. 4, 2006

Baltimore, Md. - The Greyhounds look to extend their win streak to six Sunday in a battle for second place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with the Canisius Golden Griffs. Both teams have an 8-3 conference record but Loyola currently holds the advantage in the standings having beaten Canisius just 10 days ago.

The series between the Golden Griffs and the Greyhounds is an even split at 19-19. The Greyhounds won the last meeting just 10 days ago, 71-53. Last season, the squads split the series with each team winning on the road.

After five lead exchanges and three ties, Loyola used an 8-0 run to close the first half with a 34-27 lead. Loyola held on to that advantage in the second half and got up by as much as 26 late in the second half. In the 71-53 final, Jackie Valderas scored a game-high 15 points. Katie Scherle added 12 while Brittany Dunn added 11 points and five steals. Lauren Troupe and Jill Glessner each added nine points. Jessie Lamparski scored a team-high 13 points for the Griffs.

Loyola is currently on a five game win streak, looking for their fifth consecutive win. The Greyhounds have not won five straight games since late in the 2000-01 season when they won six straight.

Megan Lyte currently leads the Griffs in scoring and rebounding with 12.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. She's followed in scoring by Becky Zak with 10.8 points per game. Abby Radunske follows in scoring at 8.1 points per game while Amanda Cavo added 7.7 points per game. Laura Granzow rounds out Canisius top five scorers at 7.2 points per game and averages a team second-best 5.1 rebounds a contest. Jessie Lamparski leads the team in assists with 4.3 a game.

Senior Lauren Troupe continues to lead her team in scoring with 11.7 points per game. She's followed by Jill Glessner at 10 points per game. Brittany Dunn and Jackie Valderas each score an average of 9.7 points per game. Valderas leads Loyola in rebounding at 6.9 per game while Troupe follows with 5.4 per game. Krystle Harrington rounds out the top five with 9.0 points per game and leads the team in assists with 4.6 per game.

Senior Katie Scherle is just three points away from 1,000 for her career. This season she is averaging 6.0 points per game.

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