Women's Basketball Returns Home to Host Saint Peter's Thursday

Feb. 7, 2007

Baltimore, Md. - The Greyhounds return home after a three-game road stretch to host Saint Peter's Thursday night in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action. The Peahens (10-11, 6-6) are the only team in the MAAC that the Greyhounds (13-9, 8-4) have yet to face this season.

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Senior Jill Glessner continues to lead Loyola in scoring at 14.7 points per game. She also averages a team-high 2.9 assists per game, is second in steals with 1.5 and third in rebounds at 5.4. Vika Sholokhova leads the team in rebounds with 7.1 a game while following Glessner in the scoring column at 10.6 points per game. Brittany Dunn is third in scoring with an average of 10.2 points an outing. She leads the team in steals with two a game on average and is second in assists with 2.7 a game. Meghan Wood rounds out the top scorers with 9.7 points a game and is second in rebounds with 6.7 an outing. The remaining `Hounds average between 5.9 and 1.1 points per game.

Saint Peter's Tania Kennedy leads the team in scoring with 13 points a game. She's followed by Lauma Reke, who did not appear in the Iona game, at 10.2 points and a team-high 5.5 rebounds a game. Johnell Burts is third in scoring at 8.3 points per game but leads the team in both assists (5.8) and steals (1.9). Eleyse Siciliano averages 8.3 points and a team-second 5.2 boards a game. The remaining Peahens range in scoring from 7.9 points to zero points per game.

Series Record: 11-33
Current Streak: Saint Peter's +1
The teams have split the series the last three seasons with each team winning at home. The Greyhounds have more luck at home versus the Peahens, winning eight of 19 games in Reitz Arena and just one of 17 in Jersey City, N.J

Saint Peter's and Loyola did not face a single common opponent in their non-conference schedule but each have faced all eight conference opponents at least once before facing each other. Below is how each team fared against these opponents.
Opponent - Loyola - Saint Peter's
Marist - L, 60-50 - L, 69-58
Rider - W, 70-59 - W, 71-51,W, 71-56
Siena - W, 60-53, W, 71-54 - L, 66-60, W, 51-49
Fairfield - L, 57-54, L, 63-51 - L, 78-70
Manhattan - W, 66-56, W, 61-45 - W, 75-53
Niagara - W, 91-53, W, 65-56 - W, 56-52
Iona - W, 73-68 - W, 52-47
Canisius - L, 61-53 - L, 71-61