Feb. 10, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - The Greyhounds return to the road Sunday, traveling to Siena. Currently the Greyhounds are in third place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and are looking to add to their win total. With a win, Loyola will eclipse nine conference wins for the first time since the 2000-01 season when it finished 12-6 in the conference.
Siena holds a 22-15 advantage in the series with Loyola. The teams have split the MAAC series seven of the last 10 seasons. Siena swept the series in the remaining three seasons. The Greyhounds haven't swept the Saints since the 1994-95 season when the NCAA Tournament bound Loyola squad topped Siena by scores of 102-98 in overtime and 76-54.
THE LAST TIME THEY MET
Lauren Troupe shot 70% from the floor, scoring 17 points and pulling down seven rebounds to lead Loyola to a 74-59 victory over the Saints on Jan. 22, 2006. Troupe was followed in scoring by Jill Glessner's 15 points and eight rebounds. Brittany Dunn added 10 points while Vanessa Ruffin and Jackie Valderas each score eight. The Saints were led by Laura Menty's 20 points. Katelyn Dooley added 14. The Greyhounds recorded 22 assists on 29 baskets and added seven blocks and seven steals.
SCOUTING THE SAINTS
Siena is led in scoring by Laura Menty's 13.7 points per game. She's followed by Katelyn Dooley's even 12 points per game. Whitney Cave and Lauren Surber rank third and fourth with 9.4 and 8.8 points per game respectively. Cave leads the Saints on the boards with 8.5 rebounds per game. Dooley and Surber top the team in assists with 2.9 and 2.6 per game respectively.
ABOUT THE `HOUNDS
Lauren Troupe remains in the lead for the Greyhounds in scoring with a season-high average of 11.0 points per game. She is second on the team in rebounds at 5.3. Jill Glessner also averages double-digits in scoring with 10.4 points per game. Jackie Valderas is just shy of averaging double-figures at 9.6 points per game. Valderas leads the team in rebounds at 6.5 per game and in blocks with a total of 31 this season. Krystle Harrington and Brittany Dunn round out scoring with 9.4 points per game. Harrington is the squads assist leader at 4.4 per game while Dunn leads in steals with two a game.