Feb. 18, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - Monday night the Greyhounds start their final week of regular season play at Iona. Loyola is 16-9 overall and 11-4 in the MAAC while the Gaels are 16-10 overall and 11-4 in the MAAC. This is the second meeting between the two teams this season. Loyola won the first outing in the `06-07 series by a score of 73-68 in Baltimore, Md.
ABOUT THE `HOUNDSSenior Jill Glessner continues to lead Loyola in scoring at 14.8 points per game. She also averages a team-high three assists per game, is second in steals with 1.4 and third in rebounds at 5.6. Vika Sholokhova leads the team in rebounds with 7.8 a game while following Glessner in the scoring column at 12.1 points per game. Brittany Dunn is third in scoring with an average of 10.0 points an outing. She leads the team in steals with 1.9 a game on average and is second in assists with 2.7 a game. Meghan Wood rounds out the top scorers with 9.1 points a game and is second in rebounds with 6.7 an outing. The remaining `Hounds average between 5.6 and 1.3 points per game.
SCOUTING THE GAELSPreseason Player of the Year Martina Weber leads the Gaels in scoring and rebounding with 15.4 points and seven rebounds a game. Tiara Headen is second in both categories with 10.2 points and 6.2 rebounds a game. Lauren DeFlaco is just shy of 10 points a game at 9.5 while averaging a team-best 1.7 steals an outing. Toni Horvath leads the team in assists at 4.7.
SERIES RECORD VS. IONASeries Record: 30-9
Current Streak: Loyola +6
The Greyhounds have a 30-9 advantage in the series with the Gaels. Despite Iona winning the first three meetings, Loyola is 30-6 since. The Greyhounds have won the last six straight games including a 73-68 win at home on Jan. 25.
COMMON OPPONENTSIona and Loyola did not play any common opponents as a part of their non-conference schedules but at this point in the season, both have played all their MAAC opponents at least once.
Opponent - Loyola - Iona
Marist - L, 60-50 - L, 70-49Marist - W, 62-55Rider - W, 70-59 - W, 64-59Rider - W, 74-55Siena - W, 60-53 - WOT, 81-77Siena - W, 71-54 - L, 72-58Fairfield - L, 57-54 - W, 66-52Fairfield - L, 63-51Manhattan - W, 66-56 - W, 72-62Manhattan - W, 61-45 - W, 59-55Niagara - W, 91-53 - W, 65-55Niagara - W, 65-55 - W, 69-67Canisius - L, 61-53 - W, 66-63Canisius - W, 72-56Saint Peter's - W, 72-61 - W, 65-47Saint Peter's - L, 52-47
LAST TIME OUTIt was a total team effort as the Greyhounds topped Marist, 62-55. Vika Sholokhova led with 21 points and 11 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season. Jill Glessner added 16 points and eight boards.