Feb. 24, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - This week the Greyhounds play in their final regular season contests, traveling to Rider Thursday and Fairfield Saturday. After its win on Wednesday night, Loyola sits just ahead of both of these teams at fifth place while Fairfield is sixth and Rider seventh.
Loyola holds a 16-6 advantage in the series with the Broncs. The Greyhounds have won the last three straight games, 71-55 in Reitz Arena this season, 79-65 in the first round of the 2003-04 MAAC Tournament and 64-57 in Reitz Arena earlier that season. The last Rider win over Loyola was also in 2003-04, 73-55 at Alumni Gym.
The Stags hold a 22-14 advantage in the series with Loyola. Fairfield earned a victory at Reitz Arena in late January, 68-54 while the Greyhounds last win in the series was 60-49 on Feb. 29, 2004 at Reitz Arena.
Junior Katie Scherle continues to lead the Greyhounds in both scoring and rebounding for the second consecutive season. She averages 11.3 points and 6.7 rebounds a game. Classmate Krystle Harrington follows in scoring at 9.2 points a game with team-highs of 4.6 assists and 2.1 steals a game. Jackie Valderas has moved into third in scoring at 8.4 points and is second on the boards with an average of five a game. While Lauren Troupe is close by in both categories with 8.2 points and 4.5 rebounds a game.
Rider posts three players in double figures with Leanne Moore leading at 12.1 points a game. Becky Hower trails by just .1 points while Katie Hall is third at 10.5 points a game. Kara Borel lead in the boards with 6.8 a game while Moore is close behind at 6.3. The Broncs have four players averaging nearly or over 60 assists. Borel leads at 66, followed by Chris Catalonotto and Hower at 63 and Moore at 59.
Janelle McManus leads Fairfield in points and assists with 13.9 and 4.2 a game respectively. Cathy Dash follows in scoring at 11.6 but leads her team in rebounding with an average of 7.5 a game. Candice Lindsay follows her in both categories with 9.1 points and 6.1 rebounds a game. Ivan Pudrug has compiled a team high of 31 blocks this season.