Women's Basketball Takes on Fairfield in Final Regular Season Game

Feb. 28, 2004

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Today's Game
Today Loyola plays host to Fairfield in their final regular season game. The two teams, along with Saint Peter's are at 8-9 in the conference. Tie breaking procedures place Fairfield at fifth, Saint Peter's at sixth and Loyola seventh in the conference.

The Series vs. Fairfield
The Stags hold a 21-13 advantage over the Greyhounds in a series that began in 1979. The last Loyola victory over Fairfield came in Candy Cage's first season with a 90-82 score at Reitz Arena.

Last Time vs. The Stags
BRIDGEPORT, CT- Loyola was unable to overcome four Fairfield University women's basketball players netting double figures in a 66-58 loss, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) game at the Arena at Harbor Yard, on Sunday afternoon.

In the first half, the Greyhounds went on a 10-1 run, and held the Stags scoreless for close to eight minutes to take an 18-11 lead with 8:30 left until halftime. Lauren Troupe nailed two of her game-high four three point baskets in the run. Fairfield ended the Loyola run with a 3-pointer by Schrene Isidora at the 5:21 mark to cut the lead to 18-14.

Isidora's three sparked the Stags to a 9-2 run, which tied the ballgame at 20-20, with 2:48 left in the half. The two teams would trade made free throws, and the Greyhounds would head into the locker room with a 24-22 lead.

In the second half, there were three ties before the first media time out at the 14:19 mark, as both teams couldn't gain an advantage. However, the Stags were able to gain the momentum, with the score 42-40, a Dash put back would ignite a 15-4 run that would give Fairfield a 55-46 lead at the 5:06 mark of the second stanza.

The Greyhounds (8-9, 4-4 MAAC) were led by Troupe who posted a game-high 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field, while grabbing eight rebounds. Katie Scherle added six points and grabbed 11 boards.

Cathy Dash and Candice Lindsay led the way for Fairfield (5-13, 3-5 MAAC) with 12 points apiece. Janelle McManus chipped in with 11 points, on 7-of-9 from the free throw line. Isidora added 10 points and five rebounds.

Fairfield went to the charity stripe 37 times in Sunday's contest to Loyola nine. The Stags made 25 of those attempts.

Greyhounds Last Time Out
BALTIMORE, MD - Krystle Harrington scored a career-high 20 points, along with two other Loyola players in double digits to lead the Greyhounds over Saint Peter's, 60-49, at Reitz Arena Wednesday evening. The win ties the two teams for fifth place in the Metro

Atlantic Athletic Conference with both teams recording 8-9 records in conference play.Throughout the first half, the two teams battled back and forth. Saint Peter's broke a 8-8 tie with seven straight points, five from Lindsey Gonzalez for the lead. Loyola's Lindsay Cobb answered back for a 13-10 score before Gonzalez added to her points totals with a jump shot at 11:33 for a 15-10 Pea Hens lead. The squads continued to battle the Greyhounds getting within one of SPC with a layup by freshman Meghan Wood at 9:19. SPC's Tonya Vance answered back but Ebony Toliver brought it back within one, 17-16, at 8:44. The Pea Hen's worked over the next five minutes to build up as much as a seven point lead with 2:55 remaining in the half. But the Greyhounds continued to fight as well, going on a 5-0 run to close out the half for Saint Peter's slim 28-26 lead.

The teams exchanged the lead six times in the first 12 minutes of the second half, with the Greyhounds getting up as much as six before Loyola went on an 18-5 run to finish the contest. Katie Scherle gave the Greyhounds a 45-44 advantage at the eight minute mark. Loyola followed Scherle's basket with seven more unanswered points, five by freshman Jill Glessner for a 52-44 Greyhound lead. The teams each hit two baskets, keeping Loyola up eight points with 5:05 remaining. Saint Peter's missed their last seven shots, hitting just one free-throw in the final five minutes while the Greyhounds went 2-for-4 from the line and nailed one more basket to earn the 60-49 victory.

Sophomore point-guard Harrington scored a career-high 20 points in the victory. She was followed in double-digits by Glessner with 12 points and seven rebounds and Scherle with 10 points and a game-high eight rebounds. Cobb added seven points and seven assists.

Gonzalez led the Pea Hens with 17 points and Tyonna Vance with 12. Shaka Cushnie and Elyse Siciliano each pulled down a team-high seven boards. The Greyhounds held SPC center Tanesha Seaton to just six points and three rebounds.

Although Saint Peter's shot 56.5% from the floor in the first half, Loyola outshot them overall 48.1% to 36.2%. The Pea Hen's hit just 8-of-35 in the second half. The Greyhounds committed just 10 turnovers and 10 fouls total in the victory.

The win was the first for three-year head coach Candy Cage over the Pea Hens.

Scouting Report: The Stags
Fairfield is 10-17 overall this season and 8-9 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. They are led by Janelle McManus who is averaging 12.0 points and 3.7 assists per game. She is followed in scoring by Scherene Isidora at 9.7 points. Cathy Dash is first on the team in rebounding with an average of 6.6 boards a game. She is followed by freshman Candice Lindsay with 5.6 a game.

For The Greyhounds
Katie Scherle continues to lead the squad in scoring with her 11.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. She is followed in both categories by Lauren Troupe with 10.2 points and 5.3 boards a game. Guards Krystle Harrington and Lindsay Cobb are third and fourth in scoring with 7.8 and 7.8 respectively. The duo rank first and second in the assist column with an average of 3.9 and 3.8 a game with Cobb ahead of Harrington. Freshman Jill Glessner is sixth in scoring (4.7), third in rebounding (4.1) , assists with (1.9), and steals (1.2). Jackie Valderas is fifth in scoring with 4.8 points per game, fourth in rebounds with 3.7 and first in blocks with one a game.

On a Roll
Freshman Jill Glessner has scored double-digits in Loyola last four games with 10 against Marist, 12 at Niagara, a career-high 13 at Canisius and 12 against Saint Peter's. Glessner is averaging 11.8 points in those four games for the Greyhounds.

Career Highlights
Against Saint Peter's, Krystle Harrington hit a new career-high in points with 20.

Jill Glessner hit new career-highs in points against both Niagara (12) and Canisius (13). Ebony Toliver also set a new career mark with eight points against the Griffs.

Jackie Valderas and Jill Glessner each hit career-highs in scoring with 14 for Valderas and 10 for Glessner at home against Marist.

Jill Henn and Katie Scherle both hit career-highs against Canisius. Henn hit her high with 16, surpassing her former career mark by 10 points. Scherle posted 25 points for her new total.

Krystle Harrington hit a new career total in assists with nine against Siena. The Greyhounds posted 21 assists on 28 baskets against the Saints, who only accumulated nine total.

Harrington set a new point total by leading the Greyhounds at Maryland with 13 points.

Sophomore Kerri-Lynn Orsini blew up against Iona, scoring a career-high 16 points and pulling down another career-high seven boards. Orsini added an assist and a block to her stats against the Gaels as well.

Lauren Troupe hit her stride against Bucknell, scoring 22 points and adding seven rebounds for new career marks. She then broke her rebounding total against Manhattan with nine.