Dec. 1, 2008
EDISON, N.J. - Loyola junior forward Kaitlin Grant was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's Player of the Week for her efforts in the Greyhounds' come-from-behind victory on Saturday against Bucknell, the conference office announced today.
Grant led Loyola (3-2) in scoring for the second game in a row, totaling 19 points. She also topped the Greyhounds in rebounding for the fourth-straight game, pulling down nine boards.
Grant scored 13 of her points in the first half, as the Greyhounds took a 26-20 lead at the break. Grant scored six of the first half's final eight points, leading Loyola's 8-0 run to open up the six-point lead.
Bucknell, however, rallied to start the second half, going ahead by 10, 42-32, with just over 10 minutes to play.
Grant was reinserted into the game and scored six points, and had a crucial assist on a Meredith Tolley 3-pointer, as Loyola went on a 16-0 run to take the lead and go on to a 61-52 victory.
Grant leads the team this season in scoring (14.2), rebounding (8.4) and field-goal percentage (.553) and free-throw percentage (.853). She is second in the conference in rebounds per game, fourth in field-goal percentage and fifth in points per game.
The award is the first of Grant's career and the first this season for the Greyhounds.