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Women's Basketball Hosts Fairfield

Dec. 10, 2005

Baltimore, Md. -

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The Greyhounds look for their fifth straight win this season as they host Farfield Sunday afternoon as a part of a double header with the men's team. The women's squad will tip-off at 12:00.

The Greyhounds have won the last four straight games. The last time Loyola put together a four game streak was early in the 2002-03 season. Today, Loyola will look to add to that streak to make it five in a row for the first time since late in the 2000-01 season.

Fairfield has won six of the last seven outings between these two team and holds a 23-14 overall advantage in the series. The Greyhounds last victory over the Stags came on 2/29/04 by a score of 70-53. Their last win over Fairfield previous to that was an 90-82 victory in the 2001-02 season.

Fairfield comes into Sunday's game with a 3-3 overall record and a 1-0 mark in MAAC play after defeating Niagara 74-47 on Friday evening. Their other wins are over Ivy League members Harvard (71-58) and Yale (70-61) while the Stags losses came at the hands of Brown (72-62), Duke (110-44) and Hartford (71-48).

Against Niagara, Sabra Wrice led with 18 points while Candice Lindsay and Cara Murphy added 15 and 12 points respectively. Neither team shot well in the contest with Fairfield coming out on top 35.5% to 26.2%. The Stags outrebounded the Purple Eagles 57-42.

Lindsay currently leads Fairfield in scoring with an average of 11.2 points per game. She also adds a team second best 5.2 rebounds a contest. Wrice follows with 10.3 points a game and is the squads assist leader with 12 on the season. Baendu Lowenthal leads the team on the boards with an average of 6.2 per game.

Loyola is currently 4-2 after four straight wins including a 65-63 come from behind victory over Iona Friday night. In that contest the Greyhounds were led by sophomore Tynisha Davis with 14 points. She was followed by Krystle Harrington with 13 and Lauren Troupe and Jill Glessner with 11 points each. Jackie Valderas pulled down a team high 10 rebounds.

On the season Brittany Dunn continues to lead the team with an average of 12 points a game. She is followed by Glesser's 11.5 points a game. Valderas is third with 9.7 points per game and ranks first in rebounds with 7.3. Harrington is fourth in points at 8.7 a contest on average but leads in assists with 28.