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Women's Basketball Travels to Georgetown Saturday

Dec. 19, 2003

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About Todays's Game
Today's game pits the 3-4 Loyola Greyhounds against the 4-2 Hoyas of Georgetown University. The Hoyas have yet to win a game at home, falling to Richmond and Indiana. They have four wins on the road with victories, George Washington, Lafayette, George Mason and New Hampshire.

The Series
The Hoyas hold a 7-3 advantage in the series with Loyola including a 74-57 win at Reitz Arena last season. The last Loyola victory came in 1978 by a score of 56-53.

Last Time vs. The Hoyas
Dec. 21, 2002
Rebekkah Burnson scored 21 points and grabbed 10 boards to lead Georgetown over Loyola, 74-57, Saturday afternoon at Reitz Arena. The Hoyas had three more players in double figures in the win. Georgetown improved to 6-1 overall while Loyola falls to 5-4.

The first half of play was steady for both teams, Hoya holding a 35-28 lead at the break. Georgetown led the entire first half but with the Greyhounds close on their heels the entire 20 minutes. Loyola never gave Georgetown more than a 10 point lead but shot just 31% to the Hoyas 40%.

Brunson scored 12 of her 21 points in the second half of play as Georgetown pulled away from Loyola early. The Greyhounds fell behind by 11 at 18:15 after a layup by Brunson, and never got any closer.

Loyola shot just 29.7% from the field compared to Georgetown's 45%. The Greyhounds were 16-for-17 from the line while the Hoyas were just 17-for-25.

Four of the Hoyas five starters tallied double-digits, lead by Brunson's 21. Sophomore point guard Mary Lisicky scored 13 points for Georgetown and added five assists. Carmen Bruce and Sarah Jenkins added 11 and 10 points respectively. Georgetown's remaining starter Nok Duany scored nine points.

For Loyola, Shontrese Smith led with 12 points while Lindsay Cobb and Kate Scherle each added 11.

Greyhounds Last Time Out
BALTIMORE, MD - Delaware held Loyola to just 25 points, tying the second lowest score in school history, en route to a 54-25 victory at Reitz Arena Sunday afternoon. The Greyhounds fell to 3-4 on the season while the Fighting Blue Hens improved to 7-1 overall.

The Blue Hens opened the game with a six point run before senior Lindsay Cobb nailed a three-point basket at 16:11. Delaware would not allow Loyola to score again for almost eight minutes, going on a ten point run for a 16-3 lead at 9:36. Lauren Troupe ended the scoring drought for Loyola with her layup at 8:34. Delaware went on another run, this time for eight points in just under eight minutes before Katie Scherle scored Loyola's third basket for a 24-7 score with 53 seconds remaining. Tyressa Smith added one more shot for Delaware with 35 seconds remaining to close the half at 26-7 for a 19 point lead.

The second half was more of the same with Loyola not reaching double-digits until 10:28 on a pair of free-throws from Scherle at 10:28 for a 33-11 score. Delaware continued to pound away and led by as much as 33 points with 1:30 remaining on a layup by Smith. Brittany Dunn and Krystle Harrington brought the deficit down to 29 for a 54-25 final score.

Loyola scored just seven points in the first half to tie the lowest halftime score ever. It tied a record set on March 1, 1974 against Maryland and on December 9, 1995 against the University of Connecticut. The lowest score ever for the Greyhounds was 22 points against UConn in 1995 but Sunday's effort tied the December 5, 1987 effort against Delaware.

Loyola shot just 20% from the field overall, 13.6% in the first half while Delaware was 46.5% from the field. The Blue Hens out-rebounded the Greyhounds 46-29 but the Greyhounds committed just 22 turnovers to Delaware's 26.

Delaware was led by Tiffany Young with 12 points and Smith with 10 off the bench. Young, Tiara Malcom and Smith each pulled down seven rebounds for a game-high.Loyola was led by Scherle with eight points and Troupe with six points and five rebounds. Harrington recorded seven steals on the day.

Scouting Report: The Hoyas
Georgetown is led by All-America candidate Rebekkah Brunson with 17 points and 12 rebounds a game. She is followed by Mary Lisicky with 13.7 and Bethany leSueur at 12.3. Lisicky and LeSueur are tied in the assist column with three each a game while LeSueur leads in steals at 2.3 a game.

For The Greyhounds
Sophomore Lauren Troupe continues to lead the Greyhounds with 11.3 points per game. She also averages a team second best 5.6 rebounds a game. She is followed by Katie Scherle at 8.7 points and a team-high 6.9 boards a game. Guards Krystle Harrington and Lindsay Cobb round out the top spots at 7.4 and seven points per game respectively. Cobb and Harrington are the teams assists leaders at an average of three per game.