Women's Basketball Returns to Action

Dec. 20, 2005

Baltimore, Md. -

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After having more than a week off for finals week, the Loyola College women's basketball team is back in action against local rival Towson. Although Towson holds a 20-11 advantage in the series with Loyola, the Greyhounds have won six of the last seven meetings between the two teams.

Towson is currently 5-2 overall on the season. Their most recent win came Monday night as the Tigers defeated Kennesaw State, 67-52. Jamell Beasley led three Towson players in double-figures with 14 points and nine rebounds. Kelly Robinson added 12 points while Tanya West chipped in 10. Towson shot 49% from the field in the win but just 51.9% from the free-throw line.

On the season, Tierra Jackson leads the team in scoring with 14.3 points per game and is tied for the lead in rebounds with an average of seven a game. Alis Freeman, who has missed the last two games, is second in scoring with 11.8 points per game. Robinson adds an average of 8.3 points per game and tied Jackson with seven rebounds an outing.

Brittany Dunn continues to lead the Greyhounds in scoring this season with 12,3 points per game. She is followed closely by classmate Jill Glessner with 11.4 points per game. Jackie Valderas is also averaging double-figures with 10.4 points and a team best 7.4 rebounds a game. Lauren Troupe follows Valderas in that category with an average of 5.4 rebounds a game. Glessner is just behind Troupe with 5.3 rebounds a game. Valderas leads the team in both field-goal and free-throw percentage at .560 and .842 respectively. Krystle Harrington is the assist leader with 35 total