Women's Basketball Faces Liberty in First Round of Lafayette Holiday Classic

Dec. 26, 2003

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About Today's Game
Today's game pits the 4-5 Lady Flames of Liberty University against the 3-5 Greyhounds of Loyola in the opening round of the Lafayette Holiday Classic.

The Series
Today's game will be the first ever meeting between the Lady Flames of Liberty and the Greyhounds of Loyola College.

Greyhounds Last Time Out
WASHINGTON, DC - Georgetown fended off a second-half assault from Loyola as Rebekkah Brunson scored 31 points and pulled down 21 rebounds to lead the Hoyas over the Greyhounds, 70-53, Saturday afternoon in McDonough Gym. Georgetown improved to 5-2 with the win while Loyola fell to 3-5 on the season.

Georgetown went on a 17-0 run starting at 8:31 with a jumper by Brunson, holding Loyola scoreless for over six minutes before Krystle Harrington completed a three-point play at 2:11 for a 32-15 score. The Hoyas continued their offensive efforts, getting up by as much as 21 in the closing minutes of play before freshman Ebony Toliver nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer for a 38-20 halftime score.

Loyola worked their offense in the second half, trailing by just nine points at 7:14 after 12 straight points from senior Lindsay Cobb. Cobb drained two threes and two jump shots in just over three minutes. The Hoyas built the lead back up to 13 before freshman Meghan Wood scored back-to-back jump shots to get the Greyhounds within nine again. But that was as close as it would come as Georgetown scored eight straight points to close the contest.

Brunson led the game in both scoring and rebounding. She was followed by Carmen Bruce with 11 and Mary Lisicky with 10 for Georgetown. Bruce also added seven rebounds and assists.

The Greyhounds were led by Cobb with 14 and Harrington with 11 points. Cobb also added six assists while Lauren Troupe pulled down a team-high six boards. Toliver scored a career-high seven points.

Scouting Report: The Lady Flames
Liberty is led by junior Katie Feenstra with a near double-double at 18.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. She is followed by Rima Margeviciute with 9.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Kristal Tharp and Daina Staugaitiene round out the top four with 8.8 and 8.6 points per game.

The Lady Flames have been off since Dec. 14. They post a 4-5 record overall with wins over Virginia Commonwealth (62-43), South Carolina State (75-52), New Hampshire (84-64) and Norfolk State (76-54).

For The Greyhounds
Sophomore Lauren Troupe continues to lead the Greyhounds with 10.8 points per game. She also averages a team second best 5.6 rebounds a game. She is followed by Katie Scherle at 8.1 points and a team-high 6.1 boards a game. Guards Krystle Harrington and Lindsay Cobb round out the top spots at 7.9 points per game each. Cobb is first in assists with 3.4 per game and is followed by Harrington with 2.9.