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Fairfield Overcomes Loyola, 66-58
Jan. 25, 2004
BRIDGEPORT, CT- Loyola was unable to overcome four Fairfield University women's basketball players netting double figures in a 66-58 loss, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) game at the Arena at Harbor Yard, on Sunday afternoon.
In the first half, the Greyhounds went on a 10-1 run, and held the Stags scoreless for close to eight minutes to take an 18-11 lead with 8:30 left until halftime. Lauren Troupe nailed two of her game-high four three point baskets in the run. Fairfield ended the Loyola run with a 3-pointer by Schrene Isidora at the 5:21 mark to cut the lead to 18-14.
Isidora's three sparked the Stags to a 9-2 run, which tied the ballgame at 20-20, with 2:48 left in the half. The two teams would trade made free throws, and the Greyhounds would head into the locker room with a 24-22 lead.
In the second half, there were three ties before the first media time out at the 14:19 mark, as both teams couldn't gain an advantage. However, the Stags were able to gain the momentum, with the score 42-40, a Dash put back would ignite a 15-4 run that would give Fairfield a 55-46 lead at the 5:06 mark of the second stanza.
The Greyhounds (8-9, 4-4 MAAC) were led by Troupe who posted a game-high 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field, while grabbing eight rebounds. Katie Scherle added six points and grabbed 11 boards.
Cathy Dash and Candice Lindsay led the way for Fairfield (5-13, 3-5 MAAC) with 12 points apiece. Janelle McManus chipped in with 11 points, on 7-of-9 from the free throw line. Isidora added 10 points and five rebounds.
Fairfield went to the charity stripe 37 times in Sunday's contest to Loyola nine. The Stags made 25 of those attempts.
Loyola will travel to Marist for their next game, on Thursday, Jan. 29.