Three-Game Road Swing Begins Saturday For Women's Basketball, At Army
|Opponent||Army West Point Black Knights|
|Date||Saturday, January 27, 2018|
|Location||West Point, N.Y. | Christl Arena|
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Loyola Greyhounds (6-14, 4-5 Patriot League)
Loyola is on a three-game win streak and has won four of its last six.
The Greyhounds are embarking on a three-game road swing, traveling to Army West Point, Holy Cross and American, before returning to Reitz Arena on Saturday, Feb. 10 for Women In Sports Day.
Through the first half of Patriot League play, the Greyhounds have earned at least a split of this year's season series with four teams: Holy Cross, Bucknell, Colgate, Lehigh.
Stephanie Karcz recorded the program's first triple double against Colgate on Sunday, recording 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists - one shy of tying the school record.
Karcz was named this week's Patriot League Player of the Week after posting a near triple-double in Loyola's upset win at Bucknell and then a triple double against Colgate.
In Wednesday's win over Lehigh, Karcz recorded 16 points, six rebounds, six steals and six assists. She's ranked ninth in the NCAA in steals (69) and 17th in rebounds (211).
Alexis Gray tied the program's record for 3-pointers made in a game against Colgate, knocking down seven to also tie a career-high 21 points in the game. She followed it up by draining the game-winning trey with less than three seconds to play vs. Lehigh.
Karcz is the only player averaging a double-double in Patriot League play this season, while she's one of two players in the League averaging a double double on the season. In conference only games, she leads all League players with 13.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 4.0 steals per game, while she's ranked third in scoring, with 15.8 points per game.
For the season overall, Karcz leads the League in steals per game (3.5) and is second in rebounds (10.6), third in points (15.3) and fourth in assists (3.4) per game.
Freshman Isabella Therien joins Karcz in the top-10 of the League's scoring leaders and is the top-ranked rookie in scoring. Overall, she's sixth with 14.6 points per game.
Army West Point (10-10, 3-6 Patriot League)
Army snapped a three-game losing streak with a 62-54 win at Colgate Wednesday.
Madison Hovren leads the Black Knights with 14.1 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.
Aliyah Murray is second on the team with 10.6 points per game, while she leads the squad with 46 steals.
Army West Point leads the all-time series, 10-5, and earned a 69-62 victory earlier this season at Reitz Arena.
When playing at Army, the Black Knights hold a 6-2 advantage in the series.
In a series that dates back to 2008, Loyola earned four of the first five wins, but the Black Knights then went on a seven-game win streak once Loyola joined the Patriot League, sweeping each of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 series.
The Greyhounds earned their first League victory over Army West Point last year, as the two teams split the season series.
Army West Point earned a 69-62 victory earlier this season at Reitz Arena.
The Greyhounds used a 9-2 run to pull within two of the Black Knights late in the fourth quarter, at 64-62, but Army shutout Loyola for the final 1:20 to hold on for the win.
Freshman Isabella Therien contributed a personal-best 21 points in the contest and sophomore Stephanie Karcz had a double-double of 10 points and a game-high 15 rebounds in the contest.
Alexis Gray chipped in 14 points for Loyola and freshman Delaney Connolly tied her personal-best with 11 points.
Ashley Hunter contributed a game-high three blocks.
For Army, Aliyah Murray had a game-high 23 points, while Madison Hovren had 18 points and 13 rebounds.
Loyola remains on the road for two more games. The Greyhounds will head to to Holy Cross (Saturday, 3 p.m.) and American (Wednesday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.).
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