For immediate release: December 8, 2012
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Cold shooting in second half hinders Pack women in loss to Dillard
(New Orleans, La.) Loyola University New Orleans converted only two field goals in the second half in a 62-47 loss to Dillard University in women’s basketball Saturday afternoon in The Den.
Loyola led the entire first half as Janeicia Neely made a pair of free throws on an administrative technical prior to the game starting. The Pack lead grew to as many as 16 points with a Megen Berner bucket off an assist by Neely to make the score 28-12 with 5:44 to play in the half. Dillard answered with a 12-2 run to cut the Loyola lead to 30-24 at the break.
In the second half, Dillard outscored the Wolf Pack 38-17 with Loyola going nearly 15 minutes without a field goal to open the half. Jasmine Brewer’s jumper with 5:01 remaining in the contest cut into the 52-43 Bleu Devil lead. Later, the Pack reduced to margin to eight points on a pair of Shayne Charles free throws. DU outscored Loyola 9-2 the rest of the way en route to the victory.
For Loyola (3-7), Shayne Charles was one point off a career high as the freshman finished with 16 points on 5 of 8 shooting. Brewer grabbed a team high 10 rebounds.
For Dillard (1-6), Shea Collins come off the bench to score 24 points. She converted 8 of 16 shots from behind the arc. Jazzmin Smith added a double double 20 points and 10 rebounds.
The Wolf Pack made 2 of 27 field goals for a clip of 7.4% and missed on all eight three point attempts in the second period. Loyola shot 21.3% from the field for the game. Dillard converted 38.2% from the field and 40.9% from distance in the contest.
Jasmine Brewer was honored after the game for recently scoring her 1,000 career point. She is currently 10th on the Loyola all-time scoring list.
Loyola will travel to Southern Mississippi for an exhibition on December 15. Tip off in Hattiesburg is slated for 4:30 p.m.
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