Loyola’s Brewer leads ‘Pack to season sweep of UNO

Sat, 01/08/2011

New Orleans, La.- Loyola’s Jasmine Brewer scored eight of her team high 17 points in the first four minutes of the game as the Wolfpack defeated UNO 69-56 in women’s basketball Saturday afternoon in The Den.

Loyola never trailed in the game as Brewer dropped in the first eight points of the contest before UNO ever scored. The Lady Privateers got on the board with a Dinnelle Cormier field goal at the 14:53 mark to make it 8-2.

Later in the half, the Lady Privateers cut the Wolfpack lead to five with a three pointer by Megan Buckley with 8:42 remaining.

Jackie Padilla answered for Loyola with a three point play off an assist from Kevia Council that sparked a 12-0 run. Megan Berner capped the rally with a bucket off another assist from Council to give Loyola a 26-11 advantage with 4:36 left in the half.

UNO outscored Loyola 11-5 over the last four minutes of the stanza to send the teams to the break at 31-22.

Loyola took command of the contest in the opening minutes of the second half with a 12-2 run. Molly Emig pushed the lead to double digits with a bucket at the 18:48 mark. Later, Emig gave the Wolfpack their biggest lead of the game with a three pointer that made the score 43-24 with 15:36 to play. UNO never threatened the rest of the way and Loyola cruised to their second win over the Lady Privateers this season.

Amy Sprout had career highs with 15 points and 13 rebounds. It was her third double double of the season, her second against UNO. Council was an assist shy of her own double double as she grabbed 10 rebounds and dished nine assists on the afternoon. Berner added 13 points for Loyola (11-4).

Cormier led UNO (1-14) with a game high 19 points. Buckley had 14 for the Lady Privateers to round out the leaders.

While the Lady Privateers outshot the Wolfpack 43.6% to 38.7%, Loyola enjoyed a sizeable advantage on the boards, grabbing 40 rebounds compared to UNO’s 33. Loyola forced 19 UNO turnovers and committed a season low 12.

The victory gave Loyola the season sweep over cross town rival UNO. The Wolfpack defeated the Lady Privateers 76-48 on December 11 at the Lakefront Arena.

Loyola (11-4) has won four out of the last five games and opens Southern States Conference play on Thursday, January 13 at Spring Hill. Tip off is slated for 5:30 p.m.

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