Loyola women’s hoops cruises to win over Truett-McConnell

Fri, 01/04/2013

(New Orleans) Jasmine Brewer was one of four Wolf Pack players in double figures, as her 17 points paced the team on their way to a 66-36 victory over Truett-McConnell Friday evening in The Den.

Brewer had a double-double while scoring 11 in the second half to stop any hopes of a comeback. Loyola iced the game in the second half by shooting 19 for 21 from the free throw line.  For the game the team shot 93% from the line including a perfect 11 for 11 from Brewer.

The Wolf Pack jumped out to an early lead by holding the Lady Bears to only 13 first half points.  Janeicia Neely almost outscored Truett-McConnell in the half herself, scoring 10 of her 14 points before intermission.

Loyola broke the game open in the first half scoring 13 consecutive points and holding the Lady Bears scoreless for 9:42 of game action.  The score was 9-7 after Holly Lester made a jumper at the 13:25 mark in the first half, but the team did not score again until Monica Hammond made a layup with 3:43 remaining in the half.  Loyola went on a run which included a three point shot from Neely and two long distance field goals from Shayne Charles.

The Wolf Pack defense was stingy all night holding Truett-McConnell to 26.9% shooting from the field and 12.5% shooting from beyond the arc.  They also collected misses, outrebounding Truett-McConnell 42-33.  Brewer completed her double-double by leading the team with 12 rebounds.

Charles scored 12 points and Megen Berner added 10 for the Wolf Pack.  Berner put the Wolf Pack up for good when she made a layup off a nice pass from Neely with 16:25 remaining in the first half.

For TMC (1-12, 0-4 SSAC), Kelsey Montgomery led with eight points.

Loyola (4-8, 2-4 SSAC) will be coming off their most convincing win of the year when they line up against Southern Wesleyan on Saturday, January 5th.  The matchup against the Lady Warriors will be at 3 p.m. in The Den.   

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