Loyola women move up in NAIA Top 25 Poll

Tue, 12/14/2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Loyola University New Orleans women’s basketball team received 20 votes in the second posting of the NAIA Women’s Division-I Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll as announced by the NAIA on Monday evening.

Loyola (8-3) doubled their votes from last week’s poll, putting the Maroon and Gold at 29th in the NAIA. The ‘Pack picked up a win on Saturday over city-rival UNO, taking down the Lady Privateers 76-58 at Lakefront Arena. Junior Keiva Council notched her second consecutive 20-point game in the win while junior Amy Sprout had 11 points and 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season.

Three SSAC East opponents were inside the Top 25, led by Lee University at No. 12. Southern Polytechnic State came in at No. 14 while Shorter University moved up two spots to No. 21.

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences. The next Top 25 poll will be announced on Dec. 13.

Loyola returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. for their final game before the holiday break when they host St.Thomas (Fla.) at The Den. STU (3-2) will be wrapping up a three-game road trip against LU after facing Spring Hill on Dec. 14 and Dillard on Dec. 16.

For the complete poll, please click here.

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