(New Orleans, La.) The Loyola University New Orleans women’s basketball team (8-12, 5-7) will look to end their three game losing streak when they take on William Carey University (7-13, 3-9) this Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
This will be the second meeting between the Lady Saders and the Wolf Pack as Loyola emerged with a 64-61 victory when the two teams met up on January 10th at The Den. Sophomore Rebekah Greer drained a three pointer from the left wing with 21 seconds remaining to ensure a Wolf Pack victory. Janeicia Neely led Loyola with 14 on the night while William Carey’s Lauren Douglas, Erin Holifield, and Crystal Tucker all scored 13.
The Wolf Pack come into the matchup having lost three straight games to Faulkner, Belhaven, and AUM. The three straight losses have dropped Loyola into a tie for fifth place in the SSAC west standings. They are tied with Spring Hill and need to finish in the top five in order to qualify for the conference tournament. William Carey sits in seventh in the western division, two games behind Loyola and Spring Hill.
In Thursday night’s loss to AUM, Neely paced the Pack with 13 points and had a game high five assists. Junior Jasmine Brewer had her sixth double double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Brewer averages 15.7 points and 9.3 rebounds, both of which lead the Wolf Pack.
William Carey enters the game on an eight game losing streak, most recently losing to Xavier, 75-51. Erica Moore led the Lady Saders with 15 on the night. Moore is tied for the team lead in scoring with Vechatita Bonner as they both average 9.5 points a game. Bonner is tied with Tucker at 5.6 rebounds a game, which leads the team.