CLEVELAND, Ga. – Sophomore guard Amy Moody scored a season-high 20 points to lead the Loyola University New Orleans women’s basketball team to a 97-53 victory over the Truett-McConnell Lady Bears on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Wolfpack improve to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference. With the win, Loyola set a new record winning the first five games of the season.
Senior guard Keiva Council notched 16 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and four steals while sophomore Jasmine Brewer added 15 points and five rebounds for the ‘Pack.
Loyola forced 27 turnovers converting those into 23 points. The Wolfpack also dominated with 60 points in the paint while the Lady Bears only had 24.
The Wolfpack started the game forcing three turnovers in the first minute of play. Three pointers from Moody set the tone early as she scored the first nine of Loyola’s 11 points. With the score 17-10 at the 12:13 mark, an Amy Moody steal and three pointer put the ‘Pack on pace to go up 24-12 with Moody scoring 14 of the 24 points.
At the 7:29 mark, Loyola did not give up a field goal for the rest of the half. The only points the Truett-McConnell Lady Bears scored were free throws. With the score 29-15, the Loyola offense went on a scoring rampage scoring 20 more points ending the half 49-18.
The second half began much like the first with a Janecia Neely steal and a Brewer layup. Both teams traded baskets for the next couple of possessions until Moody would hit another shot behind the arch. The Lady Bears quickly responded with a shot of their own with the score 56-24 at the 16:41 mark.
After a Wolfpack timeout, senior Amy Sprout forced a Bears Turnover and went coast-to-coast for a layup. At the 14:21 mark, Loyola was now on a 6-0 run after a Brewer field goal. Truett-McConnell converted on their field goal attempts but another Wolfpack steal and basket put the ‘Pack up 66-28.
Loyola continued to tear through the Lady Bears as Council connected on back-to-back field goals with the score 80-35 at the 6:43 mark. Truett-McConnell never got the best of Loyola as the ‘Pack took the game with a final score of 97-53.
Kelsey Montgomery led the Lady Bears with 20 points while Natalie Johnson added 10.
Next up the ‘Pack returns to The DEN to take on Louisiana College Tuesday evening. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. (CST).
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