(Hattiesburg, Ms.) Loyola University New Orleans women’s basketball team came back from a 13 point deficit in the first half and held on late to defeat William Carey University 67-64 Saturday night in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The Wolf Pack were able to snap a three game losing streak with the victory.
The two teams were tied at nine when the Lady Saders went on a 17-7 run led by Erica Moore. Moore scored six of her 12 points during the run while dishing out two of her five assists. William Carey pushed their lead to 13 with 1:35 remaining in the half when Crystal Tucker made a putback layup. However, Loyola went on a quick 7-0 run to end the half only down six.
Rebekah Greer scored five consecutive points to tie the game and then gave the Wolf Pack the lead with 15 minutes remaining in the game. The Wolf Pack held the lead until Amber Jackson made a layup with 40 seconds remaining to tie the game. Moore committed a foul on the Wolf Pack’s next possession and Janeicia Neely hit two free throws to give Loyola the lead again.
The Wolf Pack closed the game by making six consecutive free throws.
Megen Berner led the team with 16 points and eight rebounds. Jasminer Brewer tallied 15 points and Katie Youngblood came off the bench to provide a career high 13 points. Her previous high was 12 which she scored against Dillard on January 16th.
Tucker led the Lady Saders with 13 points and a game high nine rebounds. Jackson scored 11 and Vechatita Bonner hit for 10. Haleigh Arcement scored nine while picking up six assists.
Loyola (9-12, 6-7) moves into a three way tie for fourth place in the western division of the SSAC. Spring Hill and Belhaven are also 6-7 in conference games. William Carey (7-14, 3-10) remains in the bottom spot of the seven team division.
The Wolf Pack will be back in action on Thursday February 7th as they host Mobile at 5:30 in The Den.