Women's Basketball Travels to Georgia for Back-to-Back Conference Games

Thu, 01/05/2012

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Loyola University New Orleans women’s basketball team (11-1, 3-1 SSAC) will travel to Brewton-Parker (6-6, 1-2 SSAC) on Friday and Southern Poly (1-11, 0-3 SSAC) on Saturday. Tipoff is slated for 4:30 CT and 2:00 CT on Saturday.

“It is a big weekend in our conference,” said head coach Kellie Kennedy. “I’m excited to get back to conference play. This is going to be a tough road swing and a big challenge for our team.”

Both Loyola and Brewton-Parker won their last games as the Wolfpack defeated the University of New Orleans 82-54 in The DEN last Monday, while the Lady Barons triumphed over Edward Waters (Fla.) 70-68) at home. Friday’s game marks the first meeting between the two teams.

In Monday’s win against the Lady Privateers, the ‘Pack forced 19 turnovers and converted those into 24 points Sophomore Jasmine Brewer led the team with her second double-double on the season with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Three of her teammates also contributed double-digit figures as senior Keiva Council scored 19, Sophomore Amy Moody had 13, and freshman Callie McNally added 10.

Brewton-Parker won its last contest against Edward Waters (Fla.) after a four game losing streak. The Lady Barons are 4-3 at home this season. Junior Ashley White leads Brewton-Parker in scoring with 16.5 points per game. She is the only player on the team who averages double-digits.

Saturday’s game is the third matchup between Southern Poly and Loyola. The Lady Hornets lead the series 3-0. The last time Loyola and Southern Poly met was in the conference championship last year. The Lady Hornets took the game 60-44.

Southern Poly is coming off a 58-76 home loss at Xavier (La.) last Tuesday. The Lady Hornets turned the ball over 20 times while only having nine assists. Junior Tara Hay led Southern Poly with 25 points. She was followed by junior Dominique Smith who added 13 and freshman Jacqueline Schadeck who had 10. Senior forward Chase Morgan contributed a game-high 14 rebounds.

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