GW Women's Hoops Looks to Bounce Back Against Loyola
Colonials Host Greyhounds on Monday at 7 p.m.
Dec. 8, 2013
WHO: GW Women's Basketball (4-4)
WHAT: Game #9 vs. Loyola Greyhounds (2-6)
WHERE: Charles E. Smith Center (4,338), 600 22nd Street NW
Directions to Smith Center | Parking Options | Public Transportation
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.
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WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's basketball team hosts Loyola (Md.) on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Charles E. Smith Center.
GW (4-4) looks to bounce back from a 68-67 loss to Towson, which scored the game-winning free throw with two seconds remaining on Saturday at the Smith Center. Graduate student Megan Nipe led all scorers with 23 points against Towson and added nine rebounds. Nipe is the Atlantic 10's third-leading scorer, averaging 19.0 points per game. She has scored at least 20 points in four of eight games this season.
Grad student Danni Jackson is averaging 4.0 assists per game this season, which ranks seventh in the A-10, she is on pace to become the seventh Colonial ever with 400 assists in her career. Jackson also moved into GW's top-25 scoring leaders on Saturday, tying Petra Dubovcova ('01) for 24th with 1,043 career points.
Loyola (2-6) is coming off a 65-59 loss at Mount St. Mary's on Saturday. Kara Marshall led four Greyhounds in double figures with 24 points on 6-of-9 shooting from three-point range, and Nai Brown scored 12 points to go with a game-high nine rebounds.
Marshall paces Loyola with 14.3 points per game, while Brown is averaging 12.6 ppg. Tiffany Padgett is the Greyhounds' top rebounder with 6.3 boards per contest. Loyola ranks last in the Patriot League in offense, averaging 57.1 points per game as a team. The Greyhounds have been outscored by an average of 8.5 ppg this season.
In its first season in the Patriot League, Loyola was picked to finish eighth out of 10 teams in the conference's preseason poll after posting a 12-18 record in 2012-13. The Greyhounds lost three starters from that team, including leading scorer and two-time MAAC Defensive Player of the Year Katie Sheahin.
GW is 11-1 all-time against Loyola, but the Greyhounds won the last meeting between the two teams, 70-62, on Dec. 18, 2011, despite four Colonials scoring in double figures.
The Colonials continue their seven-game homestand on Saturday, when they host Morgan State at 2 p.m.