Loyola women drop 1st game in MAAC, 49-41, to Fairfield

January 02, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Gail Strumpf scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds as Fairfield downed Loyola, 49-41, yesterday in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference women's game.

Strumpf was the only player to score in double figures for the Stags (5-4, 1-0), who held the Greyhounds (7-2, 0-1) to 25 percent shooting (7-for-28) in the second half.

Loyola also missed 12 of 14 three-point attempts in failing to hold a three-point lead at halftime. Loyola led 21-18 at intermission, but Fairfield took control by shooting 59 percent (10-for-17) in the second half.

Corey Hewitt's 14 points led the Greyhounds. Mary Anne Kirsch added 11 points, and Erica Rath, 10.

LOYOLA -- Mosley 1-10 0-4 2, Rath 4-11 2-2 10, Kirsch 4-12 3-4 11, Hewitt 4-12 4-4 14, Cooney 0-2 0-0 0, Cohen 0-1 0-0 0, Slater 0-1 0-0 0, Bongard 0-4 0-0 0, Peterkin 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 15-58 9-14 41.

FAIRFIELD -- Ranaldo 3-4 0-0 6, Strumpf 5-12 4-6 14, Tapley 1-4 2-2 4, Schiano 2-5 0-2 4, Natale 1-2 2-2 5, Nicholas 2-8 4-7 8, Light 2-3 1-2 6, Friel 1-2 0-0 2, Lemon 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 17-43 13-21 49.

Halftime--Loyola 21-18. 3-point goals--L 2-14 (Hewitt 2-9, Cohen 0-1, Bongard 0-3, Peterkin 0-1). F 2-3 (Tapley 0-1, Natale 1-1, Light 1-1). Rebounds--L 35 (Kirsch 11), F 42 (Strumpf, Nicholas 10). Assists--L 10 (Mosley 4), F 11 (Tapley, Nicholas 3). Total fouls--L 20, F 14. A--747.

Pub Date: 1/02/99

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