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Leopards Take on Loyola Wednesday Night

Jan. 14, 2014

Game Notes
Lafayette vs. Loyola
Wednesday Jan. 15 | 7 p.m. ET
Kirby Sports Center
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Game Notes

Opening Tip
Lafayette returns to Kirby Sports Center on Wednesday night, when the Leopards host Patriot League newcomer Loyola at 7 p.m. The Maroon and White are coming off of their first league win of the season. The Greyhounds also picked up their first Patriot League win over Lehigh on Saturday.

Last time Out
Kelly Loughney's career afternoon and Emily Homan's 20 points powered the Leopards in a come from behind victory on Saturday. Lafayette erased an eight point halftime deficit and came away with a 68-64 victory. Loughney scored a career best 20 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds to finish with her first double-double of the season. The victory snapped Lafayette's season-high six game losing streak.

Block Party
Senior Danielle Fiacco continues to increase her record for career blocks at Lafayette, while closing in on the top spot in Patriot League history. Fiacco needs just seven blocks to pass Hope Foster of Bucknell for the most blocks in league history. The senior currently ranks sixth in the country with 3.6 blocks per game and is the nation's active leader with 338 career blocks.

Loughed In
Senior Kelly Loughney had her best game in a Lafayette uniform during Saturday's 68-63 win over Boston University. Loughney posted her first career double-double, finishing with 20 points and 13 rebounds, both career bests.

Against the Greyhounds
Today marks the first matchup between the schools as Patriot League opponents. Loyola holds a 3-1 advantage in the all-time series. The schools last met in 2003, with the Greyhounds taking a 78-51 win.

Scouting Loyola
Junior Nai Brown leads the Greyhounds as she averages 15.3 points and 5.5 rebounds in 15 games this season. Lisa Mirarchi leads the team in assists, dishing out an average of 2.7 per game, as well as steals with 1.5 per game while logging a team high 32.8 minutes per game. Mirarchi has made 51-56 free throws, also a team high.

Coaching Matchup
Dianne Nolan is in her fourth season as head of the Leopards sporting a 37-68 mark. Joe Logan has been the head man for the Greyhounds since 2005-2006 campaign, he holds a 125-134 record in his time on the sideline.

Looking Ahead
 The Maroon and White remain at home on Saturday Jan. 18 to tip off against American at 2 p.m. Lafayette is back on the road at Holy Cross on Jan. 22.

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