Lafayette Opens Season vs. Loyola Chicago
Nov. 8, 2012
The Lafayette women’s basketball team opens up its 2012-13 season inside Kirby Sports Center, taking on the Loyola Chicago Ramblers. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. The Leopards (0-0) and Ramblers (0-0) will meet for the first time ever.
Danielle Fiacco posted her 11th double-double of the season with 12 points and a game-best 11 rebounds. Emily Homan matched Fiacco with 12 points to split the team high in scoring. Melissa Downey ’12 added seven points in her final collegiate game as well as a team-high four assists, and Linnel Macklin scored five. Sarah McGorry ’12 capped her career with four points, and Ashley Springer also netted four. Maddie Peabody and Samantha Jordan each tallied three, and Brya Freeland and Madeline Fahan scored two points apiece. As a team, the Leopards shot 19-for-47 (40.4 percent) from the floor, 1-for-5 (20 percent) from three-point range and 15-for-19 (78.9 percent) from the free throw line. American was 21-for-51 (41.2 percent) from the field, 5-for-16 (31.3 percent) from downtown and 12-for-18 (66.7 percent) from the stripe. Patriot League Player of the Year Lisa Strack led all players with 19 points. Fellow First Team All-Patriot League performer Alexis Dobbs added 17 for the Eagles. Lafayette held a 37-27 advantage on the glass en route to a 12-5 margin in second-chance points. American won the turnover battle, 20-14.
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