LOS ANGELES -- The Loyola Marymount women's basketball team (17-10, 9-7 WCC) will host its final home game of the season tonight against the Santa Clara Broncos (9-18, 5-11 WCC). The team's two graduating seniors, Makenzie Cast and NK Ilang, will be honored for their contributions during tonight's game.
|Date | Time:||Thursday, Feb. 22 | 7 p.m. (PT)|
|The Match-up:||LMU: ROSTER | SCHEDULE | STATS
Santa Clara: ROSTER | SCHEDULE | STATS
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Cast is wrapping up her fourth full season with the Lions. Entering tonight's game, she has played in a total of 109 games, scoring 679 points while grabbing 163 rebounds, dishing out 135 assists and snagging 53 steals. Cast has netted 167 total three-pointers during her four-year career, including a career-high this season with 55 so far. She is also averaging a career-high 8.5 points per game this season.
This marks Ilang's third and final season with the Lions. She has played in 54 games for LMU and has scored 130 points, pulled down 83 boards, and tallied 13 steals.
The Lions defeated Santa Clara on the road earlier this season, picking up a 65-51 victory on Jan. 4. Three Lions finished with double-figure scoring, as Gabby Green led the way with 11 points, five boards, four assists and two steals. Andee Velasco added 10 points and a game-high-tying seven assists while Cast finished with 10 points (3-5 3FG), three assists and two blocks. Bree Alford nearly tallied a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds, while Cierra Belvin added nine points and two steals for the Lions.
LMU outscored Santa Clara 32-17 in the paint on the night. The Lions shot 44.4 percent (8-of-18) while holding the Broncos to 31.3 percent (5-of-16) from long range. LMU also dished out 19 assists in the win.
Following today's matchup, the Lions travel to Stockton, Calif., for their last regular season game against the Pacific Tigers on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. WCC Tournament play begins at the end of next week in Las Vegas.
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