LMU Women Host Saint Mary's As WCC Play Begins

Dec. 27, 2017

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LOS ANGELES – West Coast Conference play begins for the Loyola Marymount women’s basketball team (8-3) as the Lions host the Saint Mary’s Gaels (7-4) on Thursday, Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. at Gersten Pavilion. Heading into conference action, LMU has the best record in the WCC as Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s and San Diego are each 7-4.

The Last Meeting
Saint Mary's57
Loyola Marymount72
February 16, 2017
Gersten Pavilion
Women's Basketball Blitzes Saint Mary's In Front of Energetic Crowd
The lead grew to as much as 31 points Thursday as Loyola Marymount handled Saint Mary's in front of 1835 people, mostly children who were in attendance for the team's annual Field Trip Day.

LMU will be hosting a special on-court promotion, The Diaper Derby, during Thursday night’s game. Five babies will participate in the contest as they will crawl/race across the court for the grand prize of dinner for two for their parents or guardians and LMU baby gear for themselves.

Date | Time: Thursday, Dec. 28 | 7 p.m. (PT)
Where: Gersten Pavilion
Live Stats: Live Stats
Live Stream: TheW.tv
LMU is 8-3 overall on the season with a 5-2 record at home and a 3-1 mark on the road. Junior Cheyanne Wallace leads the team in scoring with averages of 17.4 points (4th in WCC) and 7.4 rebounds (9th in WCC) per game. Gabby Green is the team’s second-leading scorer as she is averaging 15.4 points (6th in WCC), 6.5 rebounds (15th in WCC), 4.5 assists (5th in WCC) and 2.4 steals (3rd in WCC) per game.

Saint Mary’s has the second-highest scoring average (73.8 ppg) in the WCC so far this season, just edging LMU as the Lions are in third (73.0 ppg). The Gaels have the top field goal percentage in the conference as they are shooting 47.9 percent so far this season. Saint Mary’s is 7-4 on the season with a 4-1 record at home and a 1-3 record on the road.

The Lions last took the floor at SMU in Dallas, Texas on Dec. 20, suffering a 63-60 loss to the Mustangs at Moody Coliseum. LMU was in control for a majority of the contest, but SMU powered through with a strong second-half comeback to secure the victory.

LMU follows up Thursday night’s contest with another home game vs. the Pacific Tigers on Saturday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m.

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