At the beginning of the school year, the Loyola women’s basketball team set three goals: Be top three in conference in rebounds, be top three in field goal attempts and top three in fewest turnovers.
The Loyola women’s basketball team (6-19, 4-10) defeated Southern Illinois 62-53 at Gentile Arena Feb. 18.
The Loyola women’s basketball team fell to 5-18 overall and 3-10 in MVC play with a 69-58 loss to Missouri State Feb. 16.
First-year guard Ellie Rice is one of the new Loyola women’s basketball players and she’s been an asset to the team, averaging 7.0 ppg in the season, while averaging 9.5 ppg and 5.7 rpg over her last four games.
The Loyola men’s and women’s track and field teams started out the indoor season with a successful showing at the John Tierney Classic Jan. 20. The Ramblers brought home five event titles from Milwaukee: the women’s mile, the men’s 300-meter dash, men’s weight throw and both 4×400-meter relays.
After shooting just 25 percent in the first half, the Loyola women’s basketball team (3-16, 1-7) couldn’t recover and fell to Indiana State 73-65.
The Loyola women’s basketball team (3-17, 1-6) is young compared to the other teams in the Missouri Valley Conference. The team only has two seniors, including guard Katie Salmon who joined the team in 2014.
Winter break has been a turning point for the Ramblers, according to head coach Kate Achter.