WRITTEN BY NICOLAS FERNANDES
The St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers women’s basketball team (1-1) will head to Baltimore on Saturday to take on the (1-2) Loyola Maryland Greyhounds.
After suffering an 83-57 loss to the James Madison Dukes in their first game of the season, the Terriers defeated the Monmouth Hawks 87-78 in their home opener on Thursday night.
Junior forward Alex Delaney and freshman guard Jade Johnson scored a game-high 10 points in the season-opening loss.
Sophomore forward Kat Phipps added another eight points in just 16 minutes on the court.
In the home opener, Delaney netted a career-high 19 points, while senior guard Olivia Levey scored another 17.
Sophomore forward Maria Palarino recorded 11 points as well as a career-high 18 rebounds. The team’s 44 overall rebounds were the source of their success, Head Coach John Thurston explained in a post-game interview.
Levey has averaged 13 points in her first two games and Palarino averaged 10.
In addition, Phipps has recorded 8.5 points a game.
The Greyhounds come from a 58-57 loss to the Fairfield Stags, which was preceded by a 58-50 loss to the Cornell Big Red.
However, the women dominated the Lipscomb Bisons 74-30 in their season opener on Friday, November 11.
The Terriers and Greyhounds met on December 22 of the 2015-2016 season and the Terriers led 64-54.
Loyola’s Bri Betz-White has averaged 19.7 points in her first three games, while Lisa Miracrchi and Alex Barazotti have added eight points per contest each.
The two teams will tip off at 2 pm.