Lion Women at Home for League Tests

The Loyola Marymount University women’s basketball team will be in action at home for the first time in more than three weeks, playing host to Gonzaga University tonight and the University of Portland on Saturday in West Coast Athletic Conference action. Both games begin at 7:30 in Gersten Pavilion.

The Lions are 9-7 overall (the only winning record among the eight conference teams) and 1-1 in the WCAC. In their conference opening weekend, the Lions won, 57-56, at Santa Clara but lost, 69-60, at USF.

Guard Lynn Flanagan leads the Lions at 11.9 points per game, followed by center Tricia Gibson and forward Regan O’Hara at 9.3 each and guard Kristen Bruich at 8.3. O’Hara had 12 rebounds in each game last weekend. The Lions, who have lost three of their last four games--all on the road--are averaging 63.7 points while allowing 60.9.

Gonzaga, the defending conference champion, leads the WCAC at 2-0 despite a 6-10 season record. However, the Bulldogs are 0-4 on the road. Gonzaga forward Carla Curfman was named WCAC Player of the Week for her 28-point game against San Diego. Overall, guard Jennifer Mountain leads Gonzaga in scoring at 15 points per game, followed by Curfman at 13.4.


Portland, 3-12 overall and 1-1 in the WCAC, is last in the WCAC in scoring, averaging 58 points. The Pilots, 0-5 on the road, may be without injured point guard Ursula Lovely.