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Loyola women’s basketball team ends two-game losing streak with victory over SUNO

The Wolf Pack and the Knights traded baskets in the first half and Loyola went into the half up 33-29. Loyola came out after halftime, scoring the first 11 points of the third quarter to stretch its advantage to 44-29 at the 7:12 mark.

Loyola held on to the big lead for the rest of the third and the scoreboard read 61-41 after three quarters. The Wolf Pack stayed in control for the final ten minutes, and defeated the Knights 82-64.

Junior forward Meghan Temple led four Wolf Pack players in double figures, recording a team high 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the floor. Junior guard Kylah Jones added 17 points and Junior forward Caroline Gonzalez notched a double-double (14 points and 12 rebounds) in 27 minutes of play.

Men’s basketball team suffers defeat to University of Texas El Paso

The Wolf Pack traveled to west Texas to face off in their second exhibition against a Division I program this season.

UTEP got off to a 19-0 run early in the game and never looked back. The Miners got the Wolf Pack’s big men into foul trouble early on which led to a 33-15 advantage on the boards. Additionally, UTEP spent a lot of time at the free throw line during the first half. The Miners were 23-of-31 (74.2%) on free throws, while the Wolf Pack were held to 9-of-13 (69.2%) shooting in the first half.

Loyola committed 15 fouls in the second half, totaling 34 for the game, and UTEP shot 33-47 from the line, while the Wolf Pack were only 11-of-17 (64.7%) on the night. Loyola struggled to keep UTEP off the free throw line and was unable to string together scoring runs which led to the 96-49 loss.

Sophomore point guard Nick Parker led the team with 12 points. Junior forward Johnny Griffin finished with 10 points and seven rebounds. Junior guard Jalen Gray pitched in with nine points and four assists.

Saint’s 47-14 loss to Redskins leads to the firing of Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan

It appeared as if it was going to be a close game after Drew Brees threw his second touchdown pass of the day to Brandin Cooks to tie the game at 14 with 10:44 left in the second quarter. The Redskins would go on to put up 33 unanswered points and collect a 47-14 victory over the Saints.

The Redskin’s young quarterback, Cousins, played the best game of his NFL career as he posted 324 yards and four touchdowns. Each of Cousins’s passing touchdowns against the Saints were longer than any other passing touchdown he had completed all season.

The Saint’s defense would go on to give up 514 total yards, which led to the firing of Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan earlier that week.

The New Orleans Saints fall to 4-6 on the season and are currently placed last within the NFC South’s standings.

The Saints will have a bye week on Nov. 22 before taking on the Texans on the road on Nov. 29.

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