posted on January 06, 2010 12:50
MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile women's basketball team rallied past GCAC preseason favorite Loyola 64-55 to open Gulf Coast Athletic Conference play at Pharr Gym Thursday evening.
Alice Honnery put up 14 points and 11 rebounds, Morgan Crawford put up 12 points off the bench, Adrienne Mackay finished with 11 points and 7 rebounds, and Davina Jefferson tallied 11 points, 8 rebounds, 6 steals and 5 assists for Mobile.
Trenese Smith led three Wolfpack players in double figures with 13 points. Mobile (9-2, 1-0) travels to GCAC foe Dillard Saturday, Jan. 9 at 5 pm.
Loyola led by as much as 11 in the first half, but Crawford hit a pair of three-pointers down the stretch to pull Mobile within 30-26 at the break.
In the second half, Mobile retook the lead 36-34 with 15:21 left on a bucket from Mackay. Loyola regained a 42-40 lead with 11:57 to go, but the Lady Rams took the lead for good with 9:42 left on a pair of free throws from Morgan Melancon. The team stretched the lead to as much as 13 points at 59-46 with 3:20 remaining on a steal and layup from Jefferson.
The win snapped an eight-game winning streak in the series by the Wolfpack.