Loyola Marymount University completes its pre-conference basketball schedule at home Saturday at 7:30 p.m. against U.S International University. t The Loyola women will play in the opening half of the double-header at 4:30, facing the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.
The Lions ended a three-game losing streak with a 103-98 victory over Loyola of Maryland on Monday, improving their record to 6-4 and their home mark to 5-0. The high-scoring Lions are averaging almost 94 points per game but are allowing 92.
Junior forward Mike Yoest is averaging 23.8 points and 8.4 rebounds and is shooting 55% from the field. He leads the team in free-throw shooting (81%) and steals (17). Senior center Vic Lazzaretti, back in the starting lineup, had a career-high 28 points against Loyola and is shooting 56%. Junior forward Mark Armstrong leads in rebounding (10.6 per game), is shooting (58%) and is scoring 13.6 points per game. Senior guard Chris Nikchevich is averaging 13.2 points and 9.2 assists and is shooting 51% from three-point range, having hit 21 of 41.
The Loyola women, 3-6, are led by Sylvia Bauer's 14-point average, followed by Chris Connolly at 11.7. Amy Atkinson is pulling down 10 rebounds per game. The Lions will be without freshman Stephanie Fleischaker for the rest of the season because of knee surgery.