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Lion Women Rally, Beat Columbia 63-58

January 08, 1988

The Loyola Marymount women's basketball team overcame a 15-point deficit, took advantage of Columbia's poor second-half shooting and scored a 63-58 non-conference victory in Gersten Pavilion on Thursday. The Lions shot only 36% in the first half and trailed, 34-25, at half time. Columbia built the lead to 42-27 after intermission. However, Loyola shot 52% in the second half when forward Amy Atkinson scored 13 of her 15 points while Columbia hit only 9 of 32 shots (28%). The Lions improved to 10-4. Columbia fell to 5-4.

Atkinson led the Lions in scoring and tied for rebounding honors at 7 with Lynn Flanagan and Regan O'Hara. Guard Kristen Bruich added 12 points and center Tricia Gibson contributed 11 points and 4 blocks.

For Columbia, Charlene Williams had 17 points and Jenny Beubis and Kristina Tyer added 12 each.

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