Friday, November 18, 2011

More Newcomers Making Early Impact

And, two more newcomers from the women's side with big games of late ...

Loyola's freshman guard Kara Mitchell made her first college start a memorable one, scoring a team-high 19 points in the Greyhounds' 65-59 loss at Pittsburgh on Friday. Marshall had come off the bench previously, scoring five and four points in her first two contests.

And, there was also Ashley Wilkes of Canisius, a 5-11 junior forward, whose debut game was a 13-point, 7-rebound effort in the Golden Griffins' season-opener against Saint Bonaventure. Wilkes previously played at Miami Dade Junior College where she averaged 20.8 points and 10.5 rebounds per contest last season.

Let's not overlook the continued strong work by another women's newcomer, 6-2 sophomore center Lauren Gatto of Niagara, who dropped a game-high 21 points in Niagara's 67-52 loss to Yale tonight (Friday). Gatto, a sophomore, is playing her first season with the Purple Eagles after transferring from the University of Illinois-Chicago, where she played as a freshman in 2009-10.

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