Strong second half keys Loyola past Warren

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THE SKINNY

On Day 1 of the New Trier tourney, Warren led 17-16 at halftime, but Loyola dominated after the break and won 40-32 in the season opener for both teams.

TURNING POINT

The game was tied at 26-26 with a minute left in the third quarter. From there, The Ramblers scored 13 straight points to lead 39-26 with 4:22 left.

THE STAR

During the Ramblers’ decisive 13-0 run, Mary Kate Herion (14 points, 6 rebounds) had a three-point play, hit a three-pointer, and turned a steal at one end into a layup at the other.

BY THE NUMBERS

For Warren, Kristen O’Brien had 16 points and was 4-for-8 from behind the arc. Sammi Jo Nixon had seven points and Kristin Jacobs grabbed 10 boards. The Devils shot 10 of 46, including 6 of-19 from downtown. For Loyola, Maggie Nick (13 points, 14 boards) was strong. Loyola was 14 of 51 from the field.

QUOTABLE

“We did some good things defensively in the second half and some shots started falling, but we really struggled all night on the offensive end of the court. We’re much better than that, and the girls know that. This is obviously the first game, so now it’s out of the way, and hopefully we’ll start putting the ball in the basket a little more.” — Loyola coach Jeremy Schoenecker

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