YSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Today's game
Who: YSU (5-8, 2-1) vs. Loyola-Chicago (7-7, 1-2).
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Gentile Center, Chicago, Ill.
The coaches: Ed DiGregorio (306-208) is in his 19th season with the Penguins. Helen Walker (21-48) is in her third season with the Ramblers.
YSU starters: Jen Perugini, 6-2 freshman forward (12.8 points per game, 11.3 rebounds per game); Cathy Hanek, 5-8 sophomore guard (7.8, 1.9); Jenny Horner, 6-2 senior center (10.2, 6.8); Maggie Johnston, 5-5 junior guard (6.8, 2.9); Heather Harris, 6-0 sophomore forward (13.8, 3.8).
Loyola starters: Lauren Yops, 5-7 sophomore guard, 5.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg; Tracy Hoffman, 5-7 junior guard 10.9, 3.9; Lauren Sirus, 6-1 senior center, 9.1, 6.4; Maggie Toczlowski, 6-1 sophomore forward, 8.9, 7.1; Beth Dilling, 5-10 senior forward, 6.2, 2.8.
Scouting report: The Penguins recorded their second straight Horizon League victory on Thursday beating Detroit 66-57 at home. YSU's freshman Jen Perugini recorded her seventh double-double of the season with 12 points and 15 rebounds, while freshman Barbora Fabianova came through with nine points off the bench. Loyola picked up its first Horizon League victory over Illinois-Chicago last Monday 61-59. The Ramblers had dropped their first two league contests to UW-Milwaukee and UW-Green Bay.
The series: This will be the first ever meeting between the two teams.
-- Pete Mollica