Wolf Pack fall to Tulane University in the Battle of Freret Street

Ryan Micklin

The annual Battle of Freret Street exhibition match placed No. 24 Loyola University New Orleans against their next-door neighbors of Tulane University.

Kylah Jones, senior, lead the Wolf Pack in scoring with 10 points while Meghan Temple, senior, nearly captured a double-double with a strong performance of 9 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 blocks. However, this would not be enough as the Wolf Pack fell to Tulane with a final score of 75-53.

Kellie Kennedy, entering her ninth season as head coach of the Wolf Pack women’s basketball team, said that it’s always great to have the annual game against Tulane.

“I thought it was a great learning experience. It gave our freshman a great opportunity to play against a really good team,” Kennedy said. “I spent 10 years as an assistant for Tulane which makes it a bit more fun.”

The game opened to a sluggish start for the Wolf Pack as they were out matched against the Green Wave. Tulane pushed the score to 20-7 in the first quarter after a 16-0 run. As the teams headed into halftime, the Wolf Pack were down 46-21.

The closest that Wolf Pack would get after halftime would be a 20-point deficit. Despite the rough start in the first half, Kennedy said that she pleased with the effort in the second half.

“Defensively I didn’t think we faired very well. Our transition defense and rebounding are things we got to get better at,” Kennedy said.

Next up for the Wolf Pack will be a road game against Huston-Tillotson University on Nov. 11.