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Loyola's Chandler selected to All-MVC Freshman Team

Five members of the Loyola University women’s basketball team were selected to All-Missouri Valley Conference teams.


The MVC announced Wednesday the All-MVC First Team, All-MVC Honorable Mention, MVC All-Defensive Team, MVC All-Freshman Team, and MVC All-Newcomer Team.


Triton Central graduate Maya Chandler was joined by teammate Sitori Tanin on the MVC All-Freshman Team.


Chandler started all 22 games for Loyola this season and averaged 8.1 points and 2.6 rebounds per contest. She scored a career-best 18 points Saturday in the Ramblers’ regular-season finale – a 60-45 loss to Illinois State.


Maya Chandler


Those two teams meet again Friday in the MVC Tournament. Illinois State (15-6) is the third seed while Loyola (10-12) is the sixth seed. Tipoff is slated for 8 p.m. (CST) at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Illinois.


Other Loyola athletes honored were Allison Day (All-MVC First Team), Ellie Rice (All-MVC Honorable Mention) and Bre Hampton-Bey (All-MVC Newcomer Team).