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#21 Kayla Loughner

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Senior

Forward     5'11"

Brinklow, MD / Good Counsel High School

MAJOR:  Psychology


 As a Lady Cat
     Kayla Loughner joined Head Coach Sasha Palmer’s starting line-up in 2010-11 and finished as the team’s fourth leading scorer at 7.1 points per game.  Loughner also averaged 2.7 rebounds and one assist per game.  She shot 35.5% (65-183) from the floor, 24.6% (17-69) from behind the three-point line and 78.6% (44-56) from the free-throw line.
    
Loughner poured in a career-high 21 points at Shepherd (WV) University on Dec. 18 to lead the Lady Cats.  She followed that up with a 20-point performance against Lock Haven University in the Sports Center on Dec. 30.  She also paced the team in rebounding on two occasions as a junior.  Loughner scored in double-figures 10 times and pulled down five or more rebounds five times during the 2010-11 season.
    
Loughner made 26 appearances and five starts in her initial season with the Lady Cats after transferring to Pitt-Johnstown from NCAA Division I Longwood (VA) University.  Loughner averaged 3.4 ppg. and 1.8 rpg. for the Lady Cats in 2009-10.  She shot 25.7% (28-109) from the field and put in 90.9% (20-22) of her free throws.  She also recorded 12 steals and 10 assists during the season.
    
Through two seasons with the Lady Cats, Loughner has career-highs of 21 points at Shepherd on Dec. 18, 2010 and nine rebounds at Davis & Elkins (WV) College on Nov. 17, 2010.

 At Longwood (VA) University
     Kayla Loughner transferred to Pitt-Johnstown prior to the 2009-10 season after playing one season at NCAA Division I Longwood (VA) University where she played in 16 games (1 start) and averaged 1.7 points and nearly one rebound per game.

At Good Counsel High School
      At Good Counsel High School, Loughner averaged 8.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game as a senior.  She finished her career with 458 points, 229 rebounds and 163 assists.  Loughner, a team captain, was named Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) All-Conference in 2007-08.  As a senior, Loughner led Good Counsel in three-point field goals and three-point field goal percentage.  Loughner was named a 2008 AAU All-American after leading her team to a third-place finish in the AAU Open Division.  Loughner was also a member of the Maryland Junior Olympic Team in both 2006 and 2007.
    
Loughner was coached by Tom Splaine at Good Counsel High School.