Jan. 2, 2011
Riverdale, N.Y. - Sophomore Katie Sheahin had a double-double with 10 assists and a career high 19 points to help the Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team defeat Manhattan, 78-61, today in Riverdale, N.Y. Sheahin was just one of five players with double digit points.
The Greyhounds are 4-8 and 1-0 in the conference while Manhattan is 8-4 and 0-1 in the MAAC.
Senior Meredith Tolley recorded 16 points, junior Miriam McKenzie added 14 points, graduate student Erica DiClemente had 13 points and freshman Nicole Krusen had a career high 12 points. Sophomore Alyssa Sutherland led on boards with eight.
In the second half, the teams traded points back and forth and Manhattan took a three points lead. The Greyhounds answered back with a Sheahin three pointer to tie the game at 48.
The Greyhounds soon took an early six point lead in the second half at 56-50 and the lead kept growing. Loyola went on a 12-8 run to take the lead at 68-58 and there was no looking back.
The Greyhounds ended the game with a 7-0 run all by free throws.
The Jaspers were led by Maggie Blair and Alyssa Herrington both had 13 points.
The game was tied at 13 early in the first half before the Jaspers went on a 9-0 run that ended with a DiClemente three pointer. The three pointer started a 12-0 run for the Greyhounds to take the lead with a Krusen three pointer and a lay-in by Tolley.
Alyssa Herrington had a three pointer for Manhattan to tie the game at 25. The Greyhounds soon went up by four at 35-31 but the Jaspers were able to tie the game going into half with the score at 35.
The Greyhounds will visit Rider on Tuesday at 7 p.m. before coming home to play four games starting with Canisius on Saturday at 2 p.m.