Jan. 4, 2011
Lawrenceville, N.J. - Sophomore Katie Sheahin had 16 second half points and senior Meredith Tolley had a double-double to lift the Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team past Rider, 68-59, tonight in Lawrenceville, N.J.
The Greyhounds move to 5-8 in the season and 2-0 in the conference while the Broncs move to 0-13 and 0-2 in the MAAC.
Sheahin led the way for Loyola with 20 points (16 points coming in the second half). She also recorded eight rebounds.
Tolley added 14 points and 12 rebounds her first double-double of the season and graduate student Erica DiClemente added 16 points.
The Greyhounds were up by two going into half but Sheahin had a lay-in after the break gave Loyola the four point lead.
The Greyhounds went up by eight with a freshman Nneka Offodile lay-in that was a 11-7 run for Loyola.
It was all Greyhounds in the second half who had the biggest lead of 15 with four minutes left.
Loyola had several runs in the sescond half including a 14-8 run.
The Greyhounds took an early six point lead in the first half but the Broncs were able to come back and tie the game at 15. Loyola then went on a 9-3 lead with DiClemente, McKenzie, Tolley and Sheahin all contributing.
The Greyhounds were up as big as nine points in the first half with a Nicole Krusen three pointer but Rider was able to come within two going into half with a score of 31-29.
Rider was led by MyNeshia McKenzie who had a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds and Ali Heller had 14 points.
Loyola will play Canisius next on Saturday at 2 p.m. to start a four game homestand.