Jan. 4, 2012
BALTIMORE - Junior guard Katie Sheahin had her fourth career double-double, but it was not enough as the Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team dropped a, 61-46, decision at the hands of Manhattan College at Reitz Arena on Wednesday night.
The win was the sixth-straight for the Jaspers, who improved to 8-6 overall and 2-0 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. The Greyhounds dropped to 4-9 overall and 0-2 in conference action.
Sheahin led all scorers with 16 points to go with 10 rebounds, marking her first double-double of the season. Alyssa Sutherland added 10 points while Miriam McKenzie had a team-high 11 rebounds along with eight points.
It was Sheahin's sixth-straight game in double figures while she also added five assists and four steals. The junior has recorded a steal in 24-straight games and has had at least one steal in 68 of her 71 career appearances. The Brookeville, Md., native has 57 career multi-steal games.
The Jaspers were led by Lindsey Loutsenhizer's 15 points while Nadia Peters contributed a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Schyanne Halfkenny also was in double figures with 12 points.
Manhattan did its damage in the paint, outscoring Loyola 32-10 inside while outshooting Loyola 44.2-percent to 25.0-percent in the contest.
The Jaspers' defense stifled Loyola in the second half, holding the Greyhounds to 6-for-33 (18.2-percent) shooting in the second half while forcing 21 turnovers in the game.
Loyola outrebounded the Jaspers 41-31, with four players recording six or more boards in the contest. Sheahin and McKenzie were both in double figures, while Steph Smith added six and Sutherland had seven.
Smith finished 6-for-6 from the free throw line, leading a 9-for-11 effort from the charity stripe for the Greyhounds.
The Greyhounds shot 9-for-37 from 3-point range in the contest, with Sheahin knocking down four. The 37 attempts were the most for the Greyhounds in a game since 2000.
Manhattan led by as many as nine twice in the first half, but Loyola was able to trim the deficit to five at 29-24 following a last-second 3-pointer by Sheahin.
Manhattan pulled out to a 13-4 lead over the first eight minutes of the game, with Halfkenny scoring six during the stretch. The Jaspers would never trail in the contest.
Back to-back 3-pointers by Sutherland and Nicole Krusen brought Loyola back within three at 13-10 at the 10:46 mark. Loyola hit five triples in the first half.
The Jaspers once again grabbed a nine-point edge, going on an 8-2 run that was capped by a layup by Peters, putting the visitors on top 21-12 with 7:21 left in the half.
Sheahin, Sutherland and McKenzie scored the next three buckets as the Greyhounds went on an 8-0 run to come within one at 21-20, which would be as close as Loyola would come in the game. Sutherland highlighted the run with a deep 3 from the left wing as the shot clock expired.
Manhattan jumped on the Greyhounds quickly in the second half, holding Loyola to one field goal over the 10 minutes to take a 39-29 lead. McKenzie had the lone field goal of the stretch, hitting a 3-pointer from the right corner that got Loyola within four at 31-27 with 19:18 remaining. But Manhattan scored 10 of the next 12 to build a double-digit advantage (39-29) at the 11:28 mark.
McKenzie once again got Loyola within single digits after hitting a pull-up jumper with 9:45 left that put the score at 39-31.
Manhattan sealed the game with a quick 7-0, six coming from Peters, to take a 15 point lead with 8:11 to play and led by double figures for the remainder of the contest. The Jaspers built the advantage to as many as 18 in the game.
The Greyhounds hit the road for the first time in conference play on Saturday when they head to Siena to battle the Saints at 2 p.m.