Field-Goal Shooting Pushes Lehigh Past Women’s Basketball

Jan. 6, 2016

Final Stats

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Lehigh University shot 43 percent from the field to top Loyola University Maryland women's basketball, 66-48, Wednesday night in Stabler Arena.

Senior Colleen Marshall led the Greyhounds with 16 points, while also recording four rebounds and seven steals. Junior Lauren Daugherty also grabbed four rebounds.

Despite trailing by only three points, 15-12, at the end of the first quarter, Loyola (5-9 overall, 2-1 Patriot League) was held to only one point in the first eight minutes of the second frame. During that time, Lehigh (9-5, 2-1) outscored the Greyhounds 11-1, extending the Mountain Hawks’ lead to 13, 26-13, with 2:27 left to play in the second quarter.

With two minutes remaining in the frame, freshman Courtney Vannoy came off the bench and sparked an 8-0 run to pull Loyola within five, 26-21, at the end of the second quarter.

Loyola came back from the break still in shooting form, scoring nine of the first 13 points of the third quarter, including a pair of free throws by sophomore Bri Betz-White, to knot the score at 30 with just under seven minutes left in the frame.

Lehigh responded to the Greyhounds’ comeback and used a 13-1 run to lead by double digits, 43-31, with 2:55 remaining in the third quarter.

Senior Diana Logan closed out the frame by pulling Loyola within single digits on two occasions, but Lehigh maintained its lead and outscored Loyola, 18-11, in the fourth quarter to hand the Greyhounds their first Patriot League loss of the season.

Defensively, the Greyhounds held a 13-5 advantage in steals. Loyola also took better care of the ball, committing only 15 turnovers to Lehigh’s 23.

The Mountain Hawks had three players in double figures – Lexi Martins, Kerry Kinek and Quinci Mann – and were led by Martins’ double-double of 17 points and 18 rebounds.

Loyola returns to action Saturday when the Greyhounds travel to Army West Point at 1 p.m.