Jan. 11, 2013
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team fell to the seven-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Champions, the Marist College Red Foxes, with a, 67-38, contest in McCann Arena.
The loss dropped Loyola to 6-8 overall (1-2 MAAC), while Marist continued to be undefeated in the conference going 3-0, and 8-6 overall.
Rookie Diana Logan led the Greyhounds with ten points (eight in the second half), while Marist had two players in double figures, Elizabeth Beynnon and Emma O'Connor.
The Red Foxes held Loyola to only 11 points in the first half, a field-goal percentage of 16 percent. The red and white defense held the Greyhound starting five to only six points in the first half, and senior Katie Sheahin went the entire contest scoreless for the first time in her collegiate career
In the first 20 minutes, both teams posted balanced points off the bench, but the Greyhounds were unable to capitalize off turnovers, as Marist totaled 14 to the Greyhounds zero.
The number 13 faired well in the first minute of action at McCann Arena. Marists' no. 13, Emma O'Connor, scored the first points of the game, but freshman Tiffany Padgett (no. 13) countered with a layup to tie the score 2-2 only thirty seconds into regulation.
Marist went on to own a, 10-0, run for over six minutes, but a pair of Logan free throws would put the Greyhounds back on the board, 18-8, with less than six minutes in the first half.
Beynnon went on to score four of the next eight points for the Red Foxes, but a Nai Brown three-pointer would send both teams into the locker room, 26-11.
Beynnon went 6-6 from the field in the first half, leading Marist with 12 of its 26 points.
In the second half, both teams took advantage of the three-point line, shooting double the shots from the first half. Nicole Krusen halted a Marist, 10-0, run ten minutes into the half, with a three-point shot from the right wing.
The Greyhounds were down by more than thirty with seven minutes left in regulation, but a second Krusen three-pointer put the score, 52-24.
Freshman Bryanna Robinson tipped in a buzz-beater layup, scoring a career-best four points and three rebounds.
The Greyhounds return home for a game against the Rider Broncs Sunday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m.