Jan. 16, 2016
BALTIMORE - Senior Jeneh Perry scored a career-high 18 points and added a game-best 17 rebounds to lead the Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team to a 63-54 win over Boston University Saturday afternoon in Reitz Arena. Perry's double-double marks her fourth of the season and the sixth of her career.
Senior Colleen Marshall also tacked on 19 points for the Greyhounds (7-10, 4-2 Patriot League) to mark her fifth double-digit point performance in the last six outings.
Loyola found success from behind the arc early on and was able to carry an 18-13 advantage headed into the second quarter.
BU (1-16, 1-5) chipped away at its deficit and used a 9-2 run to knot the score at 22, but senior Diana Logan halted the run with paint points to put the Greyhounds back on top, 24-22, with just over three minutes to play in the quarter.
The Terriers committed three turnovers to close out the frame, while Perry scored five of Loyola's seven points to end the half and give the Greyhounds a seven-point halftime lead, 31-24.
Marshall opened the second half scoring the team's first seven points, but it was Perry's layup with 6:36 to play in the third quarter that gave Loyola its first double-digit lead of the contest, 40-29.
The Greyhounds went on to close out the frame on an 8-2 run. Loyola held onto its double-digit lead for a majority of the fourth quarter until a pair Terrier treys pulled BU within nine, 63-54, to close out the game.
Loyola shot 13-of-16 from the charity stripe, while BU did not make a single trip to the line. The Greyhounds also grabbed a season-best 15 offensive boards, outrebounding the Terriers, 34-31, to remain undefeated at home in Patriot League play.
The Greyhounds will return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Bucknell. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.