HAMILTON, N.Y. - Loyola University Maryland women's basketball held Colgate University to one field goal in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Raiders 18-3 in the final 10 minutes to win 65-49 Saturday afternoon in Cotterell Court.
Senior Colleen Marshall led the Greyhounds with 27 points and five assists. Classmate Jeneh Perry recorded her fifth double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while junior Lisa Mirarchi chipped in 12 points, shooting 2-of-3 from behind the arc.
Loyola (8-11 overall, 5-3 Patriot League) closed out the third quarter with a slight one-point lead, 47-46, but the Greyhounds pushed past Colgate (4-14, 2-6) by using an 18-0 run to open the final frame and lead by as many as 19 points, 65-46, with just under three minutes to play.
Perry found Mirarchi under the basket and the duo combined for Loyola's 19-point lead. Colgate immediately called a timeout and went on to record its only field goal after the break. The Raiders' trey was also the final field goal of the contest, as neither team recorded points in the final 2:30 minutes.
Loyola shot 6-of-8 from the floor in the final seven minutes of the game. During that time, junior Lauren Daugherty scored seven of the team's final 15 points.
Colgate's Josie Stockill led the Raiders with 13 points, while Katie Curtis added 10.
With 5:52 to play in the second quarter, freshman Courtney Vannoy's jumper gave Loyola a 10-point lead, 25-15, but Colgate chipped away at its deficit. The Raiders used a 13-2 run to lead by one, 28-27, with 1:28 to play in the frame. Perry and Marshall responded by closing out the second quarter with four-unanswered points to put the Greyhounds on top, 31-28, at the half.
Loyola led by no more than seven points in the third quarter, as both teams put up a battle. Throughout the frame, the lead changed four times and the score was tied on four separate occasions. Perry's layup from Marshall with 38 seconds remaining in the third quarter ultimately gave Loyola the lead for the remainder of the contest.
Loyola shot a season-best 50.9 percent from the floor.
The Greyhounds have a bye week, returning to action next Saturday in Easton, Pennsylvania, to take on Lafayette College at 2 p.m.