The Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team shot 29 percent from the floor, while Colgate hit 46 percent of its shots, in a 72-45 loss to the Raiders Saturday afternoon in Reitz Arena.
Colgate (3-16, 2-6 PL) used a 13-2 run early in the first half to gain its first significant lead of the half, 19-9, after the two teams traded baskets for the first five minutes of the contest.
Colgate led by as much as 13, 24-11, on a Paige Kriftcher layup with 8:13 left to play in the first half, but Loyola went on to take advantage of the of the Raiders’ ball handling misfortunes, pulling within five, 30-25, on a Betz-White layup with 2:41 to play in the half.
The Raiders scored all five of the final first-half points, entering the locker room with a 10-point lead over the Greyhounds, 35-25. Colgate shot 50-percent from the floor in the first 20 minutes, hitting 3-of-7 from three-point range. On the flip side, Loyola only connected on 28.6 percent of its field goals in the first half.
After trading two pairs of layups, Colgate opened the second stanza similar to the first, using a 20-2 run to lead by as much as 28, 57-29, with 11:41 left to play. The Raiders never looked back,
leading by 20-plus points for the remainder of the contest.
Josie Stockill led Colgate with a double-double of 19 points and 15 rebounds.
The Greyhounds will return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Holy Cross for a 7 p.m., contest.