WORCESTER, Mass. - Behind a 57-51 victory over College of the Holy Cross, the Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team recorded its 500th program victory on Thursday evening at the Hart Center.
Women's basketball became the third program in Loyola's history to record 500 wins. The team joined men's basketball and men's soccer, and excludes programs that do not record a traditional head-to-head overall record. Head coach Joe Logan was a part of 40.6 percent of the 500 wins, including his 10 years at the helm of the Greyhounds and his four years as an assistant coach for head coaches Pat Coyle (1997-98) and Cindy Anderson (1998-01).
Junior Jeneh Perry pulled down a game-best 15 rebounds, one shy of her career high set last season in Massachusetts.
The Chattanooga, Tennessee native gave Loyola its first lead of the contest, 18-16, forcing Holy Cross into a timeout with 2:46 remaining in the first half.
Holy Cross (8-14, 4-5) tied it up, 18-18, upon returning to the floor on a Raquel Scott layup with just under two minutes to play in the first half. Both team scored field goals before entering the locker room, but the Crusaders stepped back behind the arc to hold a one-point advantage, 21-20 at the end of the first half.
Loyola outshot Holy Cross in the first half and connected on twice as many 3-pointers as the Crusaders.
Marshall started the second half with five-unanswered points, giving Loyola a 25-21 advantage.
Holy Cross went on to duplicate Loyola's success, scoring five-unanswered points and controlling its only lead of the second half, 26-25, with 16:38 left to play.
With just over 11 minutes remaining in the second half, the Crusaders went on a 6-0 run to knot the score, 36-36, for the final time in the contest.
Holy Cross' Katie Doherty and Lisa Mifsud led the Crusaders with 13 and 11 points, respectively. The duo combined 10 of the team's final 15 points.
The Greyhounds recorded a season-high 16 assists, led by Betz-White with six and sophomore Lisa Mirarchi with four.
Loyola makes a quick turnaround, hosting the United States Military Academy on Saturday for Women In Sports Day. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m., with Women In Sports Day events kicking off at noon.