Feb. 1, 2007
Buffalo, N.Y. - The Loyola College women's basketball team fell to Canisius College Thursday night by a score of 61-53 at the Koessler Athletic Center. The Greyhounds fall to 12-9 on the season and 7-4 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play while the Golden Griffs improve to 12-10 on the season and 4-7 in conference play.
The teams went back and fourth for the first five minutes of play with neither team leading by more than two and posting four ties. At the final tie, 8-8 at 14:52, the Griffs went on an 8-0 run to take a 16-8 lead at 10:02. Brittane Russell scored six points in the run. The Greyhounds countered, scoring six straight points, to cut the lead to 16-14 at 7:43. Vanessa Ruffin scored four points while Vika Sholokhova added two. Despite a three-pointer by Russell that extended the lead to 19-14, Loyola continued to fight. Meghan Wood scored a basket off a fast break at 6:16 and Brittany Dunn added a jumper at 5:04 to cut the Canisius lead to one, 19-18. The Griffs used strong three-point shooting over the final four minutes of the half to take a 32-25 half-time lead. Canisius outscored Loyola 11-7, hitting three three-pointers in that time.
The Greyhounds hit the first two baskets of the second half, the first by Dunn and the second by Wood, to cut that lead to three, 32-29 at 18:16. Canisius continued to lead however and got up by as much as 14 (48-34) with 8:20 left to play. Loyola went on a 7-0 run over the next three minutes to cut the lead to 50-43. Glessner scored four points in the run while Tynisha Davis added a basket and Erica DiClemente hit one-of-two shots from the line. The Greyhounds never got any closer however, falling by a final score of 61-53.
Dunn led with 17 points while Glessner added 12 points and three assists. Wood, Sholokhova and DiClemente each pulled down a team-high four rebounds.
Cavo led Canisius with 21 points. Russell recorded a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Abby Radunske rounded out the top scorers with 10.
The Greyhounds travel to Niagara Saturday afternoon for a 2:00 game.