Feb. 6, 2011
Jersey City, N.J. - Senior Meredith Tolley had 20 points as the Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team defeated Saint Peter's 69-60 today at the Yanitelli Center in Jersey City, N.J. The Greyhounds are now on a four-game winning streak.
Junior Miriam McKenzie added 17 points for Loyola and graduate student Erica DiClemente had 15 points and is one point away from having 1,000 in her career at Loyola. Sophomore Katie Sheahin added 12 point for the Greyhounds.
Saint Peter's (3-20, 3-9 MAAC) won the tip and score the first points but the Greyhounds (13-10, 10-2 MAAC) had a layup by McKenzie and free throw shots by Sheahin to take a two-point lead. Loyola then had a three-pointer by Erica DiClemente to give the Greyhounds a five-point lead.
Loyola's lead kept growing and the Greyhounds went up by eight with 13:13 left in the first half with points coming from McKenzie, DiClemente and Tolley.
The Peahens were able to tie the game with 6:58 left in the first half but a layup by Tolley gave the Greyhounds the lead. Loyola ended the first half on a 10-2 run with points from DiClemente, McKenzie, Sheahin and sophomore Alyssa Sutherland. McKenzie gave the Greyhounds the biggest lead of the half of 10 at 37-27.
The Greyhounds came out of half on a 10-4 run with point from DiClemente, Tolley, Sheahin and Sutherland. With 12:26 left in the second half, the Greyhounds had their biggest lead of the second half of 20. Saint Peter's was able to come back at the end and close the lead to nine.
Jynae Judson led the way for the Peahens with 19 points and 11 rebounds. The Greyhounds shot 48.1 percent for the game to Saint Peter's 28.4 percent. Loyola shot 50 percent in the first half alone.
The Greyhounds will be back in action on Saturday as they host Siena at Reitz Arena for Alumni Weekend and Pink Zone. Tip-off set for 2 p.m.