Marist Battles Past Women's Basketball, 49-40

Feb. 12, 2005

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Baltimore, Md. - In a cold shooting effort by both teams, Loyola fell to Marist, 49-40 in women's basketball action at Reitz Arena Saturday afternoon. The teams shot a combined 30.1% from the field and 47.2% from the charity stripe. Marist improves to 17-6 overall and extended their win streak to 11. The Red Foxes Metro Atlantic Athletic mark improves to 11-3. The Greyhounds fall to 7-15 overall and a 6-7 mark in the league.

Loyola led for much of the first half but both offenses had trouble getting a rhythm. The Greyhounds held a 6-4 advantage at 18:29 but both teams went three-minutes without scoring a point. Katie Scherle ended the drought at 15:36 for an 8-4 score but a three pointer and a 1-for-2 effort by Marist's Kristin Keller tied the game at eight with 12:52 left. Brittany Dunn gave Loyola back a lead with her basket at 12:32 but both teams would hit another scoring drought. Katie Scherle ended a four minute scoring drought with two free throws near the nine minute mark but a field goal was not scored until Marist's Fifi Camara got a second-chance basket to go at 7:24 for a 12-10 Loyola lead. Marist tied the contest two more times before it claimed a lead with a 6-0 run for a 18-14 score. The Greyhounds were diligent in the final minutes of the half however as they scored the only four points and held the Red Foxes' without a basket over the final 3:13 of the half for an 18-18 tie.

Marist escaped that tie early with four straight points from Megan Vetter to begin a 13-2 run over the first eight minutes of play for a 31-20 score. Loyola continued to fight to bring the deficit below double-digits for much of the half but a 9-for-11 effort by Marist from the charity stripe over the last 2:37 sealed the victory at 49-40.

Loyola was led by Scherle's 14 points and nine rebounds. Krystle Harrington followed with 12 while Jackie Valderas added eight. The three scored all of Loyola's 22 second half points.

Camara led Marist with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds. Keller also added 17 points and seven rebounds while Alisa Kresge had a game-high of 11 boards, nine defensive.

The Greyhounds remain at home as they host Manhattan on Friday, February 18 at Reitz Arena. Tip-off is set for 7:00.