Feb. 14, 2011
Baltimore, Md. - Nine players scored as the Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team defeated the Niagara Purple Eagles Monday night 67-41, never trailing in the game.
Junior Miriam McKenzie led the Greyhounds with 12 points, shooting 5-for-7 for the game. Graduate Student Erica DiClemente was the only other Loyola player in double figures adding 11 points on the night.
Loyola went on a 6-0 run to open the first half with two straight steals by sophomore Alyssa Sutherland and McKenzie. The Purple Eagles fought back to cut the lead to two, 10-8, with 14:42 left to play before halftime but would not get any closer for the remainder of the game.
Freshman Nicole Krusen made two of three from behind the arc to help the Greyhounds extend the lead in the opening half and with 6:36 left in the half, McKenzie hit a deep three-point shot to ignite an 11-4 Loyola run.
The Greyhounds headed into the locker room up by a score of 37-20 at the half.
Loyola came out of the locker room and wasted no time knocking down shots, going on a 12-4 run to open the second half.
The Greyhounds stretched the lead to 31 points with 11:49 remaining in the second half, as all 11 Greyhounds saw the court in the game.
Niagara was led in scoring by Megan Waterman and Chanel Johnson, who added 10 points apiece for the Purple Eagles.
Loyola outrebounded Niagara 42-28 and had 10 steals in the game.
The win moves the Greyhounds to 15-10 overall and 12-2 in the MAAC, while the Purple Eagles fall to 1-24 overall and 0-14 in the MAAC.
Loyola will travel to face Fairfield on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m.