BALTIMORE - Colleen Marshall scored a career-high 35 points and tied a school record with seven 3-pointers Saturday afternoon, leading the Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team to a 66-55 victory over visiting Patriot League-foe Boston University Saturday afternoon in Reitz Arena.
Marshall became the first player other than Patty Stoffey, Loyola's all-time leading scorer, to score as many as 35 points in a game. Stoffey, who remains the state of Maryland's all-time leading scorer in both men's and women's college basketball, scored 35-or-more points six times during her career with the Greyhounds.
In going 7-of-11 from 3-point range, Marshall tied Nicole Krusen's 2013 record for 3-pointers made in a game.
Loyola (7-18 overall, 5-9 Patriot League) trailed by one at halftime, 25-24, as Marshall scored 17 of the team's 24 points.
Boston University went up four, 28-24, with the first basket of the second half, but four-consecutive 3-pointers by Marshall and Steph Smith, put the Greyhounds in front for good, 36-30.
Marshall's first three in that sequence spurred a 20-4 run that enabled the Greyhounds to take a double-digit lead, 40-30, on a traditional three-point play by sophomore Carly Monzo with 12:07 to play.
Boston University's Tori Melton scored the Terriers their first field goal in nearly seven minutes, but a layup by senior Kara Marshall extended Loyola's lead to 13 points, 46-33, for the second time in two minutes.
The Terriers would trim the Loyola advantage to five, 49-44, but the Greyhounds made 13-of-14 free throws from that point until the final buzzer to secure the win. Marshall converted all 10 of her attempts from the charity stripe in that stretch, while freshman Bri Betz-White and sophomore Lisa Mirarchi added two and one, respectively.
Smith added eight points for the Greyhounds, and junior Jeneh Perry grabbed a team-best eight rebounds.
Loyola returns to Reitz Arena on Wednesday to host Bucknell University at 7 p.m.