Feb. 21, 2016
BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team recorded their third wire-to-wire victory of the year Saturday afternoon, completing the season sweep of Colgate University, 55-38, on Women In Sports Day in Reitz Arena.
With the win, the Greyhounds secured a spot as one of the top six team in the League, earning a bye for the first round of the 2015-16 Patriot League Tournament.
Senior Jeneh Perry led Loyola (11-15 overall, 8-7 Patriot League) with 11 points and 14 rebounds, recording her seventh double-double of the season. Graduate student Steph Smith chipped in 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Loyola took advantage of Colgate's (4-21, 2-13) early ball-handling misfortunes, as the Raiders committed seven turnovers in the first six minutes of the contest. During that time, Loyola scored nine-unanswered points to secure the lead for the remainder of the game.
With just over six minutes to play in the second quarter, Colgate used an 11-2 run to pull within as few as seven, 24-17, but the Greyhounds used their own 17-2 run to close out the frame with a 22-point advantage, 41-19. Loyola sustained its double-digit lead until the final whistle.
The Greyhounds scored 26 points off Colgate's 27 turnovers, while grabbing 11 steals and two blocks.
Saturday's win marked the first victory on Women In Sports Day since the 2009-10 season, when the Greyhounds defeated Niagara University, 71-63, in Reitz Arena.
Loyola closes out the month of February with a pair of road games, starting with a trip to Holy Cross on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.