Lafayette Shoots Past Women's Basketball To Close Out 2014-15 Season

March 4, 2015

Final Stats

EASTON, Pa. - The Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team shot 25.4 percent from the floor, while Lafayette College hit 42.0 percent of its shots, in a 58-46 loss to the Leopards in the first round of the Patriot League Championships inside Kirby Sports Center.

Second-team All-Patriot League honoree Colleen Marshall led the Greyhounds (7-23, 5-13 Patriot League) with 17 points, while junior Jeneh Perry grabbed a team-best nine rebounds.

The first half included four lead changes and one tied score before Lafayette (14-16, 6-12) used an 8-0 run to lead by as much as seven, 22-15, with just under four minutes remaining before the break.

With 2:45 left in the first half, Perry put the Greyhounds back on the board with a pair of free throws, but the Leopards continued to add to their lead, gaining their largest advantage of the half, 27-19, on a 3-pointer from Linnel Macklin with 1:29 left.

The Greyhounds weren't done fighting, as Marshall and Diana Logan closed out the half with back-to-back treys for Loyola. Marshall's buzzer-beater half-court 3-pointer pulled the Greyhounds within four, 29-25, heading into the locker room.

Lafayette drained a pair of free throws to open the half before Loyola hit back-to-back field goals to cut its deficit to one, 31-30, with 16:08 to play. The Leopards answered with a 13-0 run to lead by 14, 44-30, with 12:52 left to play, before Logan once again came off the bench and put the Greyhounds back on the board for the first time in nearly five and a half minutes. The junior guard's paint points sparked a 6-0 run for the Greyhounds, pulling the team within eight, 44-36, with 8:19 remaining.

Coming out of the under-eight media timeout, Lafayette's Emily Homan gave the Leopard's a double-digit lead on a pair of free throws, 46-36, but Marshall knocked down a field goal two possessions later to give Loyola its final single-digit deficit of the night, 46-38, as Lafayette went on to win, 58-46.

Both teams shot 100-percent from the charity stripe, a season-best for the Greyhounds (9-of-9).

Lafayette's Jamie O'Hare led the Leopards with 16 points, while Macklin chipped in 12 and Ashley Lutz recorded a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.