Nov. 14, 2010
Baltimore, Md. - Junior Miriam McKenzie had a double-double as the Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team lost to La Salle 64-57 in a non-conference game Sunday afternoon at Reitz Arena. The Explorers scored 16 straight second-half points and Nadia Duncan (19 points, 15 rebounds) and Ebonee Jones (11 points, 10 rebounds) both posted double-doubles to lead La Salle.
"It was a tough opening week against two tough opponents," said Head Coach Joe Logan about losing to West Virginia and La Salle. "We think we learned a lot and need to continue to improve and get ready for the MAAC."
McKenzie had 11 points and 15 rebounds for the Greyhounds (0-2). Graduate student Erica DiClemente added 15 points and sophomore Katie Sheahin had 11 points and five steals.
The Greyhounds' Alyssa Sutherland scored on a turnaround jumper with 7:42 remaining in the game to give Loyola a 50-43 advantage. But the Explorers (1-1) ended the game on a 21-7 run to seize control of the contest and grab the win. Six different La Salle players scored during the almost eight-minute stretch with Duncan and Ashley Gale each tallying five.
The Greyhounds held a slim 29-27 halftime lead behind DiClemente's eight points to offset the 14 points and seven rebounds posted by La Salle's Duncan.
Loyola will visit Howard University Saturday night and then return home a week from Monday when they host Towson University in Reitz Arena at 7 o'clock.