Defense Limits Terps, But WBB Falls To No. 8/10 Maryland

Nov. 24, 2014

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team fell to the No. 8/10 University of Maryland Terrapins inside the XFINITY Center on Monday night, 65-43.

Junior Lisa Mirarchi scored a game-high 15 points, including going 3-for-3 from behind the arc. Freshman Bri Betz-White added 10 points and two steals, while sophomore Lauren Daugherty grabbed a team-best six rebounds.

Loyola (0-4) scored the game's first point, but the lead was brief as Maryland scored 23 of the next 40 points, to pull ahead 23-17. The Greyhounds pulled within two though, on a pair of Colleen Marshall layups and a 3-point field goal by Mirarchi, 23-21, with 8:13 left to play in the first half. Maryland responded with back-to-back shots from the floor, before senior Steph Smith countered with her first career trey to keep Loyola within three, 27-24.

The Greyhounds held Maryland (5-0) within single digits for the next four and half minutes, but the Terrapins closed the half with an 11-2 run to take a 38-26 advantage into the halftime break.

The two teams returned from the half exchanging baskets, but Maryland ultimately used a 16-2 run over eight minutes to seal the 65-43 victory.

The Greyhounds shot only 29-percent from the field, but outshot the Terps from 3-point range (40-percent) and the charity stripe (83-percent).

Loyola held Maryland to its lowest scoring output of the season. The last time the Terps scored 70 points or less was during the 2014 Final Four against the University of Notre Dame, 87-61.

Both teams committed 20 turnovers, while Maryland grabbed a game-high 42 rebounds.

The Greyhounds take some time off for the Thanksgiving holiday, before returning to action on Sunday, Nov. 30, at the University of Pittsburgh. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.