Nov. 26, 2004
Washington, D.C. - American outscored Loyola 13-2 in overtime for a 74-63 victory at Bender Arena Friday night. The Eagles improve to 3-1 with the win while the Greyhounds fall to 0-2.
Loyola got an early lead with 9-2 run in the first three minutes, including a three-pointer from Lauren Troupe. American battled back however, going on a 10-2 run that was capped off by a three pointer to take a brief lead. Loyola captured the lead on its next trip down the floor but every time the Greyhounds tried to widen their lead AU countered with a string of two or three consecutive buckets. American tied the game at 32-32 with 57 seconds left in the half but Loyola scored the final four points of the half, with three from Jill Glessner to take a 36-32 advantage at the break.
The Greyhounds led for a total 16 out of the first 17 minutes and by as much as six points in the second before AU's Joanna Barnes sank a free throw to knot the game at 55 a piece at 3:28. Loyola answered back with a jumper to give them a two-point lead but AU once again went to the free-throw line to stay within reach. The two teams traded scores for the final three minutes before Hadavi hit her second three of the game to give the Eagles a 61-59 lead with under thirty seconds remaining in the regulation. Loyola's Krystle Harrington tied the game with 20 seconds to play when she hit a shot from 17 feet out. Neither team was able to gain the advantage in the remaining seconds of play to send the game into overtime.
Barnes scored the initial basket in overtime, only to be answered by Jill Glessner. But that was the last shot the Greyhounds would hit as the Eagles added another 11 points, including seven from the charity stripe for the 74-63 final.
The Eagles outrebounded the Greyhounds 43-33 and scored 16 points off second-chance baskets to Loyola three. Loyola took the advantage in points off turnovers with 23 to American's 16.
Glessner led Loyola in scoring for the second consecutive game with 13 total. She also added five rebounds, five assists and three steals. Glessner was followed by Harrington with 11points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals. Also in double-digits for Loyola was Katie Scherle with 10 points. Troupe led the Greyhounds on the boards with six rebounds.
Barnes led all scorers with 16 points while adding nine rebounds. Hadavi finished the game with 14 points.
Loyola returns to action on Tuesday, November 30th at Maryland. Game time is set for 7:00.