EMMITSBURG, Md. - The Loyola University Maryland women’s basketball team shot 40-percent from the floor and held off a comeback attempt by Mount St. Mary’s to pick up a 65-63 victory over the Mount Saturday evening in Knott Arena.
Senior Colleen Marshall scored a game-best 23 points, while senior Jeneh Perry tied a career-high, scoring 17 points. The forward shot 7-of-9 from the field and scored in double-figures for the fourth-straight game.
Mount St. Mary’s (2-5) gained its first and only lead, 3-2, five minutes into the first quarter, but senior Steph Smith knocked down a 3-point field goal on the following possession to give Loyola (3-5) the edge for the remainder of the contest.
The Greyhounds went on to lead by double digits at the close of the second and third quarters and used an 11-2 run to lead by as many as 16, 59-43, with 5:57 remaining in the fourth frame.
Over the next three minutes, Mount St. Mary’s went on its own run to pull within four, 64-60, with just under one minute to play in the game. Foul trouble caused both teams to close out the contest at the charity stripe. The Mount hit three free throws to pull within one, 64-63, with nine seconds remaining, but sophomore Bri Betz-White solidified the Greyhounds’ two-point by hitting the final free throw of the contest with six seconds remaining.
Loyola scored 30 points off of the Mount’s misfortunes, as Mount St. Mary’s recorded 24 turnovers throughout the game.
The Greyhounds shot 81 percent from the charity stripe, including 10 points from Marshall. Junior Lauren Daugherty made 100 percent of her shots at the free-throw line, going 2-for-2.
Loyola returns to action Tuesday when the Greyhounds take on No. 6 Maryland at the XFINITY Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.