Dec. 7, 2013
EMMITSBURG, Md. - Junior Kara Marshall shot a career-high 6-9 from behind the arc, contributing 24 points for the second game in a row, as Loyola University Maryland fell to Mount St. Mary’s University, 65-59, Saturday afternoon in Knott Arena.
The first half went back-and-forth as both teams traded leads on four separate occasions. Loyola dominated in the paint and led the Mount in fast break points, as Brown gave the Greyhounds their first lead of the contest in a fast break opportunity, 5-3, only three minutes into the contest.
A six-point run by Jacqueline Brewer once again returned the lead to the Mount, but back-to-back three’s from Marshall gave Loyola’s its second lead of the afternoon.
Sophomore Jeneh Perry tied the score, 15-15, before going on a personal six-point run over four minutes, but Mount St. Mary’s countered and led the Greyhounds by seven points at the half.
Perry recorded the first double-figure score of her career, shooting 5-8 from the field. Padgett tied her season-high with 10 points, while Brown chipped in 12 for Loyola. Brown was one rebound shy of recording the first double-double of her career.
The last time Loyola had four players in double-figures was Nov. 17, 2012, when the Greyhounds defeated the UMBC Retrievers, 68-55, in Catonsville, Md.
In the second half, Loyola shot 34.5-percent from the floor while the Mount shot 35-percent. In a 20-minute period that came down to free throws, Mount St. Mary’s went to the line 23 times, as opposed to the Greyhounds' 16.
The Mount (3-6) led by as much as 13 points, 57-44, with less than five minutes remaining.
With 4:32 remaining in the second half, Padgett sparked a 9-0 run with her lone three-point field goal of the game.
Twice within the time span of one minute Brown cut the Loyola deficit to three, but the Mount scored three additional points from the charity stripe with only seconds remaining on the clock.
The Greyhounds grabbed a game-high seven steals, and tied their season-low of 13 turnovers.
Loyola has a quick turnaround, as the Greyhounds travel to Washington, D.C., on Monday to take on George Washington at 7 p.m.