Dec. 10, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Katie Sheahin had a season-best performance recording 25 points, as Loyola University Maryland handed Army their third loss of the season, 53-47, in Christl Arena.
The Greyhounds outshot the Black Knights 44-31 percent, while Loyola's bench scored seven points to Army's two.
Sheahin initiated the scoring game after a missed layup by Marshall was tipped back into the hands of the green and grey. Sheahin connected on a three-point attempt from the top of the key to give the Greyhounds an early 3-0 lead.
Army would then take their largest lead in the game, 7-3, after a Black Knight free throw, but Sheahin would counter with a jumper, which tied the score with 12:39 left in the first half.
The Greyhounds took control of the lead after a 20-4 run that was capped off by a Sutherland three-pointer.
Sutherland would extend the Greyhounds' lead after a buzzer beater jumper that put the Greyhounds up by 11 at the half. The senior forward recorded 11 points, 5 rebounds, and three steals against the Black Knights. Monday nights contest was the first game Sutherland scored double-digits in four games.
In the first half, Army was unable to capitalize off a single turnover, while Loyola scored six points off their first half misfortunes.
The Black Knights came out looking to play in the second half, as they scored seven points in four minutes. Army's Jen Hazlett scored two back-to-back three-pointers to help the Black Knights close in on the deficit.
With 12:24 left in regulation, Army's Aimee Oertner tied up the game 34-34, but a pair of Marshall free throws would hand the lead back to Loyola.
Three minutes later, Marhshall would extend the Greyhound lead after a fast-break layup sending the Greyhounds to a 42-36 lead.
Army's Hazlett put the Black Knights in contention after a three-point basket putting the team down by three, but it would not be enough for the Black Knights, as the Greyhounds would connect on their next three free-throw attempts.
Hazlett led Army in scoring, posting 19 points, connecting on 5-7 attempts from behind the arc.
Loyola went 13-15 from the charity stripe, and scored 14 points in the paint.
Junior forward Nneka Offodile led the team in rebounds (seven) for the fourth time this season.
The Greyhounds finished their non-conference schedule 5-6, including three victories over future Patriot League opponents.
"Tonight's win was a great way to end non-conference play," said head coach Joe Logan. "We played a solid game against a strong Army competitor."
Loyola takes advantage of the holiday break and returns back to action Jan. 4, as the team begins conference play. The Greyhounds will travel to Fairfield, Conn., to take on the Stags for a 7 p.m. contest.