BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team dropped a 79-61 decision to Cornell University on Monday afternoon at Reitz Arena.
Nicholle Aston scored four-consecutive points to tie the score, 4-4, but the Greyhounds put together a 7-0 run to lead the Big Red by as much as seven points, 11-4, with 15:24 remaining in the first half.
Turnovers and defensive misfortunes propelled Cornell on a 9-0 run to close out the half and enter the locker room with a 39-28 lead.
The Big Red controlled the lead for the remainder of the contest, holding the Greyhounds to only 10 field goals in the second half.
Betz-White cut the deficit to 14 on a pair of charity-stripe points, with 7:39 remaining, but Cornell responded with the same success from the line to make it 63-47. Twelve seconds later, Marshall pulled the Greyhounds' back within 14 on a layup, but the Big Red used a 7-0 run to force Loyola to take a timeout 72-51 with just over five minutes to play.
The Greyhounds scored 10 of the game's last 17 points, including five points from the free-throw line. In the second half, Loyola shot 12-of-13 from the line and both Betz-White and sophomore Lauren Daugherty made 100-percent of their attempts during that time.
Junior Jeneh Perry led Loyola with 16 points, while Marshall and Betz-White chipped in 14 and 10, respectively.
For Cornell (6-4), Nia Marshall led all players with 24 points and Nicholle Aston had 21.
Loyola will return to action after Christmas when it hosts George Washington on Sunday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m.