BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - In a matinee matchup between the Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team and St. Francis Brooklyn, the Greyhounds fell to the Terriers, 64-54, in the Pope Physical Education Center.
Senior Colleen Marshall led the Greyhounds in scoring, recording nine points, while senior Jeneh Perry added eight points and grabbed a team-best six rebounds. In her collegiate debut, sophomore CaLee Gelbaugh scored eight points and recorded a pair of assists and steals.
At the close of the first quarter, Loyola (3-8) held a one-point advantage, 20-19, but St. Francis Brooklyn (2-7) kept the Greyhounds to only six points in the following frame and entered halftime with a 13-point lead, 39-26.
Loyola came back to the floor and opened the second half at the charity stripe, recording the team's first five points from the free-throw line. The squad's free-throw shots helped the Greyhounds pull within 10, 41-31, with just over six minutes remaining in the third quarter. Gelbaugh made the team's first field goal of the half with 4:28 remaining the frame and sparked a 9-1 run to pull Loyola within five, 45-40, with 1:23 remaining in the third quarter.
St. Francis Brooklyn went on to score four-unanswered points to close out the frame and lead for the remainder of the contest.
The Greyhounds open their 2015-16 Patriot League slate Wednesday, Dec. 30, hosting American University at 4:30 p.m. The game is part of a doubleheader series with Loyola and American, as the men's teams will face off at 7:30 p.m.