BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team fell to George Washington, 72-49, Sunday afternoon at Reitz Arena.
George Washington (10-2) started the game with three turnovers, helping Loyola to a 6-5 lead going into the first media timeout. Following the break, the Colonials used a 7-0 run to force the Greyhounds to call a timeout with 14 minutes to play in the first half.
After returning to the court, George Washington continued its run, 17-2, pulling away with the lead for the remainder of the contest.
With just over nine minutes to play in the first half, Perry took a bounce pass from senior Kara Marshall to connect on the Greyhounds’ first field goal in nearly seven minutes, 22-10.
Chakecia Miller and Jonquel Jones put the Colonials’ up by 16, 26-10, on a pair of jumpers, but Betz-White responded with a 3-point field goal with seven and a half minutes left in the first half.
George Washington responded with it’s own trey, as the two teams traded baskets until the Colonials led by as much as 20, 37-17, with three minutes left to play. Loyola chipped away at the deficit as Betz-White and Kara Marshall closed out the half with a field goal and three, respectively, 37-22.
The Greyhounds shot only 33.3-percent from the floor in the second half, and could not contend with the Colonials’ 14 field goals.
Loyola (2-9) opened the stanza with back-to-back and-one scenarios by Colleen Marshall. The junior guard’s six-straight points pulled the Greyhounds within nine, 37-28, but that would be as close as Loyola would come for the remainder of the game.
George Washington’s Caira Washington contributed a game-high 19 points and Jonquel Jones recorded a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds.
The Greyhounds will return to action on Wednesday when they close out their seven-game home stretch with their Patriot League opener against the United States Naval Academy. Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m.