Brown's Career High Not Enough For WBB Versus Boston University
Jan. 19, 2014
BALTIMORE - Junior Nai Brown knocked down a career-high 28 points, but the Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team fell to fellow Patriot League newcomer Boston University, 70-60, Sunday afternoon at Reitz Arena.
Brown reached 20-plus points for the fifth time and for the third time in the last five games to lead the Greyhounds (4-13, 1-5 Patriot League) offensively, while she also had a team-best eight rebounds. Freshman Lisa Mirarchi chipped in 10 points and a team-best five assists.
The Greyhounds shot 42.6-percent from the floor, including 70.6-percent from the charity stripe. For the second time this season, Brown made 10 or more trips to the free-throw line, contributing eight of her 28 game points from the charity stripe.
The Terriers led by as much as 14 points in the first half, but Loyola closed the period with an 8-0 run, 28-22. Brown scored the first five points for the green and grey, after nearly five minutes of action.
The Greyhounds pulled within two on two separate occasions in the beginning of the second half. Brown and Nneka Offodile cut the deficit to two, before back-to-back three’s by Boston University gave the Terriers their first double-digit lead of the half.
BU used the three-point momentum to chip away at a 13-2 run, until Mirarchi halted the offensive effort with glass points, 43-32. The two teams traded baskets on the next three possessions, while Brown went on an eight-point personal run to pull Loyola within single digits, 46-38.
Senior Nicole Krusen cut the deficit to six, with a shot from downtown, 51-45. For the fifth-consecutive game, Krusen has hit one or more three-point field goals for the Greyhounds.
With just under five minutes to play, Krusen forced a Terriers’ turnover and found Mirarchi on the baseline for three. The second and final three-pointer for Loyola pulled the Greyhounds within nine, but Boston University used three charity stripe points to extend the lead back to double figures.
In the final two minutes, seven of the last nine points were recorded from the free throw line, as Loyola benefited from thee of those points.
Four players reached double-figures in scoring for Boston University (7-12, 2-4), led by Clodagh Scannell's 17 points. Rashidat Agboola had a double-double of 13 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, while Danielle Callahan and Whitney Turner contributed 13 and 10 points, respectively.
The Greyhounds will be back in action on Wednesday when they host Bucknell. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
Late Rally Not Enough For Women's Basketball...
The Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team outscored Lehigh 23-15 in the fourth...
Women's Basketball Returns To Reitz For...
Loyola University Maryland women's basketball opens the month of February with its first home...
Smith's Trey Lifts Women's Basketball Over...
With 1:46 to play in the fourth quarter, graduate student Steph Smith knocked down a 3-point...
Lafayette Hosts Women's Basketball Saturday In ...
Loyola University Maryland women's basketball closes out the month of January with its third-stra...
Women's Hoops Outscores Colgate By 15 In Fourth...
Loyola University Maryland women’s basketball held Colgate University to one field goal in ...
Trip To Hamilton, New York Up Next For Women's ...
Loyola University Maryland women's basketball plays in its second of three-straight road games to...
Bucknell Outlasts Women’s Basketball, 71-64
In a game that included nine lead changes and five tied scores, Loyola University Maryland women&...
Bucknell, Women's Basketball Meet Wednesday...
On Wednesday night, Loyola University Maryland women's basketball will take on Bucknell...
Wednesday, Feb 10 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE Navy Annapolis, Md. 7:00 PM Video
Saturday, Feb 13 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE Boston University Boston, Mass. 2:00 PM Video
Wednesday, Feb 17 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE Bucknell Reitz Arena 7:00 PM Video Sunday, Feb 21 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE Colgate Reitz Arena 2:00 PM Video Wednesday, Feb 24 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE Holy Cross Worcester, Mass. 7:00 PM Live Stats | Video
Saturday, Feb 27 EVENT LOCATION TIME COVERAGE American Washington, D.C. 4:00 PM Live Stats | Video