Karcz Records Program's First Triple Double As Women's Hoops Beats Colgate
By Emma Hagedoorn '20
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland sophomore Stephanie Karcz posted the program's first-ever triple double and sophomore Alexis Gray tied the school's record for 3-pointers made in a game as the Greyhounds earned a 70-55 win over Colgate on Sunday at Reitz Arena.
Karcz finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists, while Gray made seven treys to tie her career-high of 21 points. Freshman Isabella Therien added 16 points and sophomore Ashley Hunter finished with her second career double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Colgate's Summer King led the team with 14 points followed by Mylah Chandler with 10 points.
The Raiders (4-15 overall, 0-8 Patriot League) scored the first points of the game, but the Greyhounds (5-14, 3-5) quickly came back with a 9 -0 run forcing Colgate to use its first timeout, down 9-2 at 16:51.
With four minutes left in the first quarter, Loyola stretched its lead to double digits, 16-6, and then scored six of the next nine points to pull ahead 22-9 at the end of the quarter.
Therien and senior CaLee Gelbaugh had the first points of the second quarter, but Colgate strung together a 10-0 run to pull within single digits, at 26-19.
Gray's 3-pointer sparked an 8-2 run by the Greyhounds that put Loyola up 34-21, but Colgate finished the half with six of the final eight points to pull within nine at halftime, 36-27.
Gray finished the first half with a total of four 3-pointers.
Following Karcz's free throw to begin second-half scoring, Colgate strung together four-straight points to pull within six, at 37-31. But back-to-back baskets from Hunter regained a double-digit advantage for Loyola, 41-31.
After two free throws by Colgate, Gray knocked down a pair of 3-pointers to bring Loyola up 47-33, prompting Colgate to call their third timeout at 5:24.
The Greyhounds built up an 8-1 run after that, putting them ahead by 21 points, 55-38.
After three free throws from Colgate and one two pointer by Karcz, Loyola ended the third with a lead of 57-42.
The Raiders started the fourth quarter using their last time out at the nine minute mark and following a 5-2 run from Colgate, Loyola called its first timeout at 5:44, with the score at 61-49.
The Greyhounds had a 9-5 point run out of the break, and cruised to the 70-55 win.
Loyola will return to action on Wednesday when it hosts Lehigh at 7 p.m.