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Siena Tops Women's Basketball, 59-33
Jan. 22, 2010
Loudonville, N.Y. - Loyola was held to a season-low 33 points and made just 10 shots from the field Friday night, as they went down 59-33 to Siena at the ARC in Loudonville, N.Y., in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action.
Loyola was dominated by the post play of Sarah Fullmer and Serena Moore. Each had a game-high eight rebounds, while Fullmer led the game with 20 points and three blocks and Moore scored 18. Allie Lindemann also chipped in for the Saints (6-10, 4-3) with 10 points and four assists.
Right from the start, the `Hounds were plagued by shooting woes. Loyola shot just 24 percent in the first half and a dismal 17.4 percent in the second. The game that started off as a defensive battle took a turn in favor of the Saints in the second half when the Greyhounds' shot remained cold.
Loyola trailed from the onset, after Lindemann put Siena on the board around two minutes in with a deep three from the corner. Both teams went scoreless for the next four minutes until Carey knocked down a pair from the stripe.
Ten minutes in, the game was still a low-scoring, largely defensive affair, with the Saints leading 12-9 after Meredith Tolley sunk an off-balance three. A few minutes later, McKenzie put in a three to make the score 17-12.
But with seven minutes left, a pull-up jumper in the paint by Fullmer began a 9-0 run for the Saints. A fastbreak layup by Carey ended the run and a nearly five-minute scoreless stretch for the Greyhounds. Carey's layup put Loyola down 27-14.
Loyola closed the deficit to nine points at the end of the half, before Moore put in a short jumper with 10 seconds left. At halftime, Siena led by 11, 29-18.
McKenzie opened the second half with a fastbreak layup off a DiClemente steal, but that was the closest the Greyhounds would get to the lead for the rest of the game. A layup at 10:12 by McKenzie was the last shot from the field that fell through the net for Loyola.