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Women's Basketball Falls To Canisius On Field Trip Day

Nai Brown had seven points in eight minutes of play vs. Canisius

Nai Brown had seven points in eight minutes of play vs. Canisius

Jan. 24, 2013

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BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team fell, 60-46, to Canisius College on Field Trip Day at Reitz Arena on Wednesday afternoon.

Alyssa Sutherland led Loyola (6-12, 1-6 MAAC) with 11 points and seven rebounds and Katie Sheahin chipped in nine points and seven rebounds. Kara Marshall had a team-high four assists.

For Canisius (8-10, 5-2), Ashley Durham led the way with 21 points. The senior helped the Golden Griffins to 11 shots from behind the arc, a team-high for the 2012-13 season.

Sutherland, scored the first points for the Greyhounds, a three-pointer from the top of the arc, and the only Greyhound lead of the game.

The first 12 points of the contest were accumulated by four-three's, including the Sutherland connection and three Golden Griffins' shots led by Durham and Allison Braun.

Canisius grabbed its first double-digit lead with more than 12 minutes into the first half, but a Sutherland layup cut the deficit to 9, 18-9.

Both teams entered the locker room, 28-17, in favor of the Golden Griffins. Loyola led from the paint, 10-4, while the Golden Griffins' bench out scored the Greyhounds, 8-4.

Nicole Krusen sparked Loyola's scoring momentum in the final 20 minutes, with a three-point shot, 34-21, while Sheahin replicated the success with a back-to-back shot from downtown.

Canisius maintained a double-digit lead for the remainder of the contest, despite a 9-0 run by the Greyhounds, which was capped off by a Sutherland layup, 50-39, with less than five minutes in regulation.

In the second half alone, Loyola scored 16 points off turnovers, to the Golden Griffins eight.

The Greyhounds will return to action on Sunday when it faces Iona in the second game of a doubleheader with Loyola's men's basketball team. Tip off is set for 2:30 p.m.