Women's Basketball Drops Heartbreaker To William & Mary In Final Second
Nov. 23, 2015
BALTIMORE - William & Mary converted a free throw with one second remaining in regulation to hand the Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team a 62-61 loss at Reitz Arena Monday night.
Colleen Marshall led the Greyhounds (2-3) with a game-high 23 points, while Jeneh Perry registered her third career double-double, finishing the game with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Bri Betz-White added 12 points to mark her fourth double-digit performance in five games this season.
Despite leading the Tribe by as many as three points at the end of the first quarter, 19-16, Loyola could not hold off William & Mary's offense in the second frame. The Tribe held the Greyhounds scoreless for the final 6:22 of the second quarter to take a 35-25 lead into halftime.
William & Mary (3-1) extended its lead to as many as 14, 44-30, with 5:54 remaining in the third quarter, but Loyola used a 10-1 run to pull within four, 47-43, at the 1:36 mark. The two teams traded baskets over the next minute, but a single free throw by William & Mary's Marlena Tremba put the Tribe on top, 50-45, at the end of the third frame.
Loyola continued to chip away at William & Mary's lead, eventually pulling even on a layup by Perry, 56-56, with just over three minutes remaining in the game. A 3-point field goal from Betz-White at the 1:44 mark gave Loyola a 61-58 advantage. The Tribe responded with a jumper to pull within one, 61-60, with 45 seconds remaining in regulation and a free throw from Tremba with nine seconds to go tied the game at 61-61. Bianca Boggs converted the game-winning free throw with one second left on the clock.
For the game, Loyola outrebounded William & Mary, 36-30.
The Greyhounds will break for the Thanksgiving holiday before heading to Columbia University for a Saturday afternoon contest. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.