Loyola women breeze past Marist, 70-44 Navy women drop first in conference to H. Cross


January 28, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

It took the Loyola women about eight minutes to establish superiority over Marist in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game at Reitz Arena last night.

By then, the score was 18-4 and Jina Mosley, Mary Anne Kirsch and Jennifer Bongard had split the Greyhounds' points evenly, each outscoring the opposition.

Fortunately for the visiting Red Foxes, it didn't get any worse. They lost, 70-44, and fell to 3-14 overall and 1-8 as a first-year member of the MAAC.

It was fairly apparent early that Loyola (13-5, 8-2) was not going to be pressed seriously, and the Greyhounds' defense made things uncomfortable for the visitors from the outset.

After an early basket, Marist could score only every five minutes or so until Loyola eased off with substitutions. Still, Loyola was up 32-12 at halftime, as Marist made five of 27 attempts from the field.

By the midpoint of the second half, Loyola had doubled the score, 54-27, and the object now was to make it as painless as possible for Marist while still getting some work in.

Loyola has won four of five and 11 of its past 13 and maintains the runner-up spot in the conference behind Siena (8-0).

Holy Cross 72, Navy 62: The Midshipmen (15-4, 5-1) suffered their first Patriot League loss of the season, falling to the Crusaders (14-7, 5-1) in Worcester, Mass.

The Mids held Holy Cross' leading scorer Amy O'Brien to 21 points, six below her season average. But O'Brien was supported by 17 points from Anna Kinne and 14 more from Summer Ivan.

Navy was led by Laurie Coffey's 17, and Erica Hayes, who had all but two of her 16 in the first half.

"If we were going to lose, I guess this was the time to do it," said Navy coach Frank Sanchez. "There's a lot of season left."

Down one at the half, Navy used a 10-2 run at the start of the second half, sparked by Felicia Harris' three-pointer, to take a 43-39 lead.

But the Crusaders replied with a 14-3 spree to seal the win.

Bowie State 71, Elizabeth City 55: Rashida Brooks led four in double figures with 15 points as the visiting Bulldogs (17-1) rolled in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association game.

Washington College 74, Ursinus 53: Maggy Kilroy led all scorers with 17 points as the Shoremen (11-5, 4-4) moved into sole possession of second place in the Centennial Conference. Senior forward Kristen Snell added 16.


Western Maryland 66, Haverford 57: Junior guard Brian Tombs scored 15 points, shooting 5-for-6 on three-pointers, to lead the host Green Terror (9-7, 5-2) to a Centennial Conference win. His final three was part of a 10-2 Western Maryland run that broke a 42-42 tie with nine minutes left.

Elizabeth City 98, Bowie State 91: Damion Keyes scored 22 points, but the Bulldogs fell to the host Vikings in a CIAA game.

Pub Date: 1/28/98

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