Geronzin leads Canisius past Loyola, 67-54

State women

January 27, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Shauna Geronzin's 23 points led Canisius over Loyola, 67-54, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference women's game, the second time the Golden Griffins have upset the Greyhounds this season.

Canisius (5-13, 2-8) dominated throughout the first half, with Loyola's only leads coming from the opening field goal and a one-point advantage at the 13:46 mark.

Canisius led by as many as 14 points before the Greyhounds fought their way back into the game with an 11-0 run to close out the first half, 29-26.

In the second half, the Griffins managed to withstand the Loyola charge. The lead changed hands five times in seven minutes before Canisius went on a 9-0 run to secure the win.

The Greyhounds (11-8, 5-5) were out-rebounded 46-36 and shot 34 percent from the floor.

Katie Netherton scored a team-high 16 points and added seven rebounds and Laura Slater added 14 points.

Geronzin added eight rebounds for the Griffins. Jill Knapic and freshman Jenel Stevens scored 13 and 12 points, and Stevens also grabbed a career-high seven rebounds.

Canisius also got solid play from Tricia Breznitsky, who had three assists and two steals.

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