Late basket propels Loyola to 58-56 victory over UMBC

December 04, 2007|By From staff reports

Meredith Tolley made a 12-foot jumper from the high post with two seconds remaining on the shot clock and 15 seconds left in the game to break a tie and give Loyola a 58-56 win over visiting UMBC last night.

"I would like to say that we see that shot every day in practice," Loyola coach Joe Logan said. "We do take a lot of shots from the high post, but that is not the look that we get every time. I am most excited that a freshman had the courage to step up and hit that shot for us." The win keeps the Greyhounds (4-3) unbeaten at home in three tries.

The Retrievers (2-6) had a chance to win the game or send it to overtime. After senior guard Tynisha Davis made only the second of a two-shot foul to put Loyola ahead by two, UMBC made a length-of-the-floor pass to Carlee Cassidy, but her 17-foot shot fell harmlessly to the floor as the horn sounded.

UMES 85, Western Michigan 66 -- Stifling defense and hot shooting led the Lady Hawks (3-3) to a rout of visiting Western Michigan (2-6). UMES got 21 points from Casey Morton and 20 from April McBride. Tiffany Reid, who had missed one game with an injury, returned to score 10, and two other Lady Hawks, Kristi Veltkamp and Brittany Adkins had nine points each.

Longwood 69, Mount St. Mary's 58 -- The Lancers (4-5) used a strong finish to the first half to down the Mountaineers (1-6). Tiffany Green paced Mount with a season-high 17 points, six rebounds and four assists. Mary Dunn scored a career-high 14 points and had seven rebounds, and Brianna Gauthier also had 14 points in the loss. Kieva Small led Longwood with 24 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Anna Steg had 15 points, and Courtney Dyer chipped in 10 points in the winning effort.

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