Loyola rallies to beat Mount in last 10 seconds

State College Basketball

December 02, 2008|By From Sun staff reports

Meredith Tolley scored the game-winning basket with 9.9 seconds remaining as Loyola rallied from a 10-point deficit to earn a 55-54 victory over Mount St. Mary's in a nonconference game yesterday at Reitz Arena.

After the Mount turned the ball over with 27 seconds remaining and a two-point lead, Candice Walker converted a free throw to make it a one-point game. She missed the second free throw, but the Greyhounds (4-2) retained possession on the rebound out of bounds, and then Tolley scored the winning layup off an assist from Kaitlin Grant. Alex Berlin then sealed the victory by stealing the ball before the Mount could get off a shot.

Siobhan Prior fueled Loyola with 12 points, and Grant added 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Mary Dunn paced the Mount (3-2) with 15 points and eight rebounds, and Leah Westbrooks posted 12 points and seven rebounds. Lauren Howell added 12 points off the bench.

Playing at Reitz Arena for the first time since the 1995-96 season, the Mount had control for most of the night before the Greyhounds ended the game on a 15-2 run to come away with their third straight win against the Mountaineers.

HOOD 68, TRINITY 57:: The Blazers (2-4) earned consecutive wins for the first time in three years by defeating the visiting Tigers (0-6). Junior Jen Willison recorded her 18th career double double with 30 points and 18 rebounds.

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MOUNT ST. MARY'S 57, AMERICAN 52:: Jeremy Goode scored a career-high 29 points to lead the Mount (3-2) to a win over the Eagles (4-3). Trailing 28-19 early in the second half, Mount St. Mary's went on a 30-11 run to take a 49-39 advantage with 4:34 left in the game. Goode scored 17 during the run.

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