Loyola women win in front of empty stands
The Loyola Maryland women’s basketball team won just its third game of the season but the Greyhounds didn’t have an audience on hand to witness the finish of the event.
Junior Hannah Niles led Loyola with a season-high of 17 points in Loyola’s 70-51 win against Army West Point on Women In Sports Day at Reitz Arena on Saturday.
The game finished without any fans in attendance after a fire-alarm signal caused the evacuation of the arena at halftime.
“There was a maintenance issue in the building that Reitz Arena adjoins,” Loyola athletics spokesman Ryan Eigenbrode said. “We could only have a reduced capacity in the arena, so the decision was made to clear the stands after a lengthy delay and continue playing the game.”
Sophomore Delaney Connolly grabbed a game-high nine rebounds and was one of four Greyhounds to have double figures in scoring, with 11. Junior Stephanie Karcz had 16 points and nine rebounds, while freshman Taleah Dixon had 15 points. Madison Hovren led Army West Point with 17 points and seven rebounds.
ST. FRANCIS (PA.) 83, MOUNT ST. MARY’S 72: Michaela Harrison tied a Mount St. Mary’s single-game program record for most 3-pointers with eight in the loss for the Mount (10-10, 4-5 NEC).
Harrison went 8-of-16 from beyond the arc for a team-high 24 points, while also adding six rebounds and three assists. Her eight 3-pointers tied Myriam Baccouche and Dominique Mazzuchi for most in a game in program history. Mazzuchi was the last player to accomplish the feat, as she drained eight against Quinnipiac in 2007.
Rebecca Lee chipped in with her third career double double with 16 points and 10 boards for the Mount, and Jatarrikah Settle registered eight points and six rebounds.
COPPIN STATE 73, MORGAN STATE 71: DeJaun Clayton scored 16 points, Lamar Morgan had 15 points and their clutch play in the final minute helped Coppin State defeat its crosstown rival.
Clayton’s 3-point play gave the Eagles a 72-67 lead with 27 seconds remaining and Morgan’s free throw with six seconds remaining gave Coppin State a four-point margin. Morgan State’s Martez Cameron made a layup at the buzzer for the final margin.
Cedric Council added 13 points and seven rebounds for Coppin State (5-19, 5-4 MEAC).
Sherwyn Devonish had 19 points and six rebounds for Morgan State (8-14, 3-6).
CHARLESTON 54, TOWSON 53: Grant Riller scored the final five points as Charleston erased a 53-49 deficit in the final 50 seconds.
ST. FRANCIS (PA.) 72, MOUNT ST. MARY’S 63: Malik Jefferson posted his third double double of the season (20 points, 10 rebounds) in the host Mounts’ loss at Knott Arena.
BOWIE STATE 88, ELIZABETH CITY STATE 87, 2OT: David Belle scored 24 points to lead the Bulldogs to a double-overtime victory.
Navy’s Evan Wieck scores two of his 13 points in the first half during the Midshipmen’s Patriot League victory over Loyola Maryland on Saturday.