Mount Women’s Basketball Comeback Bid Falls Short in 65-63 Loss to Loyola

Mount Women’s Basketball Comeback Bid Falls Short in 65-63 Loss to Loyola

Emmitsburg, Md. (December 5, 2015) – Mount St. Mary's University women's basketball nearly erased a 16-point fourth quarter deficit in a valiant comeback attempt, but fell to Loyola by a final of 65-63 on Saturday night at Knott Arena. Junior Alexis Carter paced the Mountaineers with a career-high 22 points in the contest.

Carter, who scored 13 of her 22 points in the second half, went 9-of-14 from the field and 3-of-3 from long range. Sophomore Jessica Carter chipped in with 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds.

Colleen Marshall led all scorers in the game with 23 points, while Jeneh Perry added 17 points and seven rebounds to help pace the Greyhounds.

The Mount (2-5) faced its largest deficit, 59-43, midway through the fourth quarter before going on a 20-5 run to cut the Loyola lead to 64-63 with just nine seconds remaining. Carter and Katrice Dickson combined for 13 points to lead Mount St. Mary's during the run.

After a pair of free throws from Sarafina Arthur-Williams brought the Mount to within one, Bri Betz-White converted 1-of-2 from the line to stretch the Loyola lead to 65-63 with six seconds to play. On the Mountaineers' ensuing possession, Carter worked herself free for a jumper, which just rimmed out as Loyola escaped with the two-point victory.

Mount St. Mary's held a 32-27 rebound advantage and forced 19 Loyola turnovers in the game.

The Mountaineers return to action on Saturday, December 5 for a road contest at Pittsburgh at 7 p.m.

NOTES: The Mount moves to 23-14 in the all-time series with Loyola … Head Coach Bryan Whitten sits just two victories shy from becoming the third coach in program history to reach the 100-win plateau at the Mount … The Mount went a perfect 5-for-5 from three-point range in the second half