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W. Basketball. Women’s Basketball Tops Boston University On Saturday, 63-53

Jan. 17, 2015

BOSTON – Bri Betz-White scored a career-high to lead three Loyola University Maryland players in double figures and help the Greyhounds top Boston University, 63-53, in Case Gym on Saturday afternoon.

Betz-White became the first freshman to score 20-plus points in a game since Kara Marshall versus Rider University in February 2012.

Colleen Marshall chipped in 10 points, while Nai Brown added an additional 10 and grabbed a team-best seven rebounds.

For the third-straight contest, Loyola led after the first 20 minutes, going up 34-28 at the break and using its momentum to continue an offensive surge in the second half.

Brown came out of the locker room scoring the team’s first six points, connecting on her third field goal to make it 40-32 with 16:56 to play in the second half. Boston University’s Mollie McKendrick countered with her own jumper before the two teams stayed off the board for nearly four minutes.

Colleen Marshall and Betz-White helped extend Loyola’s lead to as many as eight, 45-37, but the Terriers used a 9-3 run to pull with two, 48-46, with 3:44 left.

Steph Smith sparked a 7-2 run with a 3-pointer to make the score 51-46. After the run, Betz-White scored Loyola’s final eight points, all of which were counted at the charity stripe. The rookie went 11-for-12 from the free throw line Saturday afternoon.

Boston University (4-13 overall, 1-5 Patriot League) outrebounded the Greyhounds, 41-35, but defensively, Loyola recorded more steals and blocks, seven and two, respectively.

Loyola (5-12, 3-3) returns to action on Wednesday, traveling to Bucknell University for a 7 p.m., tipoff.

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