Sophomore Katie Scherle scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Loyola used a 19-3 run over the final nine minutes to defeat visiting Niagara, 60-49, yesterday at Reitz Arena.
The Greyhounds (8-7, 4-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) led by as many as 11 in the first half. But Niagara (9-6, 3-3) chipped away at the beginning of the second half and took a 46-41 lead with 9:07 remaining before the Greyhounds reassumed control down the stretch.
Drexel 50, Towson 49: Despite the return of leading scorer Kacy O'Brien, the host Tigers (8-6, 0-5 Colonial Athletic Association) dropped their fifth straight. Catherine Scanlon's three-pointer with 2:16 remaining proved to be the winner for the Dragons (6-8, 3-2).
Catholic 84, Hood 63: The Blazers' three-game winning streak ended at the hands of the host Cardinals (10-3). Mandy Fischer had 14 points for Hood (7-5).
Villa Julie 54, Polytechnic 40: The host Mustangs (2-12) won for the first time in 10 games behind a game-high 19 points from Lorrie Budd. Cara Hill had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Villa Julie.
College of Notre Dame 64, SUNY-Purchase 47: The visiting Gators (7-3) scored 30 points in the paint and out-rebounded the Panthers (6-4) 51-40. Freshman Ashley Burley scored a career-high 16 points for the Gators.