State women's hoops: Loyola falls short against Niagara, 58-47
By From Sun staff reports
Feb 08, 2013 | 1:55 AM
Loyola's women's basketball team put together a second-half rally but fell short, losing 58-47 to Niagara on Thursday night.
Katie Sheahin led the Greyhounds (9-13, 4-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) with 12 points, eight rebounds and four steals. Freshman Diana Logan led the bench with six points.
The Purple Eagles (11-11, 6-5) led by as many as 14 points with just over 12 minutes left in the second half. Kelly Van Leeuwen connected on a free throw that sent the score to 40-26 in favor of Niagara.
Loyola took the next possession and countered with back-to-back jumpers by Logan and Sheahin, but a layup by Lauren Gatto returned the deficit to 14.
The Greyhounds were down by as few as eight, after a layup by Nneka Offodile, but a single free throw-layup combination by the Purple Eagles extended the Niagara lead.