Feb. 2, 2013
BALTIMORE, MD. - Loyola held Siena Women's Basketball without a field goal for the final 10:33 and cruised past the Saints 53-37 Saturday afternoon at Reitz Arena. The 37 overall points and 11 second half points were both season-lows for Siena which shot just 3-22 from the field in the second half and only 23.9% (11-46) for the game.
Siena (8-13, 4-6), which entered the day tied for sixth in the MAAC Standings and only a game back of third, missed a golden opportunity to move up. Loyola (9-12, 4-6) meanwhile won its third in a row after having lost five straight to pull even with the Saints.
Siena's offense, which had averaged a healthy 62.7 points over the past six games, couldn't muster much. After Kate Zarotney's jumper pulled Siena to within 39-33 with 10:33 left, the Saints missed their final nine shots to close out the game scoring just four points from the foul line.
Loyola denied Siena's inside attack, limiting the Saints to just 10 points in the paint. Lily Grenci, who entered the day leading the MAAC scoring 17.9 points in conference games, finished with a quiet 13 points on just 2-10 shooting and missed all six of her second half field goal attempts.
Tehresa Coles added nine points for the Saints and Zarotney scored eight going 4-4 from the field for Siena which has lost four in a row at Reitz Arena. Zarotney continues to shoot lights out from the floor and has now made 23 of her last 27 field goal attempts (85.2%).
MAAC Preseason Player of the Year Katie Sheahin, who missed Siena's 10-point win over Loyola two weeks ago, led the Greyhounds with 12 points and nine rebounds. Nicole Krusen, Alyssa Sutherland and Tiffany Padgett all added nine points for a balanced Loyola attack.
Siena concludes a grueling stretch where nine of 13 games are on the road Friday at Manhattan at 7 p.m.