Emmitsburg, Md. (December 7, 2013) -- Balanced scoring with four players notching double-digit points helped the Mount women's basketball team take down Loyola, 65-59, on Saturday evening at Knott Arena in the Catholic Clash. Junior Jacqueline Brewer scored a team-best 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting to improve the Mount's record to 3-6.
The Mount's offense was also guided by double-digit scoring efforts from seniors Sydney Henderson (14 points), Kayla Grossett (11 points) and Ashley Christie (10 points), marking the second time this season the Mount finished with four players with 10 or more points.
Loyola (2-6), which took its final lead of the night 7:09 into the game with the score at 13-11, was paced by Kara Marshall's game-high 24 points. The Mount regained the lead just under two minutes later on Henderson's layup and did not trail the rest of the way.
After taking its largest lead of 13 points at 57-44 with 4:49 to play, the Mount had to hold on down the stretch as the Greyhounds cut the deficit to three at 60-57 with 1:05 on the clock. Christie stepped up with a layup and two free throws in the final minute to give the Mount the six-point victory.
The Mount was able to take a 33-26 halftime advantage after outscoring Loyola, 10-5, in the final 4:30 of the half.
Clinging to a 37-34 edge with just under 13 minutes on the clock, the Mount scored the next seven points for a ten point-lead with the score at 44-34. Loyola chipped away until a 9-1 run gave the Mount its biggest lead at 57-44 with 4:49 to go. The Mount was able to convert five free throws in the last 1:30 to clinch the win.
Despite shooting just 26.1 percent on three-pointers, the Mount finished 20-of-47 (42.6 percent) from the field on the night, marking the fourth time this season the Mount shot 40.0 percent or better on field goals.
The Mount held a 35-11 edge on bench scoring, tying the team's largest output for points off the bench on the season. On the glass, the Mount outrebounded Loyola, 37-33, led by eight from Grossett.
Next on the schedule, the Mount heads to American on Dec. 16 for a 7 p.m. game.
NOTES: Before the game, senior guard Sydney Henderson was recognized with a ceremony for scoring her 1,000th career point earlier in the season... The Mount improves to 23-12 versus Loyola in the all-time series... The Mount is now 2-1 at home this season.