Dec. 3, 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Bucknell's five-game win streak came to an end Monday night in an overtime loss at Penn, while Loyola Maryland scored 22 straight points in the second half to overcome Lehigh.
Shelby Romine led the Bison (5-3) with 11 points, four rebounds and four assists, Audrey Dotson had 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, and Lindsay Horbatuck grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds in the loss. Bucknell sank just six first half buckets and trailed 20-17 after 20 minutes. But the Bison overcame that early funk by shooting almost 60 percent in the second, and overcome a seven-point Quaker lead early in the stanza thanks to a 9-0 run. The rest of the second was back and forth, with Romine's layup with 29 seconds left tying the contest. Penn had a look with four seconds to go, but Courtney Wilson's attempt rimmed out. In overtime Bucknell's offense sputtered to a 1-of-8 shooting performance. Romine's two foul shots with 1:02 left brought the Bison within 54-53, but the Quakers drilled four free throws the rest of the way to ice the game.
It was a similar story for Lehigh (2-5), just a different half. The Mountain Hawks became the second Patriot League team to fall in as many games against the Greyhounds. Kerry Kinek was dominant in the middle for Lehigh as she scored a career-high 19 points and hauled in 13 boards for the double-double. Elizabeth Sharlow's layup in the final seconds gave the Mountain Hawks a 28-24 lead at halftime. Kinek's 3-pointer put Lehigh in front 31-26 at the 17:48 mark of the second, but after that it was all Loyola. The Greyhounds orchestrated a 22-0 run, holding the Mountain Hawks without a point for over seven minutes to take a 48-31 advantage. Lehigh finished the game with 19 turnovers, which Loyola converted into 18 points.
There are three games on Tuesday's schedule, including one televised contest. Colgate hosts Columbia at 7 p.m. on Time Warner Sports (Central N.Y.). Other games include Navy hosting William & Mary, and Army visiting Manhattan, both at 7 p.m.
at Penn 58, Bucknell 53
at Loyola Maryland 60, Lehigh 48