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Greyhounds fall to W&M in final second

By: Theresa R. Barnes

Bri Betz-White scored all 14 of her points in the second half.

Bri Betz-White scored all 14 of her points in the second half.

It was one personal foul too many committed by the Loyola women’s basketball team. In the final second of the game Diana Logan fouled Bianca Boggs after she grabbed a defensive rebounds. Instead of the game going to overtime Boggs went to the foul line for two shots, just one would clinch the win for William & Mary. Sure enough, Boggs missed the first one, but she made the second free throw to beat the Greyhounds, 62-61.

“I felt really disappointed, we really fought back and did the best we could to come back,” Bri Betz-White said.

Loyola was down by 10 at the end of the first half after only making 30.4-percent of their shots from the floor. A Colleen Marshall 3-pointer gave Loyola a 19-16 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Tride scored the first seven points of the second quarter. A three by Steph Smith broke the run but the Greyhounds could not build off the shot. William & Mary made 48.3-percent of their shots in the first half and took a 10-point lead into halftime.

“At the beginning of the game, I felt that I and the team didn’t start off as well as we hoped, but I think we had a really good comeback in the second half,” Betz-White said. “Colleen, me and the rest of our team did our best to try to put the team on our back and help us win the game.”

Marshall led Loyola with 23 points while Jeneh Perry posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds but Betz-White was huge in the second half, scoring all 12 of her points after halftime. In the fourth quarter she nailed a three with 1:44 remaining to break a tie and gave the greyhounds a 61-58 lead.

“We made a really good comeback in the second half,” Betz-White said. “It was really important and crucial for us to make big shots. I took a chance taking that shot, thankful it went in.”

Loyola’s ability to consistently get inside led them to the foul line 16 times in the second half and they made 12 of them. They also shot a much better 45.8-percent from the floor in their comeback.

But the three by Betz-White would be the last points of the game for Loyola. Alexandra Masaquel hit a jumper in the paint to cut Loyola’s lead to one point and with nine seconds left a foul by Lauren Daugherty put Marlena Tremba to the foul line. Two free throws would have given the Tribe a lead with only nine seconds left. SHe would only make one to tie the game, but Boggs nailed hers at the very end for the win.

“Last years game left a bad taste in our mouth so we knew this game meant a little bit and we knew it would probably come down to the wire like it did, we were prepared for that,” Marshall said. “I don’t think we lost that game. I just think we ran out of time.”

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Theresa R. Barnes

Staff Writer
It seemed as if Theresa was meant to report the news ever since she could say a complete sentence. She has always been in the know of what is going on around her since she was just a young child. Many have titled her as nosey, for there was very little that she didn't search high and low to find out about. Although she would often find herself in trouble for being in others business, you could say that she knew that her tenacious effort would soon open a door to her passion for journalism. From elementary to high school, reporting the news in school and around her church became easy and eventually expected from others. Journalism has always been a passion, but she had never narrowed down what type of reporting she likes most. Upon her studying journalism at Morgan State University, she came across a Sports Reporting and Writing class with a professor who knew how to make sports come to life with words. Not knowing much about sports writing at the time, she was a bit hesitant to cover the MCEAA High School Basketball Championship but did anyway. After that class, she realized that sports journalism was best for her. The continuation of that beat blossomed into becoming a writer for So Much Sports. Theresa also writes her own daily blog, TheresaReneeGenesis.

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