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Loyola fall to Blue Hens in tight battle

Bri Betz-White reached double-digits in scoring for a sixth time in seven games.

Junior guard Brie Betz-White posted her sixth double-digit scoring effort in seven games as she led the Loyola Greyhounds women’s basketball team with 15 points on Wednesday night, but the Delaware Blue Hens were able to get the victory in the down-to-the-wire game at Reitz Arena.

A game in which neither team could break away from the other, a jumper bu Betz-White with 2:44 remaining in the fourth quarter tied the game up. However, Loyola would go two and a half minutes without scoring. The Blue Hens didn’t go on a rampage in that span, but were able to do enough where in the final seconds the Greyhounds had to hope they would miss free throws. But they made enough of them and earned the 47-45 victory.

Immediately after Betz-White’s jumper the Blue Hens got back ahead when Bailey Kargo ran into the paint and made a layup. Betz-White took the ball down the court and looked to give Loyola the lead again, but her shot was off the mark. Delaware called a time out and the play their set up gave them another two points, those off Erika Brown.

Delaware was ahead by four points with 90 seconds remaining. Then Lauren Daugherty turned the ball over to give Delaware the ball back. The Blue Hens weren’t able to score, but did run another 25 seconds off the clock. Daughery made up for her turnover with a layup that got the Greyhounds back within two points with 18 seconds remaining. However, Nicole Enabosi sealed the deal with a pair of made free throws.

Betz-White missed her hurried shot on the ensuing Greyhounds possession. Enabosi made one of two free throws after that, which put the Greyhound ahead five points with only seven seconds remaining. Daugherty hit a 3-pointer at the very end, but there was no time for anything else to happen.

There wasn’t much separating the two teams. Delaware out-shot the Greyhounds just barely, 40.4% to 38.2%, but Loyola also had four fewer turnovers and one more 3-pointers. The big difference were wasted 3-pointers by the Greyhounds, going just 3-for-12 in the game while Delaware went 2-for-5, and free throws. Though helped by some extra attempts at the end of the game, Delaware easily out-shot the Greyhounds from the foul line. Loyola attempted only one free throw in the game, a shot they missed.

Delaware was led by Brown, who scored 15 points in the game off 7-for-10 shooting.

The Greyhounds fell to 3-5. They will make a short road trip to Catonsville on Saturday when they tip off against UMBC at 1 pm.

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