A strong fourth quarter from the Mount proved to be too much for Loyola University Maryland as the Mount (1-6) went on to win 71-63 in a non-conference match-up in Knott Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Junior Juliette Lawless led the Mount’s offensive attack with both a game and career high of 18 points and 9 rebounds. Following up closely behind was sophomore Ashlee White with 15 points and senior Katrice Dickson with 14 points of their own to help propel the Mount to their first win of the year and head coach Maria Marchesano’s first of her career with Mount St. Mary’s.
An offensive explosion from Loyola in the second quarter put the Mount just behind in the contest at halftime by a score of 32-28. The teams traded buckets until the last half of the final quarter when the Mount began their comeback, down by just six.
Back to back buckets from Dickson and first year Daly Sullivan brought the Mount within one point. Both Dickson and Sullivan repeated with another lay-up, and then a Sullivan basket from behind the arc gave the Mount a lead they would never let go.
Thanks to some clutch free throw shooting from sophomore guard Kayla Agentowicz and Dickson, the Mount managed to fend off Loyola as they tried to claw their way back into the game. Agentowicz would finish with 10 points.
The Mount shot 40% from the field and 30% from deep. Their next matchup is Dec. 6 at No. 15 University of Maryland: College Park (7-2).