WEST POINT – The Army West Point women’s basketball team closed out the game on a 14-1 run to earn the 69-57 victory over Loyola on Sunday afternoon in Patriot League action.
Jess Lewis dropped a season high 20 points thanks to 5-of-10 shooting from three-point land, while Madison Hovren tallied her ninth double-double of the season with 18 points and 16 rebounds. Lindsey Scamman came off the bench and scored a career best 12 points and added seven rebounds in 19 minutes of action.
The Greyhounds were led by Taleah Dixon with 17 points, going 8-of-14 from the floor, while Stephanie Karcz posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
The Black Knights were led by Lewis’ three-point shooting as she was 4-of-4 from distance through the first 10 minutes as Army led 16-9.
Army held Loyola to two points for most of the first but the Greyhounds got to within seven with the final five points of the quarter.
Loyola came out of the break and went in an 11-2 run over the first five minutes to take a 20-18 lead on a layup by Dixon. Both Dixon and Courtney Vannoy led the visitors in the first half of the second quarter with four points apiece.
Army crawled back into the game thanks to a jumper by Alisa Fallon and then a 3-pointer from Sarah Bohn to cut the Loyola advantage to 26-23.
Bri Betz-White hit a three of her own on the next trip down the floor and then Scamman dropped a three-point play to make it 29-26 with 13 seconds remaining.
The Greyhounds answered with a layup from Karcz to close the scoring at 31-26 with Loyola leading.
In the third quater the Black Knights came out ready to play in the third quarter and took a 39-37 lead with just under five minutes to play thanks to a 9-2 run.
Scamman contributed by hitting two shots during the run, while Hovren added five points.
Army hung onto the lead heading into the fourth at 48-46. Kate Murray had four points down the stretch of the third, while Bohn also hit a jumper.
Loyola was able to gain a one-point lead at 56-55 with 3:16 left in the game, but Army didn’t panic.
The Black Knights answered with a 14-1 run to close out the game for the 69-57 win.
Lewis started the run with four quick points and the Hovren finished it off with the final seven points, including going 7-of-9 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter.