BALTIMORE, Md.--Monica Naltner scored her third double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 boards, but the Quakers could not overcome Loyola at Reitz Arena in Baltimore, Md.,Sunday.Penn fell to 4-6 on the season while the 75-63 decision improved the Greyhounds to 6-6.
The Greyhounds jumped to an early lead that the Quakers could not recover from. Penn kept the pace with their opponent taking as more shots and nabbing the same number of boards. But the ’Hounds 5-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc and 61.5-percent overall shooting that put them up 44-36 at the half.
After the break, junior Kimberly Franklin provided a spark for the Quakers with six points and two rebounds. As the clock wound down Penn pulled back to three-point range to get more bang for its buck. The Red and Blue sufferedcold shooting, going1-for-9 from three with only Naltner’s swishing with 1:10 remaining.
Joey Rhoads led the Quakers with 19 points and is now just 17 points shy of reaching the 1,000-point plateau. She would be the 17th player at Penn to reach the milestone.
For Loyola, Jill Glessner scored 19 points to lead her team.
The Quakers continue their road trip in Naltner’s home town, Cincinnati. The team will take on Xavier at 7 p.m. at the Cintas Center. It is the first ever meeting for the programs.