Michelle Baker scored 12 points and Katie Kuester contributed 11 as St. Joseph's defeated Penn, 60-45, Tuesday night in the Big Five opener for both teams at the Palestra.
Freshman Alyssa Baron finished with a game-high 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting for Penn (2-5). Jess Knapp recorded her third career double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Quakers.
Kelly Cavallo collected 10 points and five rebounds for the Hawks (5-3).
Maine will visit Penn on Friday at 7 p.m. St. Joe's will host Villanova on Sunday at 2 p.m.
In the area: Christine Wooding scored 18 points and Kristen Blye added 17 as Philadelphia University downed Chestnut Hill, 66-57. Lindsay Alexander tallied 24 points in defeat. . . . King's defeated Rutgers-Camden, 62-44, behind 20 points from Celia Rader. . . . Caitlin Shaw's 19 points helped the University of the Sciences edge Kutztown, 64-62.
Maryland 79, Loyola 61 - Lynetta Kizer scored a season-high 21 points, Tianna Hawkins added 17 points and 12 rebounds, and the 22d-ranked Terrapins (8-1) won their seventh straight game, beating Loyola of Maryland in College Park.
Former Wissahickon High star Erica DiClemente led the Greyhounds (2-6) with a career-high 22 points.