Dec. 19, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Lafayette, Loyola Maryland and American all fell in their men's basketball contests on Thursday.
The Leopards got a career-high 35 points from Bryce Scott, but saw a last-second shot sink them in a 65-62 loss at St. Francis (Brooklyn). The Greyhounds rallied to tie Stony Brook in the second half, but the Seawolves responded for a 76-69 win at Loyola. American lost 59-44 at an undefeated St. Mary's squad that is just outside the top 25.
Recaps, box scores and a synopsis from each of Thursday's games is included below.
at St. Francis (Brooklyn) 65, Lafayette 62
*Despite a career-high 35 points from Bryce Scott, Lafayette's comeback bid fell short in a 65-62 loss at St. Francis (Brooklyn).
*The Leopards trailed by 11 with under seven minutes to play before using a 15-4 run to tie the score at 62-62 on Scott's three-pointer with 21 seconds left.
*St. Francis' Aleksandar Isailovic hit a three as time expired to give the Terriers the victory.
*Scott made 10-of-17 shots, 4-of-6 three-pointers and 11-of-12 free throws in his 35-point effort.
*The Leopards saw their four-game win streak come to an end as they played without leading scorer Seth Hinrichs, who is out with an injury.
Stony Brook 76 at Loyola Maryland 69
*Loyola rallied from a 17-point deficit to tie the score twice in the second half, but Stony Brook closed out strong for a 76-69 win.
*The Greyhounds used a 20-5 run to tie the game at 51-51 with 9:41 to play, and scored six in a row to even it again at 63-63 with 3:16 left.
*Loyola could never get over the hump, as Stony Brook went on a 9-1 run to take control and go on to the 76-69 win.
*Dylon Cormier led Loyola with 25 points, including 18 in the second half, while making 16-of-21 free throws in the game.
*Loyola was outrebounded 33-22 and shot under 40% in the game while allowing Stony Brook a 51.1% clip from the field.
at St. Mary's 59, American 44
*American hung with St. Mary's early before the Gaels pulled away for a 59-44 win.
*The Eagles were within four points late in the first half and seven at the break, but St. Mary's went up 18 midway through the second half on the way to the win.
*Kyle Kager and Darius Gardner each finished with 13 points for American and combined to shoot 11-of-17 from the field.
*The rest of the Eagles were just 7-of-26 for the game, and American got outrebounded 37-19.