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Laster’s late three lifts Greyhounds past Colgate

Eric Laster scored 18 points and hit the go-ahead three to lead Loyola to their third-straight.

Eric Laster scored 18 points and hit the go-ahead three to lead Loyola to their third-straight.

Just four days after senior guard Tyler Hubbard played hero, classmate Eric Laster took his turn leading the Greyhounds to victory. Laster scored 18 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 8.4 seconds left to lift the Greyhounds past Colgate for their third-straight victory, 68-65.

Laster hit three 3-pointers in the game, as did Andre Walker in his 17 point effort that went with a team-high five assists. Jarred Jones scored 11 points as well, but even though the Greyhounds where out-shot 41.1% to 37.5% in the game, their commitment to going inside got them to the line 25 times. Loyola scored 19 points off free throws. Colgate went only 12-for-15 from the charity stripe.

Colgate jumped out to a 10-3 lead less than four minutes into the game after back-to-back threes from Sean O’Brien and Tom Rivard. Loyola went inside three times on their next possession but their first two attempts were blocked. It wasn’t until Laster caught his own rebound off his initial attempt and put it back in that Loyola finally scored. And after that basket took that much effort and the Raiders came right back down the field and hit a quick jumper, it looked like it would be a tough game for the Greyhounds.

But it wasn’t.

Cam Gregory ran inside and drew a foul, hit two free throws and the rebounded a missed shot by Austin Tillotson, passed the ball up court and Jones hit the inside layup to make it a three-point game. Back-to-back missed three’s by the Raiders allowed Franz Rassman the opportunity to make it a one-point game with 13:05 remaining in the first half.

The Greyhounds were right back in the game and there was no separating the two teams. The score was tied 11 times and the lead changed 13 times in the game that was originally scheduled for last Sunday but postponed because of snow.

After Walker hit a fast break layup with two seconds left in the first half, the game was tied, 36-36.

Loyola had as much as a five-point lead in the second half after Jones followed a 3-pointer by Walker with a layup. They took a five-point lead again just moments later following a three by Rivard when Walker converted an old-fashion three-point play.

But there was no separating the two teams.

With 1:35 remaining Jordan Swosphire nailed a 3-pointer to put the Raiders up 65-63. Loyola missed two shots on their next possession but when Tillotson had a chance to ice the game, he missed. Gregory grabbed the rebounds, Walker moved the ball around the perimeter, found Laster open near the top and the senior nailed it.

Tillotson had a chance to give the Raiders a lead back but Jones blocked the shot, Chancellor Barnard grabbed the rebound and then hit both free throws to with one second left to secure the victory.

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