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Hounds pull away late from Mount St. Mary’s

Jared Jones went 6-for-11 for Loyola as he scored a team-best 15 points to go with eight rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Jared Jones went 6-for-11 for Loyola as he scored a team-best 15 points to go with eight rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Winning on the boards and getting to the foul line often is a great way to get a victory and those were the keys to the Loyola Greyhounds men’s basketball team’s 64-57 victory over Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday afternoon.

Loyola out-rebounded the Mountaineers 39-28 and went 23-for-27 from the foul line while their opponent went just 9-for-15 from the charity stripe. The Greyhounds also limited Mount St. Mary’s to only 13 points over the final 11 minutes of the game to go from down two point to a seven-point victory.

A pressure Greyhounds defense helped force seven turnovers to prevent the Mountaineers from building on a 44-42 lead they had with 11:46 remaining in the second half. The Mount were also held to just 4-for-12 from the floor and the struggled transferred to the foul line where they went just 5-for-10 towards the end of the game.

Jarred Jones led the Greyhounds with 15 points and also had eight rebounds. It was his two free throws that re-tied the game just 26 second after Junior Robinson had given Mount St. Mary’s their two-point lead. Cam Gregory them caught and finished an inside pass from Jones to give Loyola a 46-44 lead with 10:49 remaining.

Loyola held their lead for over four minutes. Robinson was able to score a layup to tie the game at 54-54 with 5:27 remaining and his fastbreak layup off a steal by Greg Alexander put Mount St. Mary’s back ahead just a few seconds later, but the Greyhounds didn’t let that little spurt by the Mountaineers regain complete control of the game.

Mount St. Mary’s was held to only one point after that. Loyola meanwhile re-took the lead on a fastbreak layup by Jones and a pair of free throws by Nevell Provo a minute later added on cushion. Five of six free throws to end of the game by Andre Walker secured the victory.

Walker went 9-for-10 from the foul line as he scored 12 points in the game. Elijah Long led the Mountaineers with 16 points. Robinson finished with 14 points.

The Greyhounds will return to action on Wednesday when they make a short 10 minute drive north to Towson for a 7 pm contest. The Mountaineers will return home to host in-state foe UMBC on Wednesday. Tip-off for that game is also 7 pm.

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