Roundup: Loyola men start slow and fall, 76-66, at St. Bonaventure

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Loyola's Justin Drummond scored a career-high 26 points, two coming on a tip-in that cut host St. Bonaventure's lead to six with 4:06 remaining, but the Bonnies held off the Greyhounds men's basketball team for a 76-66 nonconference win Sunday afternoon, ending Loyola's eight-game winning streak.

Drummond scored 15 points in the second half as Loyola (8-2) came back from a 43-28 halftime deficit. He made 10 of 19 shots, including two 3-pointers, and all four of his free throws to eclipse his previous career best of 22, set last December at Georgetown. Drummond also led Loyola with five rebounds in 32 minutes played.

"I wish we had played with them in the first eight minutes," Greyhounds coach Jimmy Patsos said. "We just did not play with them, but I would like to see what happened if we did. They were so much better than us for those first eight minutes."

St. Bonaventure (5-4) took a 14-2 lead less than five minutes in and went up by as many as 15 points twice in the first half. Shane Walker knocked down a three from the left side with 7:19 left in the game to cut the Bonnies' lead to single digits.

St. Bonaventure scored four of the next five points to momentarily stop the run. Drummond, however, got six points in a row to pull the Greyhounds within 70-64 at the 4:06 mark, but that was as close as they would get.

Penn State 72, Mount St. Mary's 43: The Nittany Lions (7-5) surged in the second half, using a 22-2 run to turn a three-point halftime lead into a rout of the Mountaineers (1-9).

Bowie State 79, Roberts Wesleyan 67: Senior Darren Clark scored a game-high 22 points and fellow senior Jay Gavin added 18 points at the Mercyhurst Invitational in the fifth straight win for the Bulldogs (8-1).

Elizabethtown 52, McDaniel 50: Phil Wenger hit a driving layup with 5.7seconds left to give the host Blue Jays (3-7) a victory over the Green Terror (3-6).

Hood 43, Metropolitan 40: Lavar Rich led all scorers with 12 points, while Cameron Cook chipped in with 11 as the Blazers (5-4) ended a three-game losing streak by winning at the Puerto Rico Division III Classic in San Juan.

Hood never trailed and allowed the fewest points in a contest since surrendering 38 to Eastern on Dec. 28, 2009.

St. Mary's 76, Sacred Heart (P.R.) 50: Sophomore forward Christian MacAuley led the Seahawks (8-2) to their fifth consecutive win with his first double double of the season, finishing with 11 points and a game- and season-best 13 rebounds while adding five blocks and two steals, in St. Mary's first game at the Puerto Rico Division III Classic.

Central (Iowa) 53, Goucher 52: With the Gophers down by a point and only seconds remaining, Marcus Cotton's attempt was blocked by Jacob Winkler, preserving a victory for the Dutch (8-1) over the Gophers (1-8) at the the Puerto Rico DivisionIII Classic.

Women

Loyola 70, George Washington 62: Katie Sheahin led all scorers, matching a career high with 28 points, and Greyhounds coach Joe Logan earned his 100th career victory as Loyola (4-5) defeated the host Colonials (5-5).

Nicole Krusen scored a career-best 17 points on 5-for-11 shooting from 3-point range for the Greyhounds, and Nneka Offodile also had a career day in points (11) and blocks (four).

Virginia Commonwealth 74, Coppin State 66: Senior Crystal Whittington scored a season-high 18 points and Ashle Craig added 16, but the Eagles (2-8) fell to the host Rams (6-3), who had 25 offensive rebounds.

California (Pa.) 83, Bowie State 62: Senior Kimberly Jones recorded a double double (16 points and 14 rebounds) for the Bulldogs (0-8) at the Susan G. Komen Shoot For the Cure Classic, hosted by Indiana (Pa.).

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