Loyola guard Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons) scored a career-high 26 points, and Erik Etherly had 12 while matching his career high with 15 rebounds, as the Greyhounds defeated George Washington, 65-55, on Wednesday night at the Colonials' Smith Center.
Down 19-17 with 6:49 to play in the first half, the Greyhounds (7-1 overall) went on a 17-0 run to go up 34-19 on a 3-pointer by Justin Drummond with 2:30 to go before halftime. Although the Colonials (4-4) scored the half's last five points, Loyola led 34-24 at the break.
The Greyhounds held George Washington leading scorer Tony Taylor, who before the game was honored for recently scoring his 1,000th point, to six points. Taylor entered the game averaging more than 15 per game.
La Salle (6-3), which won its fourth consecutive game and defeated a Colonial Athletic Association team for the third time this season, shot 53.2 percent from the field and 51.9 percent from beyond the arc.
Towson (0-8) was led by senior Robert Nwankwo's 12 points and seven rebounds.
Washington College 78, Swarthmore 68: Senior forward Chris Olsen (Mount St. Joseph) scored a career-high and game-best 20 points as the host Shoremen (4-3, 2-2 Centennial Conference) defeated the Garnet (1-7, 1-3).
Senior guard Sal Schittino (Loyola) made a jumper with 13:55 remaining in the first half to give Washington the lead for good at 14-12.
Richard Stockton 80, Goucher 76: The final lead change came with 4:30 left when Darnell McCargo hit a layup for a 72-70 lead that the Ospreys (2-5) would not surrender.
Alex Noble had 22 points for the host Gophers (1-7).
Frostburg State 74, Hood 70: The host Bobcats (3-4, 2-1 Capital Athletic Conference) built a 20-point lead andheld off a late rally by the Blazers (4-3, 1-2).
Cameron Cook had 17 points for the Blazers, and DeSean Antoine had 16 for Frostburg.
St. Mary's 71, York 69: The visiting Seahawks (6-2, 2-0 CAC), led by Chris Hutchinson and Jeff Haus with 14 points each, were outscored by the Spartans (5-3, 2-1) in the second half but held on to win.
Towson 61, Coppin State 59: Senior guard Krystal Parnell scored with two seconds lift the visiting Tigers (6-2) over the Eagles (2-6), who had rallied from 12 down in the final four minutes to tie the score.
Towson, which got a career-high 22 points from sophomore guard Tanisha McTiller, won its second straight game.
"We got lucky at the end of this game," Tigers coach Joe Mathews said. "Coppin State never gave up in this game, and we were lucky to get the shot off when we needed it. Tanisha definitely came up big for us tonight."
McTiller hit three 3-pointers and . added seven rebounds and two steals.
Payne led Coppin State with 14 points and four assists, and Jeanine Manley had 11 points and five rebounds.
Navy 61, Siena 50: Alix Membreno (16 points) led a balanced offense as the host Mids (5-3) beat the Saints (1-5).