Loyola, Md. 97, Niagara 89

Updated: December 5, 2004, 10:02 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Shane James was 9-for-9 from the field and scored a career-high 27 points to lead Loyola, Md. to a 97-89 victory over Niagara on Sunday, the Greyhounds' first win of the season.

James had eight rebounds and two assists for Loyola (1-5, 1-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), which shot 55 percent from the field.

Juan Mendez had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Purple Eagles (4-2, 1-1), while Lorenzo Miles and James Mathias each scored 17 points.

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