Scores

Final

Loyola (IL) 59

(5-7, 0-2 Horizon)

Canisius 45

(2-9, 0-2 MAAC)

    Coverage: FULLCT

    7:30 PM ET, December 22, 2011

    Koessler Athletic Center, Buffalo, New York

    1 2 T
    L-IL 20 3959
    CAN 18 2745

    Top Performers

    Loyola (IL): B. Averkamp 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Canisius: J. Heath 8 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Loyola of Chicago 59, Canisius 45

    Associated Press

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Ben Averkamp scored 22 points and Walt Gibler added 17 points and 12 rebounds as Loyola of Chicago rallied to defeat Canisius 59-45 on Thursday night for the Ramblers fourth straight win.

    Trailing by four, Loyola (5-7) used a 10-0 run in the second half to pull away.

    The Ramblers hit all 13 of their free throws in the final 3:32 to finish 19 of 20 from the line.

    In the first half, Loyola shot only 31 percent from the field (9 of 29) compared to 38.1 percent (8 of 21) for the Golden Griffins. The Ramblers led 20-18 at the break.

    However, Loyola improved to 50 percent in the second half (11 of 22) while Canisius dropped to 27.8 percent (10 of 36).

    The Golden Griffins (2-9), coming off a 90-80 overtime win against South Dakota, were led by Harold Washington and Gaby Belardo with 10 points apiece.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    L-IL
    CAN
    Points 59 45
    FG Made-Attempted 20-51 (.392) 18-57 (.316)
    3P Made-Attempted 0-9 (.000) 5-22 (.227)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-20 (.950) 4-6 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 14 6

    2011-12 Season

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