Army is Overcome By Loyola Second Half Shooting

WEST POINT – The Army West Point men’s basketball team (5-11, 1-2 PL) picked up it’s first Patriot League loss on Wednesday night in a 71-68 score against Loyola (3-13, 1-2 PL).

The Black Knights came out with a strong start, shooting 62 percent from the field. Loyola shot 46 percent from the field, and 55 percent from the three.

Abe Johnson had a career high with 16 at the first half. He shot a perfect 7-7 and 2-2 from the free throw line in the opening half as Army took a 39-31 lead into the locker room.

The second half was a different story, however. The Greyhounds opened the second half on a 10-2 run, inching towards Army’s lead. Loyola’s Deon Perry finished with 30 points, shooting 57 percent from the field. Loyola shot 60 percent from the field in the second half to take the ball game 71-65.

Ryan Curry ended the second half with eight points and TJ Small finished with nine. Small finished overall with 15 points to make it his fourth consecutive game in double figures and his sixth this season.

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