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Missed free throws hurt Loyola in 69-64 loss at Marist

From Sun staff reports

12:01 AM EST, February 11, 2013

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Loyola shot 7-for-17 from the free-throw line in the second half, and 12-for-26 in the game, and host Marist took advantage to pull away for a 69-64 victory Sunday afternoon.

In the second half, the Greyhounds missed both of two free throws twice, 1-of-2 three times, the front end of 1-and-1 twice and once after making a basket.

Marist conversely, made 25 of 37 free throws in the game and 18 of 25 after halftime.

"Anytime you go 12-of-26 from the free-throw line on the road, you're not going to be successful," Loyola coach Jimmy Patsos said. "We had a nice win on Friday night, but we did not handle the success well. Sometimes, [the players] think they can just hit the reset button the Xbox and make up for things like missed free throws, but you can't do that in life."

Loyola (17-9 overall, 9-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), which led by as many as seven in the first half, went up by four on a layup by Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons) with 17:10 to play in regulation, but Adam Kemp scored the next three points on free throws for Marist, and Eric Truog gave the Red Foxes (7-18, 4-10) a 35-34 lead with 15:29 on the clock.

Kemp, a senior, finished with game highs of 23 points and 13 rebounds, as he shot 7-for-8 from the field and 9-for-14 from the free-throw line.

Chavaughn Lewis added 21 for the Red Foxes.

Erik Etherly provided 22 points for Loyola, and he matched Anthony Winbush and R.J. Williams (St. Frances) for team-high honors with seven rebounds. Robert Olson, with 10 points, was the only other Greyhound in double figures.

Loyola returns to Reitz Arena for its penultimate home game of the 2012-13 regular season on Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. contest against Canisius.