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Loyola men end Bucknell's home win streak at 18

BasketballMorgan State UniversityRyan Cook

Loyola's Erik Etherly led four Greyhounds in double figures with 18 points, and Loyola ended Bucknell's 18-game home winning streak Wednesday, defeating the host Bison, 72-67.

Bucknell (8-6) won its last 13 home games a year ago and then its first five at home this season. It had the 11th-longest current streak in Division I.

The Greyhounds (9-3) held the Bison to just three points in the final four minutes of the game and none in the last 2:20.

Bucknell, which was picked to repeat as Patriot League champion, led 64-61 after a free throw by Steven Kaspar with 4:10 on the clock, but Loyola pulled within a point 14 seconds later on a basket by Justin Drummond.

Dylon Cormier then gave the Greyhounds the lead for good with a three-point play at 3:36, and Shane Walker extended the lead to 69-64 with a 3-pointer at 2:48.

Neither team led by more than five in the game, and Loyola was never behind by more than three points.

Saint Joseph's 81, Morgan State 50: The host Hawks (10-3) used speed against the Bears' size, and coach Phil Martelli became the school's all-time leader in career victories with 310, breaking the mark of 309 by Bill Ferguson (1928 to 1953).

Carl Jones scored 16 points for Saint Joseph, who went on a 12-2 run in the first half to take control. Morgan (2-8) outrebounded the Hawks 48-44. Ian Chiles and Blake Bozeman each had 10 points for Morgan.

Niagara 92, UMBC 75: Ryan Cook had a game-high 26 points in a losing effort for the visiting Retrievers (1-11). Marvin Jordan (23 points) and Juan'ya Green (21 points) led the Purple Eagles (5-8), who ended the first half on a 17-4 run.

St. Mary's 70, Guilford 65: Devin Spencer (Towson Catholic) and Mike Fitzpatrick each scored 13 points to lead the host Seahawks (8-3) past the Quakers. St. Mary's outscored Guilford by 10 in the second half.

Women

Virginia Commonwealth 73, Morgan State 52: Courtney Hurt led all scorers with a game-high 32 points to go along with a career-best 21 rebounds, and Andrea Barbour added 23 points to lead the Rams (8-3) past the Bears (2-8) at the Miami Holiday Tournament.

Dekeisha Mathis paced Morgan with 15 points. It was Virginia Commonwealth's second straight 20-point victory.

Virginia Commonwealth got off to a slow start, hitting just two of its first 13 from the field, and Morgan jumped out to a 12-6 lead at the 13:08 mark.

High Point 62, UMBC 51: Michelle Kurowski scored 15 points, but the Retrievers (6-6) fell to the Panthers (5-5) at Virginia Tech on the first day of the Hilton Garden Inn Hokie Classic.

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