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Loyola Maryland, Navy men fall in opening round of Patriot League tournament
Loyola Maryland, Navy men fall in opening round of Patriot League tournament

Lafayette had four players finish in double figures Monday and pulled away late in the second half to beat eighth-seeded Loyola Maryland, 84-71, and advance to the Patriot League tournament quarterfinals. The host Greyhounds (11-19) ended their first season in the conference with the opening-round home loss. No. 9 seed Lafayette (11-19) led 42-35 at the half after closing on a 10-3 run. The Greyhounds cut it to three, 53-50, on a pair of free throws by guard Jarred Jones with 12:41 to play, but the Leopards went on a 14-6 run and cruised from there. Lafayette had no problems solving Loyola's defense, shooting 63.6 percent from the field and 47.1 percent from 3-point range. Jones...

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