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State basketball: Cormier, Loyola top Fairfield, 59-52

State basketball: Cormier, Loyola top Fairfield, 59-52

Loyola Maryland overcame a cold shooting spell to start the second half in its home opener and defeated Fairfield, 59-52, on Saturday night behind 20 points from senior guard Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons). Cormier was the only Greyhound who scored in double figures. The next-highest was eight points by junior guard R.J. Williams, including 6-for-6 at the free-throw line. Loyola started the second half missing its first 13 field-goal attempts. The Stags (1-1) responded, going on a 10-1 run to take their first lead of the game at 37-36 with 11:49 left. Cormier broke the cold spell with a basket after an offensive rebound with 8:51 remaining to put Loyola ahead 38-37. The...