PHILADELPHIA -- Senior guard Kevin Green scored 35 points and became only the second player in Loyola College history to surpass 2,000 points in his career, but La Salle beat the Greyhounds, 99-85, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game at the Philadelphia Civic Center yesterday.
Green hit the milestone on a three-point shot that gave the Greyhounds a 33-29 lead with eight minutes left in the first half. But the Explorers responded with a 14-0 run to take control. They went on to lead by 23 points three times.
Another senior guard, La Salle's Randy Woods, scored 40 points, six short of his career-high, to help end the Greyhounds' two-game MAAC winning streak.
Green raised his career point total to 2,018, which is 181 shy of record-holder Jim Lacy, who played for the school from 1945 through 1949. The Greyhounds have at least seven games remaining, including the opening round of the league tournament.
Loyola rallied to within 90-83 with less than two minutes to play on a steal and layup by Kevin Anderson, but the Explorers hit seven of eight free throws down the stretch. Overall, La Salle was 32 of 34 from the line. Loyola was 13 of 21.