'Hounds can't finish rally, lose third in row

The Baltimore Sun

Jamal Barney had 20 points, 10 rebounds and three steals for Loyola, but the Greyhounds fell to visiting Siena, 75-68, in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener for both teams last night.

Brett Harvey scored 15 for Loyola (2-6, 0-1), which has lost three in a row.

Alex Franklin scored 21 points and Edwin Ubiles added 20 to lead Siena (3-3, 1-0).

After trailing by as many as 11 in the early minutes of the second half, Loyola cut the deficit to 51-48 on a coast-to-coast layup by Harvey with just less than 11 minutes to play. Then Barney's layup in the paint trimmed the Saints' lead to 52-50 at the nine-minute mark.

Loyola tied the score at 54 with 7:26 left on a jump shot by Brad Farrell. But Siena responded with a 14-2 run over the next 4:30 to go up by 12 and seal the win.

"We played tough, and Siena's experience really helped them tonight," Greyhounds coach Jimmy Patsos said. "This is how you get good - by playing good teams. I believe in our young players because they are the future of our program."

The Saints led 36-28 at halftime. Isaac Reid had nine points and four rebounds for Loyola in the first half. The Greyhounds pulled within 22-21 on Barney's layup with just less than seven minutes left in the first, but Siena closed on a 14-7 run.

Loyola's bench players outscored their counterparts 23-8, and the Greyhounds won the rebounding battle 38-28.

The Saints made 26 of 51 field goals.

Kenny Hasbrouck added 13 points for the Saints (3-3, 1-0), who bounced back after three consecutive losses in the Old Spice Classic over the weekend.

Loyola continues conference play at noon Sunday against Niagara at Reitz Arena.

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