State hoops: Loyola men outshoot Marist

Loyola turned in a red-hot shooting performance Thursday night, and nobody sizzled quite like Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons).

The junior guard scored 19 points on 7-for-8 shooting, and he also contributed six assists and four rebounds in the Greyhounds' 72-58 win over visiting Marist in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's basketball game at Reitz Arena.


The Greyhounds (13-6, 5-2 MAAC) shot 60.4 percent from the field and made five of seven attempts from 3-point range. Erik Etherly had 14 points, four rebounds and three assists. Senior forwards Julius Brooks and Anthony Winbush combined for 22 points off the bench, helping Loyola win for the fourth time in five games.

Adam Kemp had 14 points, nine rebounds and two blocks for the Red Foxes (4-14, 1-6), who have lost eight in a row. Anell Alexis added 14points, six rebounds and two blocks.

The Greyhounds led 43-31 at the break after freshman forward Franz Rassman made a 3-pointer with five seconds remaining in the half. They extended the lead to 17 points after Brooks and Etherly combined for three dunks in two minutes of the second half. The Red Foxes cut Loyola's lead to nine on one occasion later in the second half, but they couldn't get any closer.

Bryant 79, Mount St. Mary's 78, OT: Shane McLaughlin scored the game-winner on a drive to the basket with 6.6 seconds left in overtime for the visiting Bulldogs (12-4, 5-0 Northeast Conference).

The Mount (6-10, 1-4) had a chance to win it at the end, but Julian Norfleet's jumper from 17 feet was off the mark. Norfleet had given the Mount a 78-77 advantage with 21 seconds left in the overtime.

Shivaughn Wiggins led the Mount with 20 points.

The Mount's Sam Prescott and Kristijan Krajina scored back-to-back baskets to give the Mount a 72-69 lead midway through the overtime.



George Mason 65, Towson 54: The visiting Patriots (6-9, 1-3 Colonial Athletic Association) used a 6-0 run midway through the second half to beat the Tigers (6-9, 0-4).

Tanisha McTiller scored 22 points for Towson, which lost its fourth straight.

Michelle Peebles made a jumper for the fourth and final tie of the game at 46 with 8:39 to play. George Mason's Cierra Strickland made one of two from the free-throw line at 8:17 to start that 6-0 run, which gave the Patriots the lead for good.

Johns Hopkins 86, Bryn Mawr 29: Alex Vassila matched a program record with eight blocks in addition to 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead the host Blue Jays (8-8, 6-5 Centennial Conference) past the Owls (1-14, 0-11).

Hopkins won its fourth straight game — all against conference opponents — as it took advantage of Bryn Mawr's 24 turnovers. The Blue Jays scored 38 points off turnovers, in addition to 24 second-chance points.

Washington College 71, McDaniel 69: Freshman Ashley Espinosa scored the go-ahead jumper with 52 seconds left to put the visiting Shorewomen (8-8, 6-5 Centennial Conference) up for good.


The win marks a first for Washington College in Westminster since a 66-54 win over then-Western Maryland on Feb. 19, 2000, and completes the season sweep.

Washington College has beaten McDaniel three straight times.