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Tavaras Hardy

Andrew Kostecka’s growth timely for Loyola Maryland men’s basketball

Andrew Kostecka’s growth timely for Loyola Maryland men’s basketball

Tavaras Hardy’s head-coaching debut with the Loyola Maryland men’s basketball program began with the knowledge that the offense would lack last year’s leading scorer in guard Andre Walker and another double-digit producer in forward Cam Gregory.

That void, however, was quickly filled by junior guard Andrew Kostecka III, who scored 17 points in a season-opening loss to St. John’s on Nov. 6. Since then, he has scored 10 or more points in 18 of the Greyhounds’ 20 games.

“I’m just trying to become more confident offensively,” he said Thursday. “I know we had a bunch of scorers graduate last season and that I’ve had to step up. So I’m just trying to help the team out as much as I...

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