(Hattiesburg, Miss.) Loyola University New Orleans men’s basketball team fell to William Carey University 81-63 on Saturday night at Clinton Gymnasium.
The Wolf Pack opened the game on a 7-0 run which was capped by a Daniel Kuhl three pointer. However, #4 ranked William Carey responded with an 8-0 spurt as Stefan Sartori and Donovan Walker each drained threes. After Roco Gandara ended the burst with a two pointer in the lane with 14:51 remaining in the first half, William Carey scored 10 of the next 12 points to take control. Loyola trailed 35-29 entering intermission.
The Pack (5-18, 4-12) cut the lead to four as Kuhl nailed a two point jumper. However, seven straight Crusader points pushed the lead up to 11. The Pack were unable to get within nine the rest of the contest.
Kuhl and Cameron Hill tied for the Loyola lead with 15 points. Jalen Gray chipped in 14 and a team best five assists. Hill and McCall Tomeny each tallied five rebounds to top the squad. The Pack shot 39.6% for the game and made only 1 of 13 three pointers.
Kelvin Nixon notched a team high 16 points and five assists. Daron Bell scored 14 while Walker added 12. La Rue contributed nine rebounds. The Crusaders (20-1, 14-0) shot 50% from the floor and won the rebounding battle 39-33.
Loyola will be back in action on Thursday, February 20th as they take on Jesuit Rival Spring Hill College in The Den at 7:30 p.m.