Robert Lovaglio had a game high 19 points as Loyola University New Orleans defeated Brewton Parker College 76-55 Saturday evening in men’s basketball in The Den.
Brewton Parker last led with 13:57 remaining in the first half as a Lovaglio basket gave the Wolf Pack the lead for good 9-7. The margin grew to as many as 19 points in the first half the last came on a jumper by Kyle Simmons with 1:23 left before intermission. After a three pointer by the Barons Stefan Frank, McCall Tomeny gave the Pack a 42-24 advantage at the break.
In the second half, the Loyola lead grew to 20 points on two occasions. The first coming at the 16:20 mark on a pair of Lovaglio free throws and later at 13:50 with two more free throws from Austin Roark.
The Barons answered with a 15-4 run over the next five minutes culminating with a pair of free throws by Brandon McCarden. It would be as close as BPC would get the rest of the way as Loyola closed out the contest with a 15-3 run en route to the 21 point victory.
Other leaders for Loyola (4-2, 2-0 SSAC) included Mason Ibert with 14 points and Tomeny, who finished with 11 points and a game high nine rebounds. Steve Davis added nine points, all in the first half.
For Brewton Parker (1-5, 0-2 SSAC), Frank finished with 17 points, including five three pointers on the evening. Warren LaBeauf added 14 points.
“Coming off a quick turnaround from last night is a challenge and our guys rose to the occasion. The first five minutes was a tough go, but we were able to get the ball down low to Steve Davis who converted down low. Defensively, we extended and stopped their penetration and did a great job on the glass,” said Loyola head coach Dr. Michael Giorlando.
Loyola returns to action on November 23 as they will face Embry Riddle University in Daytona Beach, Florida with tip off slated for 6 p.m. The next day, they will face off against Weber International at 2 p.m.
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