NEW ORLEANS, La. - Loyola had six players in double figures as the Wolfpack defeated Carver Bible College 97-69 Friday night in The Den.
Loyola took command midway through the first half outscoring Carver Bible 25-9 over a 10 minute span. Corey Gray gave Loyola a 20 point advantage with a pair of free throws with 1:56 left in the half. The period ended with Loyola leading 39-25.
In the second half, the Cougars trimmed the margin to 12 points at the 18:52 mark with a layup by Demetrus Baldwin off a Loyola turnover.
The Wolfpack answered with an 11-3 run. Gray converted one of his four three pointers to push the advantage to 50-30 at the 16:48 mark.
Loyola led by as many as 30 on two different occasions. The first occurred with 10:33 remaining on a three pointer by Anthony Miles and later at 9:10 on another three ball from Gray.
Gray led with 20 points, his highest total since the 2008-09 season. He converted 7 of 12 from the field and 4 of 6 from behind the arc. Robert
Lovaglio finished with 19 points and a game high 9 rebounds. Cameron Cates and Dylan Kremer each had 11 points. Tommy Stangl and Anthony Miles added 10 each.
Sean Stringfellow led Carver (0-1) with 14 points. Marcus Fulks added 12 and Bernard Parks had 11.
Loyola shot 57.1% from the field including a sizzling 58.8% from distance. The 'Pack also converted 15 of 18 from the stripe for a clip
Defensively, the Wolfpack held the visitors to 45.2% from the field and 26.7% from behind the arc.
Loyola improved to 3-0 on the season and returns to action on Sunday November 7 against Tulane at Fogelman Arena. Tip off is slated for 7
pm. A pre-game pep rally is slated for 5 p.m. in the St. Charles Room.