Montgomery, Ala. - Loyola University New Orleans men’s basketball team committed a season high 31 turnovers as the Wolfpack fell 68-60 to Faulkner University Saturday evening at Tine Davis Gymnasium.
The Wolfpack led much of the first half as a bucket by Jamal Silas and a pair of free throws by Robert Lovalglio gave Loyola a quick 4-0 lead in the opening moments of the game.
Lovalglio extended the lead to six points, the ‘Pack’s largest lead of the contest, at the 14:53 mark with a jumper to make it 8-2 ‘Pack.
Faulkner tied the score on four occasions before earning their first advantage of the night with 2:32 to play in the half. A lay-in by Camile Ngon a Ngon made it 24-22 Eagles. Jamarious Alderson extended the lead with a field goal before Loyola’s Corey Gray hit a three pointer to send the teams to the break with Faulkner leading 26-25.
Loyola regained the advantage briefly in the second half with a Silas field goal six minutes into the final period. Ryan Brock extended the margin with a pair of free throws after being fouled intentionally by Duke Phillips.
Tareek Roach tied the score for the fifth time on the night with a three pointer and followed with a jumper on the next Faulkner possession to give the Eagles with lead for good with 11:37 to play.
Brock led the visitors with 15 points on 5 of 13 shooting from the field. Silas and Tommy Stangl each had 11 points for Loyola (12-11, 4-4 SSAC).
Chris Palmore was the only Eagle in double digits with 13. Ngon a Ngon had a game high nine rebounds for Faulkner (8-17, 3-5 SSAC). The Eagles committed 23 turnovers in the game.
The Wolfpack returns to action on Thursday, February 17 against Belhaven in Jackson with tip off slated for 7:30 p.m.
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