HOUSTON, Texas – Five players for the Loyola University New Orleans men’s basketball team scored in double figures, but it wasn’t enough as St. Thomas (TX) University connected on 16 three-pointers to defeat LU, 97-75, on Saturday evening at Jerabeck Gym.
Dylan Kremer led Loyola (5-6) with a career high 14 points and eight rebounds. Ryan Brock, who’s currently 2nd in the NAIA at 24 points /game, and Tommy Stangl, also added 14 points each on the evening. Cameron Cates chipped in with 11 points and Corey Gray finished with 10.
St. Thomas (5-7), who took a 54-29 lead at the break, was led by Jeremy Lewis with 22 points and Anthony Medina with 20. Lewis hit 5-of-7 from behind the arc as STU shot 61.5 percent as a team. Bryan Kaase scored 16 points and Travis Lampley finished with a double-double, 12 points and 12 assists.
Loyola shot 40 percent (25 of 63) from the field and made 18-of-25 from the line. They finished with 13 assists and lost the rebounding battle, 34-33.
STU finished at 60 percent (31 of 51) on the night, led by Lewis who was 8-of-10.
Loyola returns to action after the New Year when they host SUNO on Jan. 5. Tipoff at The Den is set for 7:30 p.m.