Loyola Men's Basketball Comes Up Short

Thu, 12/29/2011

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Loyola University New Orleans men’s basketball team failed to knock off a NCAA Division-I school in their last exhibition game of the season. The Wolfpack fell to Southern University Baton Rouge 68-73.

Corey Gray, fresh off his Jesuit Honor Roll selection earlier this month for his performance against Xavier, led the team in scoring this afternoon with 20 points. The senior guard shot 6-13 from the field, 2-6 from beyond the arc, and 6-8 from the free throw line.

McCall Tomeny tallied 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the exhibition. Chris Joseph also recorded double-digit points with 12. Cameron Cates led the team in rebounding with nine boards.

Loyola was hot in the first half, shooting 51.9% from the floor and 55.6% from beyond the arc. Thus, the ‘Pack built their largest lead of the game to seven points just two minutes into the second half. However, Loyola’s shooters cooled off in the second, going 27.3% from the field and 20% from three-point range.

Quinton Doggett powered the Jaguars attack, scoring 14 points and securing seven rebounds on the day. Derick Beltran and Jameel Grace both contributed 13 points to Southern’s victory. The Jaguars outscored the Wolfpack 38-26 in the paint and scored 20 points off of turnovers.

Loyola resumes their regular season schedule January 6 against SSAC opponent Brewton Parker at 6:30 p.m. CST in Mt. Vernon, Ga.

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