SE Louisiana cruises past Loyola men in exhibition

Sat, 11/27/2010

HAMMOND, La. - The Southeastern Louisiana Lions shot 62 percent from the field to claim a 99-69 victory over the Loyola University New Orleans men’s basketball team in an exhibition contest on Saturday evening at the University Center.

With the scored tied at 6 early on, SLU reeled off nine straight points to force a Loyola time out. The Wolfpack made the score 15-10 after two free throws from senior Ryan Brock, who finished with a team-high 20 points. However, the Lions answered with another 9-0 spurt and went on to cruise to a 30-point victory.

The Lion defense held Loyola to 37 percent (21 of 57) shooting on the evening and won the battle of the boards, 42-27. LU hit 5 of 16 from behind the arc and shot 69 percent (22 of 32) from the line.

Freshman Jamal Silas came off the bench for 13 points for Loyola and junior Corey Gray added 10.

Trent Hutchin paced the Lion offense with 32 points which included six three-pointers. Hutchin connected on 10 of 12 from the field and made all six free throw attempts.

SLU had four other players in double figures scoring in Jason Marks with 16 while Roosevelt Johnson, Rodney Jones, and David Ndoumba finished with 10 points each. Ndoumba recorded a double-double with a game-high 11 rebounds.

Loyola will return to regular season play on Tuesday, Nov. 30, when they head to the Lakefront to take on SUNO. Tipoff at The Castle is set for 7:30 p.m.

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