(Daytona Beach, Fla.)- Sophomore McCall Tomeny’s last second shot gave Loyola University New Orleans a 78-77 victory over Webber International Saturday afternoon in men’s basketball at the ICI Center.
Robert Lovaglio had a game high 22 points for his fifth game scoring 20 or more points this season. The junior from Winter Park, Florida, was a perfect 12 for 12 from the free throw line and grabbed nine rebounds. Tomeny finished with 11 points on the afternoon. He tied a season high grabbing 11 rebounds for his third double double of the season. Sophomore Kyle Simmons and freshman Austin Roark enjoyed career highs. Simmons with 16 points and Roark with nine rebounds.
For the Warriors (2-3), Tyler Auerbacher led with 21 points on 8 of 11 shooting, including 5 of 7 from behind the arc. Jakeem Hill added 19 points and Brian Pace finished with 14.
The Wolf Pack (5-3) held a 47-39 advantage on the boards and shot 23 of 30 from the free throw line at a clip of 76.7%. The Warriors shot only 6 of 12 from the line. Loyola trailed by as many as 15 points in the second half.
“It was a great comeback effort by our group. We are fortunate to get the win on the road. We showed toughness and grit. I thought our bench gave great minutes and Rob and McCall both had great efforts. We’ll build on this for our upcoming games this week and look forward to getting back to New Orleans,” said Loyola head coach Dr. Michael Giorlando.
Loyola returns to action in the annual Battle for Freret Street against Tulane on Tuesday. Tip off in Devlin Fieldhouse on Tulane’s campus is slated for 7 p.m.
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