Second-half surge powers Siena to 76-42 rout of Loyola

January 12, 1991|By Special to The Sun

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- Siena used a 21-6 run at the beginning of the second half to break open a close game en route to a victory over Loyola in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game last night.

It was Loyola's fourth straight loss and Siena's (10-3, 3-0) sixth consecutive win.

Marc Brown scored 14 to lead Siena. Kevin Green led thGreyhounds with 11 points and center Mike Wagner grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds.

A patient offense helped Loyola (5-8, 0-4) slow the fast-breaking Saints in the first half, which ended with the Greyhounds trailing, 30-25.

Siena began its second-half run with a slam-dunk by Steve Downey off an assist by Mark Brown. Following a layup for Loyola by Green, the Saints scored five unanswered points to take a 10-point lead on Mike Brown's jumper with 16 minutes, 2 seconds remaining.

Derek Campbell hit two free throws for Loyola with 15:20 remaining to bring the Greyhounds within 37-29, but Andy Grazulis' tip-in at the 14:24 mark put Siena on top, 39-29. Loyola would get no closer than 10 the rest of the way,

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