Loyola falls short, 71-63, despite Green's milestone Greyhound hits 1,900 in loss to Fairfield

January 26, 1992|By Special to The Sun

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Drew Henderson scored 18 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds to lead Fairfield to a 71-63 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference victory over Loyola yesterday Alumni Hall.

Kevin Green led Loyola with a game-high 23 points, in the process becoming the second 1,900-point scorer in Greyhounds history. He has 1,919.

Behind Henderson's 12 first-half points, the Stags took a 33-30 halftime lead. They held the lead throughout the second half, though Loyola closed to within two points with 5 minutes, 27 seconds remaining on a layup by Kevin Anderson.

Following Anderson's layup, Henderson hit the second of two free throws, and Johnnie Jones made a layup that put Fairfield ahead 58-53 with 4:40 remaining.

Anderson (12 points) cut the advantage to three with a jumper at the 4:25 mark, but Fairfield's Craig Martin hit a three-pointer with two seconds left on the shot clock, to increase the Fairfield lead to 61-55, with 3:00 remaining.

Fairfield hit 10 of 14 free throws in the final 2:23 to secure the victory.

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