Late spurt powers AU by Loyola Franklin's shooting key to )) 65-58 victory

November 30, 1995|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

WASHINGTON -- Darryl Franklin scored 12 of his game-high 20 points in the second half to give American University a 65-58 victory over Loyola last night.

Loyola (1-1) took a 50-48 lead on a layup by Roderick Platt with 4:35 remaining in regulation, but American (1-0) went on a 14-2 run to clinch the victory. Franklin scored 12 of the 14 points during the decisive run.

Franklin hit a three-pointer with 4:12 remaining to send American ahead 51-50 and then tallied another three-pointer 40 seconds later to extend the lead to four. Franklin added a driving layup and four free throws during the Eagles' spurt.

Loyola was lead by Mike Powell who scored 17 points and added six assists. John McDonald and Platt added 12 points each for the Greyhounds, who led 28-26 at halftime.

The Greyhounds led by as many as nine points in the second half, building a 37-28 bulge.

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