Niagara, NY (Sports Network) - In an exciting double-overtime bout, Robert
Olson scored 23 points, leading the Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds over the
Niagara Purple Eagles, 89-87, for a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
show at the Gallagher Center.
Olson was one of six Greyhounds (16-8, 8-4 MAAC) to score in double figures as
Dylon Cormier tallied 15 points, Julius Brooks 14, Anthony Winbush 13, and
both Erik Etherly and R.J. Williams 11 point apiece. Winbush managed a double-
double by pulling down 13 rebounds. The win ended a two-game slide for Loyola.
For Niagara (14-9, 10-2), Antoine Mason and Juan'ya Green scored 23 points
each. T.J. Cline added 14 points while Ameen Tanksley tallied 12. Green,
Tanksley, and Malcolm Lemmons were the top rebounders with eight each for the
Purple Eagles, who saw their seven-game winning streak come to a close.
Loyola shot just 41.2 percent from the field in the first half but thanks to
nine turnovers by Niagara, the Greyhounds led 35-34 at the break.
Niagara took the lead with under eight minutes to go but was not able to hold
on as two free throws by Winbush with 35 seconds left tied the game at 66-66
and sent it to overtime.
In the first overtime, Loyola led the entire period. At one point the
Greyhounds were up by eight but the Purple Eagles weren't finished as a 3-
pointer with nine seconds left by Green finished off an 11-3 run for Niagara
and locked the score at 79-79 and headed for a second overtime.
The final overtime period was back and forth, but with three seconds
remaining, Lemmons hit a pair of free throws to tie the game for the Purple
Eagles. Brooks got the ball and made a layup as time expired to give the
visitors the narrow win.
Turnovers cost the Purple Eagles in the game as their 15 miscues led to 27
points for the Greyhounds.
The Sports Network