Loyola Greyhounds Race Past BU Men
The Loyola,Md. Greyhounds raced past the Binghamton Bearcats 83-65 in men's basketball on Saturday afternoon at the Events Center. Loyola led 36-27 at the end of the first half. Binghamton trimmed the lead to four points but could not overtake the Greyhounds who rolled up a 47-38 edge in the second half.
Loyola had five players score in double figures and were led by 13 points from Andrew Kostecka who is the team's leading scorer this season averaging over 20 points per game. The Bearcats were led by standout freshman Sam Sessoms who hit for 20 points making seven of his 14 shot attempts. The Bearcats had three other players score in double digits. Chancellor Barnard, J.C.Show and Albert Odero all scored 10 points.
The Bearcats lost the battle on the boards as Loyola grabbed 38 rebounds to 26 for BU. Binghamton connected on just five of 20 three-point attempts for a 25 percent rate. Meanwhile, the Greyhounds made ten of their 17 attempts for a blistering 59 percent success rate. That is even more amazing in that Loyola shot 55 percent from the field overall.
With the win the Greyhounds raise their record to 4-6 while the Bearcats fall to 3-7. Loyola now owns a 4-1 record all-time against Binghamton. The Bearcats are idle until Saturday when they host Youngstown State University at 2:00 P.M. at the Events Center.