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Bucknell Pulls Away From Loyola 70-59

BALTIMORE (AP) — G.W. Boon and Joe Willman scored 16 points apiece as Bucknell defeated Loyola (Md.) 70-59 on Tuesday night. 

The Bison (7-7), coming off an 84-80 loss to Boston College, have won five of their last six games. 

The Greyhounds (4-8) have lost three in a row and six of their last seven. 

Loyola led 12-2 as Bucknell missed its first five shots, but the Bison used a 14-3 run, including seven points from Boon, to pull ahead. 

Bucknell, which shot 52.4 percent in the first half (11 of 21), closed the first half on a 15-2 run to lead 36-27. 

The Bison extended the lead to 47-31 with 14:56 to go. Loyola’s 8-0 run cut the gap to eight points, but the Greyhounds could get no closer. The Bison made 7 of 8 free throws in the final 2:37. 

Bryson Johnson had 13 points for Bucknell and Mike Muscala added 10 rebounds. 

Shane Walker had 14 points and nine rebounds for Loyola. 

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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