Guard Play Leads Loyola Past Canisius 77-62

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Dylon Cormier scored 23 points and Robert Olsen added 16 and Loyola (Md.) beat Canisius 77-62 on Saturday.

The Greyhounds (11-4 overall, 4-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) took a 15-point lead 4:05 into the second half on an Anthony Winbush offensive rebound and layup. But Canisius scored 21 of the next 31 points to close within four, 57-53, on an Alshwan Hymes 3-pointer with 10:14 on the clock.

Olson scored the game’s next seven points, however, building Loyola’s advantage back to double-digits, 64-53, with a 3-pointer at 7:28.

Loyola never led by less than 11 from that point forward.

The Greyhounds scored 20 second chance-points compared to just five for Canisius and outrebounded the Golden Griffins 42-24.

Loyola’s bench contributed 17 points in the win, holding Canisius’ bench to just four points.

Washington and Chris Manhertz led Canisius with 15 points each, and Gaby Belardo added 14.

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