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Loyola Defeats St. Peter’s 66-55

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Robert Olson scored 19 points and Loyola (Md.) defeated Saint Peter’s 66-55 Sunday, for its sixth straight win.

The Greyhounds’ defense continued to lead the way, forcing 19 turnovers, which led to 21 points. It marked the sixth straight game that Loyola (18-5, 11-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) has held an opponent to fewer than 60 points, the longest such streak since joining Division I in 1981-82.

The Peacocks (5-19, 4-9) shot 38 percent from the field (19 of 50) and were held to seven assists.

The Greyhounds scored five straight to end the first half up 32-23. After trading baskets with Saint Peter’s at the start of the second, Loyola scored six straight to take its biggest lead, 42-27, with 16:28 to play.

Erik Etherly added 15 points and Shane Walker 14 for the Greyhounds.

Saint Peter’s was led by Darius Conley’s 20 points and 14 rebounds.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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