Strong Shooting Sends Detroit Past Loyola, 83-71
Jan. 6, 2011
CHICAGO - Visiting Detroit (9-7, 3-1 Horizon) shot 53 percent from the field, including 64 percent from three-point range, to slip past Loyola University Chicago (10-6, 1-4 Horizon), 83-71, tonight at the Gentile Center. Four Ramblers scored in double figures, but the Titans were able to score 24 second-chance points en route to the win.
Loyola came out of the gates on fire offensively and took a 15-8 lead, thanks in large part to a pair of three-pointers from Geoff McCammon and another from Terrance Hill. Stung by the Ramblers' quick burst to open the game, Detroit responded with 12 unanswered points as five players scored during that stretch.
After falling behind by seven, Loyola scored nine straight points, capped by a Courtney Stanley three-pointer, to claim a 30-28 lead with just over five minutes remaining in the half, but the Titans closed out the period on a 10-3 run to take a 38-33 lead into the locker room at the break.
At the outset of the second half, a three from McCammon and a lay-up by Walt Gibler brought the Ramblers even, but a trey from Nick Minnerath ignited a 13-3 Titan run that gave the visitors a 51-41 advantage.
Loyola was able to close the gap to six points but Chris Blake hit a jumper, followed by a three from Ray McCallum, to give Detroit a 60-49 advantage and from there, the Ramblers were unable to get closer than eight points the rest of the way.
McCammon tallied a team-high 18 points to lead the way for Loyola, which also received 16 points from Hill. Gibler chipped in 15 points and Ben Averkamp added 14 points, eight boards, four assists, two blocks and two steals.
Detroit was led by Minnerath's 20 points and Eli Holman registered a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
Loyola looks to bounce back when it hosts Wright State on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m.