Final: Loyola 70, Canisius 52
3:32 left: Loyola leads, 64-49. The Greyhounds should cruise the rest of the way in this one.
7:47 left: Loyola leads, 55-43. The Griffs ahd dut the lead to eight, 51-43, in a steal and fastbreak layup by Belardo, but Loyola responded with back-to-back buckets.
11:35 left: Loyola leads, 44-35. The Griffs have fight. What they don't have is cosnistency.
15:58 left: Loyola leads, 39-24. And the wheels have come off for Canisius as the Greyhound's run now is 23-2 spanning two halves.
17:18 left: Loyola leads, 32-24 and Canisius calls time out. The Greyhounds had a series of offensive rebounds and chances to reboot their offense. Not a good way for the Griffs to keep pace in the game.
Halftime: Loyola leads, 28-22. The Greyhounds used a 12-0 run to lcose out the half and quash the fsat start from the Griffs. Shane Walker has 11 points and nine rebounds for Loyola while Josiah Heath leads teh Grifs with six.
3:12 left: Loyola leads, 23-22. A traditional three-point play by Justin Drummond and a pair of free throws from Shane Walker gave the Greyhounds the lead. Canisius can't get good looks at the other end.
6:30 left: Canisius leads, 22-18. Physial game with lots of whistles. Typical MAAC game. And very much up in the air at the moment.
10:24 left: Canisius leads, 20-14. Freshman forward Josiah Heath has been impressive early in the game, scoring six points on a combination of good control in the low post (and good passes from the guards) and a nice soft shooting touch from 15-feet out.
Double header days mean a late start to the men's blog as Canisius hosts Loyola. The Greyhounds are in a three-way tie for first in the MAAC while the Griffs are in the basement at 1-9.
But with 14 minutes left in the first half Canisius leads, 12-7 as Alshwayn Hymes and Franklin Milian each have five points.