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Loyola's Brock scores 33 in win over Carver Bible

December 5, 2008

Loyola’s Ryan Brock scored a game high 33 points as the Wolfpack defeated Carver Bible College 79-72 Monday afternoon in the Carter Gymnasium on the Carver campus.

Loyola never trailed until 8:17 remained in the second half. That’s when Carver tied the game for the third time with a field goal by Delta Leonard. The Cougars continued the 10-0 run to take their largest lead of the game 70-64 on a Leonard three pointer with 6:17 to play.

The Wolfpack responded, closing out the contest with an impressive 15-2 run over the last six minutes for the win.

Brock had the hot hand, converting 15 of 19 attempts from the field for his 33 points. He had seven points in the decisive run for the Wolfpack (6-1).

In the first half, Loyola enjoyed the largest lead by any team as Brock took a feed from Sean Bennett for two of his 16 points in the opening half to give Loyola a 14-5 advantage at the 14:19 mark.

Carver quickly closed the gap on two three pointers by Cameron Blake on consecutive possessions to make the score 14-11 just 40 seconds later.

The Cougars tied the game for the first time on a three ball by Reggie Anderson, Jr., to make the score 20-20 with 8:13 in the half.

Loyola led for the next four minutes with Brock putting them ahead 22-20 on the next time down the floor.

Carver again tied the game with 4:26 in the half on another three pointer by Anderson- his second of the game.

Loyola stretched the margin to 41-34 with 56 seconds remaining in the half on a pair of Bennett free throws. The St. Paul’s grad finished with 16 points and had 11 in the first half.

Dudley again scored on back to back possessions for the Cougars to make the score 41-38 at the break.

Loyola enjoyed a decisive advantage on the boards with Nick Tuszynski tying a career high with 17 rebounds. Tuszynski added 12 points on the offensive end. Darrinton Moncrieffe also collected a career high in rebounds. He finished with 15 boards. The Wolfpack outrebounded the Cougars 50-36 in the contest.

“We played a much improved, spirited Carver team this afternoon. They shot the ball extremely well in the first half. We had to dig deep in the second half to get the win. We were able to sustain runs and get stops in the second half,” said Loyola head coach Dr. Michael Giorlando.

“We were also able to play several guys that will help us down the road. I thought Nick Tusynski had another great performance especially on the boards. Ryan Brock made some big baskets late in the game.”

For Carver Bible (2-9), Cameron Blake led with 21 points including a game high five three pointers on the afternoon. Delta Leonard had 20 points and Chris Dudley finished with 14. Joshua Caston had a team high 10 rebounds.

It was the second time the two schools played this season. Loyola took the first match up 108-57 on Oct. 31 in The Den.

Loyola returns to action on Dec. 13 against Wesley College in Florence, Miss. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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