Loyola at a Glance
Gray, Brock lead 'Pack to victory on Senior Night
February 25, 2011
Corey Gray led the Wolfpack with 31 points and eight rebounds as the Loyola University New Orleans men’s basketball team beat William Carey University, 72-54 Thursday night in The Den.
The win clinches a playoff spot for the Wolfpack and puts Loyola one game out of first place in the SSAC West division standings. The women's basketball team also defeated William Carey, clinching a spot in the SSAC tourney as well.
Seniors Ryan Brock, Richard Kohnke and Darrinton Moncrieffe each had impressive nights in their home finale. Brock scored 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting, Kohnke grabbed a career-high seven steals, and Moncrieffe finished with six blocks for the Wolfpack.
Down 24-14, the Wolfpack (14-12, 6-5 SSAC) answered with its own 10-0 run to tie the game up for the first time.
Loyola broke open a close game midway through the second half. Up 49-45 with 8:34 to play, the ’Pack went on a 9-0 lead that kept the 'Pack ahead for good. Gray scored six of the nine points during that stretch.
The team connected on eight free throws over the last two minutes to seal the victory. Gray went 7-for-8 from the line in the closing minutes and 9-for-12 overall in the game.
The win over WCU marks the last home game of the season for the ’Pack. The team closes out its regular season against the University of Mobile on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.
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