Cormier scores 21 as Loyola (Md) beats Siena 66-59
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)
Dylon Cormier scored 21 points and Loyola (Md.) beat Siena 66-59 on Saturday night.
The Greyhounds (6-1, 2-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) have won six in a row and handed Siena its first five-game losing streak in six seasons. Erik Etherly finished with 11 points, Shane Walker added 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Robert Olson had 10 points.
Loyola took a 58-47 lead with 2:36 left in the second half on Etherly's layup. Siena wouldn't go away easily as the Saints cut the margin to six points after a 3-pointer and jumper.
But Cormier answered with a layup and Olson made four free throws down the stretch to help Loyola pull way.
R.J. Williams had a game-high five steals for Loyola, which finished with 19 total steals. The Greyhounds took advantage of Siena's miscues, scoring 18 points off turnovers.
Evan Hymes scored 21 points for Siena (2-5, 0-2).