Kostecka sends Loyola (MD) past Mount St. Mary’s 75-65
BALTIMORE (AP) — Andrew Kostecka poured in 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his first career double-double to propel Loyola (MD) to a 75-65 victory over Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday.
Kostecka shot 8 of 15 from the floor, sank a career-high 12 free throws in 12 attempts, and added three assists, three steals and two blocked shots for the Greyhounds (3-5). Isaiah Hart scored a season-high 14 for Loyola, which plays its next five games on the road.
Freshman Malik Jefferson scored a career-high 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting with seven rebounds for the Mountaineers (0-7), while Jalen Gibbs chipped in with 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.
The Greyhounds led 40-32 at halftime and pushed their lead to double digits on Hart’s jumper with 16:28 left to play. Mount St. Mary’s got no closer than seven points from there.
Loyola took a season-high 37 free throws and made 28. Both teams shot under 20 percent from the 3-point line.