Niagara pulls away from Loyola (Md) 66-61

Juan’ya Green scored 18 points and Niagara rallied past Loyola

(Md.) 66-61 on Monday night.

Niagara led by as many as 12 points in the first half but there

were 10 lead changes in the game. The Purple Eagles (6-9, 1-2 Metro

Atlantic Athletic Conference), trailed 61-57 with 3:25 to play but

scored the final nine points of the game.

Antoine Mason scored 17 points and Ameen Tanksley added 15 for

Niagara, which has won 10 of the past 11 games in the series.

Niagara scored 22 points off 11 Loyola turnovers and had 10

steals, including four by Mason.

Justin Drummond scored 23 points and Dylon Cormier added 14 for

the Greyhounds (9-4, 2-1), who are 1-3 since having a nine-game

winning streak snapped.

Both teams struggled shooting the ball. The Purple Eagles shot

38.6 percent (22 of 57) while Loyola shot 35.7 percent (20 of 56)

from the field.