Marist Pulls Away In Second Half, Defeats Men's Basketball 71-53

Jan. 22, 2005

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Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - Freshman Freddie Stanback knocked down a career-high five three pointers and matched a career high with 19 points, but Marist's 60 percent three-point shooting in the second half helped the Red Foxes pull away and win 71-53 at the McCann Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on Saturday night.

Stanback, who was 5-of-8 from three three-point range, kept the Greyhounds close in the first half. In fact, freshman George Bouindas' steal and dunk at 10:32 gave Loyola its first lead of the game, 12-10.

Stanback's three-pointer at 8:55 put the Greyhounds up 18-15, but a 9-2 Marist run gave the Red Foxes a four-point lead and the momentum. Still, Loyola battled and with Stanback's fourth three of the night (a fade-away at 1:44 of the first half), the game was knotted at 29-29. Loyola trailed 31-29 at the half.

"We were in the game and kept turning the ball over," says Loyola Head Coach Jimmy Patsos. "We need to get a little tougher."

The Greyhounds took an early lead in the second half and again it was Stanback's three-pointer that put Loyola up 36-34. Another run by the Red Foxes, this time a 9-1 scoring spurt, gave Marist a lead it would not relinquish.

Sophomore Shane James finished with a solid stat line, scoring 10 points, grabbing five rebounds with three assists and three steals. Ryan Stilphen led Marist in scoring with 17 points while Will Whittington added 14 in the win.

Marist improves to 10-7 overall and 7-1 in the MAAC. The Greyhounds fall to 3-13 on the year and 2-5 in the conference. Loyola is back in action this Monday night at Iona.