American Shoots Way Past Men's Basketball Wednesday In D.C.

Feb. 4, 2015

Final Stats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - American University built a 17-point halftime lead, shooting 73.7 percent from the field in the first half, and the Eagles shot 60 percent overall to defeat visiting Loyola University Maryland, 64-49, Wednesday night in Patriot League action.

The Greyhounds (9-13 overall, 5-6 Patriot League) scored just one point during a stretch of more than six minutes in the game's first 10 minutes, and the Eagles (13-10, 6-5) pulled out to a 18-4 lead when Jesse Reed converted a traditional 3-point play with 12:11 left in the period.

Reed scored 11 of his team-high 17 points in the first half, while Charlie Jones tallied all but two of his 12 in the opening 20 minutes.

Loyola held American without a point for the first 5:45 of the second half, trimming its deficit to nine, 42-33, on a Nick Gorski turnaround basket at 14:32. Jones, however, scored to break the 8-0 Greyhounds run, and Loyola trailed by double digits the remainder of the game.

Eric Laster scored 17 for Loyola, matching Reed for game-high honors, and Andre Walker added 13 points, but Cam Gregory was the only other Loyola player to score more than three points. He had eight.

In addition to their shooting from the field, the Eagles had a 23-9 advantage in free throw attempts, making 19 from the charity stripe. John Schoof converted on 7-of-8 and had 15 points for the Eagles.

Loyola did hold a 27-22 lead in rebounds with Franz Rassman grabbing a team-high six.

The Greyhounds return to Reitz Arena for their next game, a 7 p.m. contest on Saturday, Feb. 7, against Lehigh University.