Feb. 16, 2005
Riverdale, N.Y. - Loyola's three-game win streak began with a win over Manhattan and ended with a 77-61 loss to the Jaspers on Thursday night in Riverdale, N.Y. The Jaspers pressed for 40 minutes, forcing 24 turnovers to get the win.
The Greyhounds got off to a slow start and went over five minutes before scoring their first field goal of the night. Still, Loyola only trailed 6-3 after sophomore Shane James drove the lane to get the offense rolling.
Manhattan applied the pressure with a full-court press, causing 14 first-half turnovers. Freshman Brad Farrell, who scored nine first-half points, cut the Jasper lead to 23-19 with back-to-back buckets, forcing Manhattan Coach Bobby Gonzalez to call his second timeout at 5:28.
The Jaspers answered with an 8-0 run, building a 31-19 advantage. Farrell stopped the run with a pair of free throws and Sean Corrigan made the score 31-23 with a turnaround hook shot, but three straight three-point field goals to close the half gave Manhattan a 40-23 lead at intermission.
The second half began the same way the first half ended and with a 14-2 run to open the stanza, Manhattan built a comfortable 54-25 advantage and never looked back. C.J. Anderson led the Jaspers with 22 points while both Peter Mulligan and Arturo Dubois scored 17 in the win.
Josko Alujevic matched a career-high with 12 points in the loss, scoring all 12 in the second half. Corrigan led the Greyhounds with 14 points and freshman Freddie Stanback pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds in the loss.
The Greyhounds drop to 6-18 on the year and 5-10 in the MAAC while Manhattan improves to 13-11 and 8-8 in the conference with its third straight win. Loyola is back in action and back on the road this Sunday at Canisius.