Men's Basketball Falls At Canisius

Feb. 21, 2004

Final Stats

Buffalo, N.Y. - Charlie Bell led four Greyhounds in double figures with 15 points, but Canisius used 60 percent shooting to sink Loyola 83-67 on Saturday afternoon in Buffalo, N.Y.

A hot-shooting Canisius squad set the first-half tempo with long-range accuracy. Held without a field goal in the game's first 3:30, the Golden Griffens finished the half shooting 67 percent from the field, making 8-of-9 three-point field goals. Charlie Bell was doing his part to keep the Greyhounds close with two first-half three-point field goals and eight first-half points.

The 'Hounds took a 16-12 lead with a 6-0 run midway through the first period. Canisius responded with a three-point barrage and despite Loyola's 48 percent first-half shooting, the Griffs led 44-37 at the break.

Canisius extended its lead to 19 points with 11 minutes left in regulation. Loyola came back with a few runs of its own, but fell behind 78-56 with more sharp shooting from the Griffs. The Greyhounds would cut into the lead, but not nearly enough to avoid the 16-point defeat.

Lindbergh Chatman and Michael Tuck each scored 12 points while Bernard Allen added 11 in the loss. Shane James finished with a team-high five assits to go along with his five points and three rebounds.

Loyola, now 1-24 overall and 1-15 in the MAAC, will conclude the regular season at home next week. The 'Hounds face Fairfield on Wednesday night and Iona at Reitz Arena on Sunday, Feb. 29.