Harvey Scores 23 In Exhibition Win Over Adelphi

Nov. 6, 2009

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BALTIMORE - Senior guard Brett Harvey picked up where he finished last season, going 12-for-12 at the free throw line, scoring a game-high 23 points, and Loyola University Maryland defeated Adelphi University, 69-58, in exhibition men's basketball action Friday night in front of 923 fans at Reitz Arena.

Harvey led NCAA Division I in 2008-2009, making 91.0-percent of his free-throw attempts.

Against the Panthers, Harvey also went 5-of-9 from the field and had five rebounds and three steals.

Sophomore forward Shane Walker and freshman guard Robert Olson each added 12 points for the Greyhounds in their Reitz Arena debuts.

Neither team opened with a strong shooting effort, but Loyola took an 18-16 lead with 7:49 to play in the first half on a Jawaan Wright layup.

After a Rob Johnson jumper for Adelphi 21 seconds later, the Greyhounds eight-straight points to take a double-digit lead, 29-19, on a pair of Olson free throws with 4:36 on the first-half clock.

The Panthers cut Loyola's 35-26 halftime advantage to five on a traditional 3-point play by David Akinyooye 1:50 into the second frame, but Walker made a basket in the paint and Harvey hit two free throws to push the Greyhounds back up by nine.

A Tony Lewis layup at the 14:06 mark extended Loyola's lead back to 10, and Loyola scored 13 of the next 15 points to go up 58-37 on a Julius Brooks jumper with 10:21 remaining.

Brooks, a freshman forward, scored five points and had five rebounds.

Richard Byrd scored 18, and Akinyooye added 17, for Adelphi, but the Panthers shot just 32.7-percent from the field.

Loyola opens its regular season on Friday, November 13, when it hosts the University of Vermont at 7 p.m. in Reitz Arena.