Free Throws Shooting Sinks Men's Basketball At Marist
Feb. 10, 2013
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - oyola University Maryland went 7-of-17 from the free-throw line in the second half, and 12-of-26 in the game, and Marist College took advantage to pull away for a 69-64 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference victory on Sunday afternoon.
In the second half, the Greyhounds (17-9 overall, 9-5 MAAC) missed both of two free throws twice, 1-of-2 three times, the front end of 1-and-1 twice and one after making a basket.
Marist (7-18, 4-10), conversely, made 25-of-37 in the game and 18-of-25 after halftime.
"Anytime you go 12-of-26 from the free-throw line on the road, you're not going to be successful," Head Coach Jimmy Patsos said. "We had a nice win on Friday night, but we did not handle the success well. Sometimes, (the players) think they can just hit the reset button the X-Box and make up for things like missed free throws, but you can't do that in life."
Loyola, which led by as many as seven in the first half, went up by four on Dylon Cormier's layup with 17:10 to play in regulation, but Adam Kemp scored the next three points on free throws for Marist, and Eric Truog gave the Red Foxes a lead, 35-34, with 15:29 on the clock.
Jay Bowie hit a three to make Marist's advantage four, but Cormier scored off the drive, and Erik Etherly had back-to-back layups to make it a 40-38 Loyola lead with 12:45 left.
Kemp, however, scored on a dunk 23 ticks later, and Marist had the lead for the remainder of the game.
The Marist senior finished with game-highs of 23 points and 13 rebounds, as he made 7-of-8 shots from the field and 9-of-14 from the free-throw line.
Chavaughn Lewis added 21 for the Red Foxes.
Etherly provided 22 points for Loyola, and he matched Anthony Winbush and R.J. Williams for team-high honors with seven rebounds. Robert Olson scored 10 and was the only other Greyhounds player in double figures.
Loyola returns to Reitz Arena for its penultimate home game of the 2012-2013 regular-season on Thursday, February 14, for a 7:30 p.m. game against Canisius College.
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