Gregory Scores 1,000th Point, Moves Into Third All-Time In Rebounding Despite Loss
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland senior Cam Gregory scored his 1,000th career point and moved into third all-time at the school in rebounds, but Colgate University defeated the Greyhounds, 68-47, on Sunday afternoon in Reitz Arena.
With 1:51 left in the first half, Gregory grabbed an offensive rebound that gave him 837 total boards in his career, moving him past Mark Rohde (1972-76) and into sole possession of third-place at Loyola.
Gregory became the 37th Loyola player to score 1,000 or more points when he converted in the paint 66 seconds into the second half. He finished with team-highs of 10 points and nine rebounds.
With his 1,000th point, Gregory joined Mike Krawczyk (1968-72, 1,676 points, 1,278 rebounds) and Rohde (1,103 points, 836 rebounds) as the only three players to score 1000 or more points and have 800-plus rebounds. He is also sixth all-time in the Patriot League in career rebounds.
Gregory's rebounding and points early in the second half helped Loyola get within 40-26 after trailing by 20 at halftime. Andrew Kostecka scored off a Gregory offensive rebound at 16:23, but Colgate scored nine of the next 10 points to go up 50-27 at 11:45.
The Raiders shot 55.6 percent from the field in the first half, scoring the game's first 12 points and building a 38-18 advantage at the break.
Will Rayman finished with 15 points to lead all scorers, while Jordan Swopshire added 12 for the Raiders.
Loyola plays its final regular-season home game of the year on Wednesday, February 21, when it hosts Lehigh University at 7 p.m. in Reitz Arena. The Greyhounds will honor senior players Chancellor Barnard, Gregory, Matt Staubi and Andre Walker and manager Nick Flowers before the game on Senior Day.