m-baskbl Men's Basketball Falls At Canisius - Loyola University Maryland Official Athletic Site

Men's Basketball Falls At Canisius

Charlie Bell scored 15 points at Canisius on Saturday.
Charlie Bell scored 15 points at Canisius on Saturday.

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.