Iona knocks off Loyola 70-62
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP)—Scott Machado scored 12 points to lead Iona to a 70-62 victory over Loyola (Md.) on Sunday.
Jonathan Huffman scored 11 points and Trinity Fields added 10 as the Gaels (19-8, 11-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) won for the second time in three games.
There were 48 personal fouls, three players fouled out and the teams combined for 63 free throw attempts. Iona was 23 of 31 (74.2 percent) and Loyola was 25-32 (78.1 percent) from the line.
The Gaels led throughout, but Loyola (12-13, 5-10), which had won two straight games, cut the deficit to 47-43 on J’hared Hall’s 3-pointer with 13:10 to play. Iona pushed the lead to 49-43, but Loyola’s Brett Harvey hit three straight free throws before Huffman hit two 3-pointers to key an 8-2 run for a 57-48 advantage with 8:19 left.
Hall scored 14 points and Harvey and Jawaan Wright scored 13 each for Loyola.