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RECAP: Loyola-Chicago 64, Rockhurst 41

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Loyola of Chicago is off to its second 2-0 start in the last three years, but the Ramblers had to work a little harder than expected to earn their 64-41 victory over Rockhurst at Gentile Arena on Monday.

The Ramblers went to the locker room up only seven points, 22-15, against the visitors from Kansas City before taking command in the second half.

They broke out to a 40-19 cushion less than six minutes into the second half and led comfortably by double digits the rest of the way.

The Ramblers' largest lead was 25 points, reached for the first time at 61-36 on Kody Williams' spin move and bank shot with 2:48 left in the game.

Senior forward Ben Averkamp was one of only two players in double figures for the evening, leading the Ramblers with 16 points. The other double-digit scorer was David Wingerson, who led Rockhurst with 10 points.

The Ramblers continue an ambitious, five-games-in-10-days stretch Friday when they took on Western Michigan Friday in the South Florida Invitational in Tampa, Fla.

They play event host USF on Saturday, then finish up on Sunday against Maryland-Eastern Shore.

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