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Saint Joseph's 88, Loyola-Maryland 77

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Forward Ronald Roberts Jr. had 20 points to lead four players in double figures as Saint Joseph's beat Loyola-Maryland, 88-77, on Saturday in Baltimore.

Reserve forward Isaiah Miles added 17 points and guard Chris Wilson had 17 points and three assists. Guard Langston Galloway had all 14 of his points in the first half.

Loyola (5-5) was paced by guard Dylon Cormier, who had 27 points and 11 rebounds.

The Hawks (6-4) led, 60-24, before the Greyhounds came back and made it look respectable in the second half.

Saint Joseph's made 13 of its first 20 shots from the field and led, 50-21, late in the first half on a basket by Roberts.

The Hawks expanded the lead to 30 points for the first time on a 3-pointer by Wilson to make it 53-23, and they led, 60-24, at halftime by shooting 64.5 percent from the field.

Galloway made his first four shots from 3-point range.

Cormier, from Cardinal Gibbons High in Baltimore, entered the game as one of the top scorers in the country at 23.8 points per contest.

Miles played his final year of high school at Milford Mills Academy, a few miles west of Loyola. He had 11 points in the first half.

Roberts (12 points) and Wilson (13) also reached double digits by halftime.

It was the first game between the schools since 1996, when Loyola won in double overtime.

Saint Joseph's leads the series, 17-6. The Jesuit schools first met during the 1915-16 season.

The Hawks return to action on Dec. 29 at home against Boston University, while the Greyhounds play at Miami on Dec. 30.
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