Loyola (Md.) turned in a red-hot shooting performance Thursday night, and nobody sizzled quite like Dylon Cormier.
The junior guard scored 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting, and he also contributed six assists and four rebounds in the Greyhounds' 72-58 victory over visiting Marist in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game at Reitz Arena in Baltimore.
The Greyhounds (13-6, 5-2 MAAC) shot 60.4 percent from the field and made five of seven attempts from 3-point range. Senior forward Erik Etherly had 14 points, four rebounds and three assists. Senior forwards Julius Brooks and Anthony Winbush combined for 22 points off the bench, helping Loyola win for the fourth time in five games.
Junior center Adam Kemp had 14 points, nine rebounds and two blocks for the Red Foxes (4-14, 1-6), who have lost eight in a row. Junior forward Anell Alexis added 14 points, six rebounds and two blocks.
The Greyhounds led 43-31 at the break after freshman forward Franz Rassman made a 3-pointer with five seconds remaining in the half. They extended the lead to 17 points after Brooks and Etherly combined for three dunks in two minutes of the second half. The Red Foxes cut Loyola's lead to nine one on occasion later in the second half, but they couldn't get any closer.