Recap: Fairfield vs. Loyola-Maryland
Fairfield, CT (Sports Network) - Both Dylon Cormier and Erik Etherly scored the 1,000th points of their career as they helped guide the Greyhounds of Loyola-Maryland to a 65-60 win over the Fairfield Stags in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at Webster Bank Arena.
Cormier led the way for the Greyhounds (14-6, 6-2 MAAC) with 21 points, while Etherly dropped in 16 points and cleared nine rebounds as the team won for the fifth time in the last six outings. Jordan Latham chipped in with 10 points.
The Stags (10-10, 2-6) were paced by Derek Needham who registered a game-high 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the floor, followed by Amadou Sidibe who recorded a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
Fairfield scored the first five points of the game, but after seven ties in the first half it was Loyola that ended up with a slim 33-32 edge at the break. Both teams shot at least 50 percent from the floor through the first 20 minutes of action.
In the second half the Stags dropped from 52.6 percent accuracy in the first period to only 34.6 percent following intermission, allowing the Greyhounds to capture the five-point win.
In addition to turning the ball over 14 times, Fairfield shot only 66.7 percent at the free-throw line, compared to 77.4 percent for the visitors.Game Notes