Robert Olson scored a career-high 27 points and a pair of Loyola freshmen helped spark a second-half rally Thursday night, but the Greyhounds (15-8, 7-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) lost, 91-79, to Canisius (14-8, 7-4).
The Golden Griffins led 18-6 after senior guard Isaac Sosa made two 3-pointers to fuel a 14-2 run in the first half. Canisius stretched its lead to 15 before the Greyhounds battled back.
Olson scored nine consecutive points to power a 15-4 run, but the Golden Griffins answered with an 11-0 run and led 43-31 at halftime.
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Canisius shot 13-for-19 from 3-point range and 60.4 percent from the field. It led by as many as 21 with 11:04 left in the game, but Loyala freshmen Jarred Jones and Eric Laster helped the Greyhounds rally.
Loyola pulled to within 80-75 on a 3 by Olson with 4:16 remaining. But Canisius pulled away once more to defeat the Greyhounds, who have lost consecutive games for the first time since late December.
Sosa finished with 19 points for Canisius, while Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons) and Erik Etherly scored 13 points apiece for Loyola.
Mount St. Mary's 77, Quinnipiac 73: Shivaughn Wiggins scored a team-high 17 points as the host Mount (8-12, 3-6 Northeast Conference) held off the Bobcats (8-13, 4-5).
Mount St. Mary's built a 13-point lead with 13 minutes remaining and withstood a Quinnipiac rally to earn the victory.
The Mount scored six consecutive points to take its biggest lead of the game, 56-43. Rashad Whack sparked the run, hitting a 3-pointer and a free throw before making a steal, and kicking the ball ahead to Kelvin Parker for a breakaway slam that gave the Mount the 13-point lead.
Wiggins was 10-for-11 at the foul line and finished with a team-high 17 points. Whack and Julian Norfleet added 13 points each for the Mount, while Ousmane Drame posted career highs of 19 points and 20 rebounds for the Bobcats.
Johns Hopkins 64, Gettysburg 59: Adam Spengler scored 12 points as the Blue Jays (13-7, 9-4 Centennial Conference) pulled away from the Bullets (11-9, 7-6).
Johns Hopkins was down by 13 points at halftime but roared back in the second half. Spengler's two free throws with 2:25 remaining gave the Blue Jays their first lead since the game's opening minutes, one they would not relinquish until the final buzzer.
Sango Amolo led Gettysburg with 17 points.
Haverford 62, Washington College 60: The Fords (7-12, 5-8 Centennial) grabbed an early lead and withstood a late rally to defeat the Shoremen (2-18, 2-11).
Stephen Poarch hit a 3-pointer with 20 seconds remaining to bring Washington College to within two. Brett Cohen had an opportunity to tie the game at the free-throw line in a one-and-one situation, but his first shot missed.
Bakers scored 18 points to lead Haverford, which shot 59 percent from the field.
Dickinson 75, McDaniel 58: Gerry Wixted scored 19 points and pulled down nine rebounds to guide the host Red Devils (15-5, 10-3 Centennial) to a win over the Green Terror (11-9, 5-8).
Dickinson took an early lead and was up 40-19 at the half. McDaniel cut the deficit to 14 points midway through the second half but could not fully recover.
Tyler Rudd and Phillip Perry scored 17 and 15 points, respectively, for the Green Terror.