December 15, 2012

Mount St. Mary's Falls to Rival Loyola in 168th All-Time Meeting

Baltimore, Md. (December 15, 2012)—Mount St. Mary's lost at Loyola, 79-57, on Saturday night in the 168th all-time meeting between the two schools.  Junior Kristijan Krajina paced the Mount (4-4) 14 points and seven rebounds in the loss.

The Greyhounds (9-3), the defending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions, took control of the game in the first half.  Loyola held the Mount to 7-of-29 (.241) shooting in the first half, including just 2-of-13 (.154) from three-point range.

Loyola used a 22-to-2 run to take a 33-to-9 lead with just under five minutes left in the opening half.  Robert Olson scored 12 of his game-high 22 points during the decisive run.

The Mountaineers, behind the strong play of Krajina in the post, cut the deficit to 57-43 after a Julian Norfleet three-pointer with 10:05 remaining.  The Greyounds scored the next eight points, however, to seal the win.

Krajina was 7-for-8 from the field to post his team-high 14 points while Sam Prescott added 12 and Norfleet 11 in the loss.  Olson led Loyola with 22 points with Erik Etherly chipping in 16 off the bench in the victory.

The Mount shot 33.8 percent overall in the contest, including 8-of-34 (.235) from three-point range.  Loyola shot 55.1 percent in the contest, and hit 22-of-31 (.710) at the charity stripe.

The Mount returns to action on Wednesday, December 19, at Indiana.

Game Notes:  The Mount holds a 96-72 lead in the all-time series…Loyola has won the past three matchups…The Mount has attempted 69 three-pointers over the past two games.