Hart propels Loyola (MD) past Army 66-64
BALTIMORE (AP) — Isaiah Hart scored nine of Loyola-Maryland’s final 12 points and the Greyhounds held off Army off 66-64 on Saturday.
Hart hit a jumper with 3:46 left to play to give Loyola (5-12, 1-3 Patriot League) a 56-53 lead. He followed with a pair of free throws and a layup to push the Greyhounds’ lead to 60-55 with 2:24 remaining. A Lonnie Grayson layup pulled the Black Knights (7-10, 2-2) within 62-59 with 63 seconds left. Army’s Jacob Kessler had a steal and fed Josh Caldwell for a breakaway layup, but Andrew Kostecka raced down the court to block the shot from behind. Hart grabbed the rebound, was fouled and hit both free throws to push Loyola’s lead back to five and the Greyhounds hung on to give first-year coach Tavaras Hardy his first league win.
Hart and Chuck Champion topped Loyola with 15 points. Kostecka pitched in with 14 points and five steals and KaVaughn Scott added 10 points and seven rebounds. Champion and Kostecka both scored 12 in the first half to help the Greyhounds take a 39-28 lead into intermission.
Matt Wilson had 14 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season for Army, while Jordan Fox scored 12.