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American Rolls over Loyola with Strong Second Half

AmericanAmerican University shot an incredible 17-21 (81%) from the field in the second half on their way to a 65-51 win over Patriot League newcomer, Loyola. The Eagles have now won four straight, the final three against conference opponents. With a 3-0 conference start, the Eagles are in first place throughout the first week of conference play across the nation.

The story for American is consistency. Coming into this game against Loyola, the Eagles had four scorers averaging slightly above double-figures. Three of those four scored their season quota as Jesse Reed and Kyle Kager paved the way with a combined 24 of American’s 43 second half points. The Eagles also got help from senior center Tony Wroblicky who had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Wroblicky is quite the interesting player to watch if you are looking for a game in the DC area; he works extremely hard in the paint and draws fouls. Once he gets to the line is when it gets interesting because he shoots his free throws one handed.

For Loyola, they came into the game with one of the nation’s leading scorers, Dylon Cormier who averaged 23 points per game. He was held in check scoring just 13 on 3-13 shooting. Loyola’s Eric Laster had a very quick 11 points in the first half but was held scoreless in the second half, which American opened up with a 11-0 run. From that point on it was all American who outscored Loyola 43-25 in the second half. Both teams now look to the bulk of their conference schedules. American hits the road for two games at Colgate and Lehigh. While Loyola heads home for two games with Lehigh and Lafayette.

Scott Zolotorow