The Loyola Flyers Wednesday night traveled to Red River for a non-district game. Red River began in control but lost the momentum and the victory. Final score Loyola 53 and Red River 45.
The game was a sloppy one for both teams. They had trouble controlling the ball, grabbing a rebound, or keeping possession. The Bulldogs began strong, got the opening tip, and scored the first basket. But they had their troubles controlling Loyola.
It wasn’t all roses for the Flyers either. Some of the same troubles with ball possession and control. Loyola gave control to Red River early and the Bulldogs stretched the lead to ten at the half. After the break Loyola slowly gained momentum to lead by 4, 29 to 25 at the end of the third quarter.
Loyola continued to widen the gap in the final period. Red River came back strong several times, however Loyola’s shooting for three points widened the gap. They had the momentum. Their three point shots were hitting. Free throws fell. And their drives up the middle also resulted in the points needed to hold off a last quarter Bulldog charge to secure the victory.
Red River will be in the playoffs and should finish the season ranked #11 or #12. The playoff brackets are expected to be published by LHSAA over the weekend.
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