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Loyola (MD) defeats Rider 68-66

Jan 2, 2010 - 8:42 PM BALTIMORE(AP) -- Brett Harvey scored 21 points to lead Loyola of Maryland to a 68-66 win over Rider on Saturday.

Harvey shot 6-for-11 from the field for the Greyhounds (8-5, 1-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who are on a four-game win streak.

In the first half, Harvey scored seven straight points to spark a 14-0 run, giving Loyola a 37-17 lead with 5:34 remaining until halftime. The Greyhounds led 46-29 at the half.

In the second half, the Broncs (8-7, 1-2) put together a comeback run, scoring 15 unanswered points to take a 56-55 lead with 6:58 remaining. But Loyola answered with a 8-0 run, and took a 63-56 lead with 4:02 left.

Mike Ringgold's layup cut the Greyhounds' lead to 68-66 with 54 seconds remaining. After a missed 3-pointer from Loyola's Jamal Barney, Rider had a chance to tie, but Ryan Thompson missed a layup with six seconds left.

Ringgold led the Broncs with 21 points.