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Gibler, Loyola of Chicago rout St. Ambrose 81-42

Nov 28, 2009 - 11:26 PM CHICAGO(AP) -- Walt Gibler's 14 points and nine rebounds led Loyola of Chicago to an 81-42 victory over St. Ambrose on Saturday.

Gibler's point total was a game high, and his rebound statistic tied teammate Andy Polka. The Ramblers (4-1) also got 13 points from Terrance Hill and 11 apiece from Marcus Thomas and Geoff McCammon.

Mike Kennedy led St. Ambrose (4-3) with 11 points, and Chris Donnelly had 10.

St. Ambrose, an NAIA school from Davenport, Iowa, held its last lead at 12-11 with a little more than 7 minutes gone. Loyola led 35-18 at intermission and by as many as 41 points late in the game.

Loyola, which won its fourth in a row, opens Horizon League competition Thursday at Green Bay.