Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsIdaho State

Loyola Wins Behind 48 by Lowery

December 02, 1990|ALAN DROOZ | TIMES STAFF WRITER

Loyola Marymount found the winning combination Saturday, getting 48 points from Terrell Lowery and pushing the pace to beat Idaho State, 114-110, in the consolation game of the Freedom Bowl Classic at UC Irvine.

Lowery's point total set a tournament and Bren Center record, but the Lions got big plays from several players down the stretch to improve to 2-3 after Idaho State (1-3) erased a 13-point second-half deficit and took a two-point lead with 4:27 to play.

With the Bengals leading, 106-104, Lowery answered with his seventh three-point basket. The lead seesawed until Christian Scott converted a tough inside shot and added a free throw to give the Lions the lead for good at 112-110 with 2:07 left.

In the final minute Loyola milked the clock and Brian McCloskey, who had 16 points, put the game away by hitting a jump shot with 35 seconds to play. Scott blocked the Bengals' last two shot attempts.

Alex Kreps led Idaho State with 26 points.

With the seventh-best scoring total in school history--and his second game of 40 or more in the last three games--Lowery hit all 15 free throws and has made his last 32. The Lions hit 29 of 35 free throws to 20 of 23 for Idaho State. Lowery had 31 points by halftime, when the Lions led, 61-50.

"What a struggle," a relieved Lion Coach Jay Hillock said. "I'm proud of 'em 'cause they could've cracked and didn't. Our valleys weren't as deep or as long."

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|