Boys Basketball: Loyola’s treys just too much for Leo
By Clyde Travis For Sun-Times Media January 17, 2014 11:12PM
Updated: February 20, 2014 6:42AM
Loyola 70, Leo 51
Coming off a big win over St. Rita, Loyola did not let up against Leo. Jack Morrissey sank two three-pointers as Loyola (14-2, 6-0) raced to a 15-1 lead and never looked back in the Catholic League game.
The Lions closed the gap to 40-30 midway in the third quarter, but Loyola responded with five three-pointers, two by Morrissey, in a 18-0 run to take a 58-30 lead late in the third quarter.
Morrissey sank six three-points, raising his career total to 273, which puts him in the top 20 in Illinois history, according to ihsa.org.
BY THE NUMBERS
Loyola kept Leo at bay by sinking 12 three-pointers for the game. Morrissey led all scorers with 18 points. Kevin Kucera had 16 points and James Clark added 14. Darius Oliver had 16 points for Leo and Darius Branch finished with 14.
“I know how hard it is to play at Leo, with the noise and the crowd. I respect coach Noah Cannon and his program. We are fortunate to have three very talented senior guards that understand how to handle pressure.” — Loyola coach Tom Livatino