Loyer Torches Nets for 35 Points, Men’s Basketball Extends Streak to Six
BOSTON, Mass. – Foster Loyer scored a career-high 35 points and Hyunjung Lee added 23 as Davidson extended its winning streak to six straight with a 79-69 victory over Northeastern Sunday inside Matthews Arena.
A redshirt junior from Clarkston, Mich., Loyer finished 10-of-18 from the floor, including eight of his club’s 13 triples and was a perfect 7-for-7 at the charity stripe.
The last time a Wildcat scored at least 35 on the road was when Peyton Aldridge (45) and Kellan Grady (39) both did it in a triple-overtime setback at St. Bonaventure on Feb. 27, 2018.
Lee, the reigning Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, continued his impressive play with his fourth 20-point outing in the last five games. Michael Jones also added double figures for the ‘Cats with 10.
Davidson (7-2) raced out to an 18-4 advantage and led by as many as 17 in the first 20 minutes before carrying a 38-27 lead into the locker room.
Five of the Wildcats’ eight treys in the opening period came from Loyer, who scored 19 of his personal-best in the half.
After Northeastern (6-5) used an 11-2 spurt to get within four, 57-53 with 7:44 remaining, Davidson responded with a run of its own to push the margin back to double digits and all but put the game out of reach.
The Wildcats, who shot 53.8 percent after intermission, concluded the game at 49.2 percent, which included 13-of-30 for the nation’s sixth-best 3-point shooting team.
Tyreek Scott-Grayson paced four Huskies in double figures with 20 points.
Davidson will close out its non-conference slate with a pair of home contests beginning with Radford Saturday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. inside Belk Arena.