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Men’s Basketball Wins Conference Opener in Philly

by | Jan 6, 2022

Foster Loyer scored 25 points against Saint Joseph’s in the Wildcats’ A-10 opener


PHILADELPHIA, Pa.Foster Loyer paced five Davidson players in double figures with a game-high 25 points and the Wildcats won their 10th straight with an 88-73 victory over Saint Joseph’s in the Atlantic 10 opener Wednesday night inside Hagan Arena.

On its longest winning streak since its first season in the league, Davidson improved to 11-2 overall.

A redshirt junior from Clarkston, Mich., Loyer finished 10-of-17 from the floor, handed out 5 assists and grabbed 4 rebounds.

Fellow starters Michael Jones (18), Hyunjung Lee (17), Sam Mennenga (13) and Luka Brajkovic (11) also went over the 10-point plateau for the ‘Cats, who shot 50.8 percent and drilled 11 3-pointers.

Lee also pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds for his fourth double-double of 2021-22.

After the Hawks connected on back-to-back treys to take their first advantage at the 8:31 mark, Loyer responded with 11 straight for the ‘Cats, who closed the opening half on a 13-3 spurt to lead 38-33 at the break.

Davidson carried its momentum into the second period, opening on a 17-6 streak to all but put the game out of reach. The Wildcats’ lead grew to as many as 22 with under two minutes to play on a pair of Lee free throws.

Jordan Hall and Dahmir Bishop led Saint Joseph’s with 17 points each.

Next Up
Davidson returns to Belk Arena Saturday for a 2 p.m. nationally-televised (CBS Sports Network) contest against Rhode Island.

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