BALTIMORE – Seton Hill University used a 15-5 run midway through the second half to take a nine-point lead with just under nine minutes to play, and the Griffins held off Loyola University Maryland, 72-67, Monday night in an exhibition men’s basketball game.
The Greyhounds led 49-48 on a traditional 3-point play by Erik Etherly with 13:12 to play, but Nate Perry hit two 3-pointers, wrapped around a Maiachi Leonard basket for Seton Hill and a Tyler Hubbard jumper for Loyola, sparking the Griffins’ run.
Loyola got back within three, 70-67, on two Etherly free throws with 1:25 to play, but Seton Hill held the Greyhounds scoreless the rest of the way.
Dylon Cormier led Loyola with 23 points, while Robert Olson scored 21 and Etherly had 17. Olson added a game-high 13 rebounds.
Five Griffins scored in double figures, led by David Windsor’s 14.
The Greyhounds open the regular season on Friday night with a 7:30 p.m. game against Binghamton University in Reitz Arena.