2019-20 DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY MEN’S BASKETBALL
“HORNETS” (1-8) vs. LOYOLA (MD) “Greyhounds” (4-4)
Wed., Dec. 3, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
Dover, Del. (Memorial Hall - 1,800)
Live Audio - HSRN.com (DSU broadcast) or XM 386 / XM app Channel 982
Delaware State (1-8) wraps up a three-game homestand with a contest against Loyola (Md.) of the Div. I Patriot League. The Hornets are trying to rebound from a 92-77 loss to Coastal Carolina last Saturday. DSU trailed 17-4 in the early going, but fought back to pull ahead later in the half. The comeback began with a 22-8 run, and the Hornets took their first lead, 26-25, when Ronald Lucas (so.) hit two free throws at the 8:04 mark of the first half. Lance Singh (jr.) came off the bench to key the rally by scoring 10 points on four-of-five shooting from the field, including two three-pointers. He gave the Hornets a 28-25 lead on a fast break basket with 7:06 to go before halftime. DSU led 30-27 before Coastal Carolina responded with another rally that the Hornets were unable to overcome. Singh was high scorer for Delaware State with a season-best 24 points (7-11 FGs), highlighted by 6-of-r9 shooting on three-point attempts. John Crosby (sr.) added 22 points in the Coastal Carolina contest. So far this season, Crosby is the top scorer in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference at 18.9 points per game. He scored a career-high 32 points vs. LIU on Nov. 18. Ameer Bennett (jr.) is second on the team in scoring (10.8 ppg) and tops in rebounding (7.1 pg). Singh averages 9.9 ppg and has a team-high 21 three-point field goals.
Loyola (4-4) has won two of its last three games, including a 77-65 victory over Binghamton in its most recent outing on Dec. 1. Andrew Kostecka led four double-figure scorers for the Greyhounds with 17 points, highlighted by 7-for-8 shooting at the free throw line. KaVaughn Scott added 14 points (5-7 FG), while Golden Dike chipped in with 12 (5-7 FG) and Cam Spencer 11 (5-8 FG). Kostecka is the team’s scoring leader at 20.5 points per game. Spencer is second on the Greyhounds with a 9.1 ppg average. Brent Holcombe is Loyola’s top rebounder at 5.3 per game.
HORNETS vs. Greyhounds Series History
Delaware State and Loyola are meeting for the second straight year and second time overall. The Greyhounds won the inaugural meeting last season 91-62 on its home court. The Hornets only trailed 35-29 at the half, but was outscored 56-33 in the final 20 minutes.