Townes, Loy­ola de­feat Drake

Daily Southtown (Sunday) - - SPORTS -

DES MOINES, IOWA – Mar­ques Townes scored 28 points, Clay­ton Custer added 26 — both ca­reer highs — and Loy­ola ral­lied fro­man­early 16-point deficit for an 85-74vic­tory over Drake on Sat­ur­day.

Townes went 11-for-17 from the field and Custer 9-for-12, in­clud­ing 6 of 8 on 3-point­ers, for the Ram­blers, who shot 63.3 per­centover­all for their fourth straight con­fer­ence road win dat­ing to last sea­son.

Cameron Krutwig added 13 points for Loy­ola (9-6, 2-0 Mis­souri Val­ley), which­won its open­ing two con­fer­ence games for the first time since 2003-04 as a mem­ber of the Hori­zon League.

Nick­McG­lynn scored 21 points, D.J. Wilkins 16 and Brady Elling­son 10 for the Bull­dogs (11-4, 0-2), who made their first 10 shots — in­clud­ing seven 3s — for a 30-14 lead. But Loy­ola stormed back with a 32-10 run to close the first half and never trailed again.

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