Loyola beats Drake 80-57 behind big 2nd-half run

DES MOINES — Marques Townes scored 17 points, Clayton Custer added 14 with eight assists, and Loyola used a big second-half run to beat Drake 80-57 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight win.

Cameron Krutwig scored 12 points and Lucas Williamson added 10 for the Ramblers (17-4, 7-2 Missouri Valley Conference), who shot 56.7 from the field and trailed 31-29 at halftime.

Krutwig tied it at 31 with a layup and Custer made two layups amid a 10-2 run for a 41-34 lead with 15:43 to play. Drake’s Nick McGlynn tied it at 51 with a 3-pointer with 9:19 left, but Ben Richardson’s layup ignited a 22-2 run in which Williamson and Custer each hit 3s. The Bulldogs went without a field goal for nearly seven minutes during the stretch.

Graham Woodward scored 14 points, McGlynn added 12 and Reed Timmer had 10 with three assists for the Bulldogs (12-10, 6-3).

LOYOLA 80, DRAKE 57

At Des Moines

LOYOLA (17-4, 7-2) — Krutwig 5-9 2-4 12, Townes 8-10 0-0 17, Richardson 3-11 0-0 6, Custer 6-8 0-0 14, Ingram 2-5 0-0 5, Jackson 4-7 1-2 9, Negron 0-0 0-0 0, Satterwhite 0-2 0-0 0, Skokna 2-4 1-2 7, Williamson 4-4 0-0 10. TOTALS 34-60 4-8 80.

DRAKE (12-10, 6-3) — McGlynn 5-8 1-1 12, Timmer 3-11 3-4 10, McMurray 2-6 1-2 5, Arogundade 1-3 0-0 2, Rivers 0-1 0-0 0, Schlatter 2-5 2-4 6, Kuenstling 1-1 0-0 2, Woodward 6-11 0-1 14, Gibbs 1-3 0-0 2, Thomas 2-4 0-0 4. TOTALS 23-53 7-12 57.

Halftime–Drake 31-29. 3-Point Goals–Loyola 8-19 (Williamson 2-2, Custer 2-3, Skokna 2-4, Townes 1-2, Ingram 1-3, Satterwhite 0-1, Richardson 0-4), Drake 4-20 (Woodward 2-6, McGlynn 1-2, Timmer 1-5, Schlatter 0-1, Arogundade 0-1, Gibbs 0-1, McMurray 0-2, Thomas 0-2). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Loyola 29 (Krutwig 7), Drake 27 (Schlatter 6). Assists–Loyola 21 (Custer 8), Drake 8 (Timmer 3). Total Fouls–Loyola 14, Drake 13. A–3,522.