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Loyola knocks off Texas State in consolation game

Jeremy Peters
Wesley Davis of Texas State, left, runs into Godwin Okonji of Loyola Marymount as a foul is called away from the ball during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Ayodeji Egbeyemi of Loyola Marymount launches a shot from the corner during first-half action against Texas State at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Anthony Ireland of Loyola Marymount shoots over Vonn Jones of Texas State during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Anthony Ireland of Loyola Marymount reaches to lay the ball in ahead of Texas State defender Phil Hawkins during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena. Ireland missed this shot, but led the Lions with 23 points in a 78-63 win.
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Godwin Okonji of Loyola Marymount stops a scoring attempt by Reid Koenen of Texas State during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Joel Wright of Texas State argues a technical foul which also disqualified him from the game as his fifth foul during second-half action against Loyola Marymount at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Matt Staff of Texas State, left, blocks a layup attempt by Anthony Ireland of Loyola Marymount during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Vonn Jones of Texas State flies past defender Ashley Hamilton for a reverse layup during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Ashley Hamilton of Loyola Marymount grabs an off-balance rebound as Phil Hawkins of Texas State defends during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Chase Flint of Loyola Marymount is pursued by defender Wesley Davis during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Anthony Ireland of Loyola Marymount shoots over Vonn Jones of Texas State during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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C.J. Blackwell of Loyola Marymount, center, slaps the ball away from Joel Wright of Texas State, left, while defending Matt Staff, right, during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Chase Flint of Loyola Marymount turns the corner on Vonn Jones of Texas State during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Maris Mornar of Loyola Marymount looks for a loose ball surrounded by Texas State defenders during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Ayodeji Egbeyemi of Loyola Marymount launches a shot from the corner during first-half action against Texas State at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Vonn Jones of Texas State flies past defender Ashley Hamilton for a reverse layup during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Nick Stover of Loyola Marymount is swarmed by Texas State defenders during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Matt Staff of Texas State shoots free throws during second-half action against Loyola Marymount at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Anthony Ireland of Loyola Marymount launches a shot against Texas State during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Matt Staff of Texas State, left, blocks a layup attempt by Anthony Ireland of Loyola Marymount during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Ayodeji Egbeyemi of Loyola Marymount scores off a steal against Texas State during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Ayodeji Egbeyemi of Loyola Marymount drives around Reid Koenen of Texas State during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Darius Richardson of Texas State fires from the top of the key against Ayodeji Egbeyemi of Loyola Marymount during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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C.J. Blackwell of Loyola Marymount, center, slaps the ball away from Joel Wright of Texas State, left, while defending Matt Staff, right, during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Matt Staff of Texas State knocks loose a ball stuck between the basket and the backboard following an off-target Loyola Marymount shot during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Godwin Okonji, left, and Ayodeji Egbeyemi of Loyola Marymount tangle with Joel Wright of Texas State during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Ray Dorsey of Texas State drives to the basket against Loyola Marymount during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Nick Stover of Loyola Marymount is swarmed by Texas State defenders during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Matt Staff of Texas State puts up a shot between Loyola Marymount defenders during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Darius Richardson of Texas State grabs an offensive rebound against Loyola Marymount during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Phil Hawkins of Texas State joins his coaches in shouting instructions as time runs down during first-half action against Loyola Marymount at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Ayodeji Egbeyemi of Loyola Marymount scores off a steal against Texas State during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Anthony Ireland of Loyola Marymount reaches to lay the ball in ahead of Texas State defender Phil Hawkins during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena. Ireland missed this shot, but led the Lions with 23 points in a 78-63 win.
Erik Hill
Godwin Okonji of Loyola Marymount stops a scoring attempt by Reid Koenen of Texas State during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Wesley Davis of Texas State, left, runs into Godwin Okonji of Loyola Marymount as a foul is called away from the ball during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Matt Staff of Texas State knocks loose a ball stuck between the basket and the backboard following an off-target Loyola Marymount shot during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Ashley Hamilton of Loyola Marymount grabs an off-balance rebound as Phil Hawkins of Texas State defends during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Chase Flint of Loyola Marymount is pursued by defender Wesley Davis during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Joel Wright of Texas State argues a technical foul which also disqualified him from the game as his fifth foul during second-half action against Loyola Marymount at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Matt Staff of Texas State puts up a shot between Loyola Marymount defenders during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Chase Flint of Loyola Marymount turns the corner on Vonn Jones of Texas State during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Maris Mornar of Loyola Marymount looks for a loose ball surrounded by Texas State defenders during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Ayodeji Egbeyemi of Loyola Marymount launches a shot from the corner during first-half action against Texas State at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Anthony Ireland of Loyola Marymount shoots over Vonn Jones of Texas State during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Anthony Ireland of Loyola Marymount reaches to lay the ball in ahead of Texas State defender Phil Hawkins during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena. Ireland missed this shot, but led the Lions with 23 points in a 78-63 win.
Erik Hill
Matt Staff of Texas State shoots free throws during second-half action against Loyola Marymount at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Anthony Ireland of Loyola Marymount launches a shot against Texas State during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Matt Staff of Texas State, left, blocks a layup attempt by Anthony Ireland of Loyola Marymount during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Vonn Jones of Texas State flies past defender Ashley Hamilton for a reverse layup during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Ashley Hamilton of Loyola Marymount grabs an off-balance rebound as Phil Hawkins of Texas State defends during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Ayodeji Egbeyemi of Loyola Marymount drives around Reid Koenen of Texas State during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Darius Richardson of Texas State fires from the top of the key against Ayodeji Egbeyemi of Loyola Marymount during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
C.J. Blackwell of Loyola Marymount, center, slaps the ball away from Joel Wright of Texas State, left, while defending Matt Staff, right, during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Chase Flint of Loyola Marymount turns the corner on Vonn Jones of Texas State during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Maris Mornar of Loyola Marymount looks for a loose ball surrounded by Texas State defenders during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Anthony Ireland of Loyola Marymount launches a shot against Texas State during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Godwin Okonji, left, and Ayodeji Egbeyemi of Loyola Marymount tangle with Joel Wright of Texas State during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Ray Dorsey of Texas State drives to the basket against Loyola Marymount during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Nick Stover of Loyola Marymount is swarmed by Texas State defenders during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Matt Staff of Texas State shoots free throws during second-half action against Loyola Marymount at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Darius Richardson of Texas State fires from the top of the key against Ayodeji Egbeyemi of Loyola Marymount during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Darius Richardson of Texas State grabs an offensive rebound against Loyola Marymount during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Phil Hawkins of Texas State joins his coaches in shouting instructions as time runs down during first-half action against Loyola Marymount at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Ayodeji Egbeyemi of Loyola Marymount scores off a steal against Texas State during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Ayodeji Egbeyemi of Loyola Marymount drives around Reid Koenen of Texas State during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Ray Dorsey of Texas State drives to the basket against Loyola Marymount during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Godwin Okonji of Loyola Marymount stops a scoring attempt by Reid Koenen of Texas State during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Wesley Davis of Texas State, left, runs into Godwin Okonji of Loyola Marymount as a foul is called away from the ball during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Matt Staff of Texas State knocks loose a ball stuck between the basket and the backboard following an off-target Loyola Marymount shot during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Godwin Okonji, left, and Ayodeji Egbeyemi of Loyola Marymount tangle with Joel Wright of Texas State during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Phil Hawkins of Texas State joins his coaches in shouting instructions as time runs down during first-half action against Loyola Marymount at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Chase Flint of Loyola Marymount is pursued by defender Wesley Davis during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Joel Wright of Texas State argues a technical foul which also disqualified him from the game as his fifth foul during second-half action against Loyola Marymount at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Matt Staff of Texas State puts up a shot between Loyola Marymount defenders during first-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Darius Richardson of Texas State grabs an offensive rebound against Loyola Marymount during second-half action at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Friday afternoon Nov. 23, 2012 at Sullivan Arena.
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Ashley Hamilton notched a double-double and Anthony Ireland led all scorers with 23 points to help Loyola Marymount beat Texas State 78-63 in a consolation game of the Great Alaska Shootout on Friday at Sullivan Arena.

Ayodeji Egbeyemi scored 18 for Loyola Marymount on 7 of 11 shooting, and he also led the team with three steals and two blocks. Hamilton finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds, six offensive.

Despite shooting 33.3 percent in the first half, Loyola Marymount forged a 33-28 lead before the break. The Lions hit better than 57 percent of their shots in the second half to extend the lead.

Three players scored in double figures for Texas State, which was limited to 34.4 percent shooting for the game. Vonn Jones led the way with 14 points, Matt Staff hit for 11 and Corey Stern chipped in 10. Reid Koenen contributed nine points and eight rebounds for the Bobcats.

 

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (78) -- Ireland 7-16 8-12 23, Hamilton 5-11 3-4 13, Okonji 2-2 0-0 4, Flint 3-11 0-0 7, Egbeyemi 7-11 2-2 18, Blackwell 1-3 0-0 3, Stover 0-3 2-2 2, Osborne 2-5 0-0 4, Mornar 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 28-64 17-22 78.

TEXAS STATE (63) -- V. Jones 6-10 0-0 14, Koenen 3-8 3-4 9, Stern 3-8 3-5 10, Davis 2-7 1-2 5, Hinton 0-1 0-0 0, Hawkins 1-6 0-0 3, Dorsey 1-2 2-3 4, Richardson 0-6 0-0 0, Staff 4-9 2-2 11, Brown 0-1 0-0 0, D. Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Wright 1-3 5-6 7. Totals 21-61 16-22 63.

Loyola 33 45 -- 78

Texas State 28 35 -- 63

3-point goals -- Loyola 5-22 (Ireland 1-3, Hamilton 0-3, Flint 1-6, Egbeyemi 2-4, Blackwell 1-3, Stover 0-2). Texas State 5-20 (V. Jones 2-5, Koenen 0-3, Stern 1-1, Davis 0-3, Hawkins 1-2, Richardson 0-3, Staff 1-2, Brown 0-1). Rebounds -- Loyola 48 (Hamilton 14), Texas State 32 (Koenen 8). Total fouls -- Loyola 18, Texas State 22. Fouled out -- Staff, Wright. Technical -- Hamilton, Staff, Wright. Assists -- Loyola 17 (Flint 6), Texas State 12 (V. Jones 5). Turnovers -- Loyola 16 (3 with 3), Texas State 14 (Wright 4). Steals -- Loyola 10 (Egbeyemi 3), Texas State 7 (2 with 2). Blocked shots -- Loyola 3 (Egbeyemi 2), Texas State 3 (Stern 2). Referees -- Thomson, Shamion, McNew.

 

 


By JEREMY PETERS
jpeters@adn.com