Eight Duhawks score 6+ points in 84-74 win over Cornell
Ryan Coon scored 6 points and pulled down a game high 9 rebounds in 17 minutes
Ryan Coon scored 6 points and pulled down a game high 9 rebounds in 17 minutes
Sun, Jan. 8, 2012 - [Men's Basketball]

Loras 84, Cornell 74


The Loras College men's basketball team earned their first IIAC win of the 2011-12 season on Saturday evening, dropping the Cornell Rams 84-74. Loras opened a ten point halftime lead and the teams matched one another with 44 second half points each. The Duhawks looked in sync most of the night on the offensive end, combining an aggressive mentality with long distance touch to earn the double digit win.


Tim Kelly led the Duhawks with 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Jordan Harrelson was around the basket a lot, scoring 13 points and making 9-of-10 free throws after being fouled regularly. He also added three blocks on the defensive end. Taylor Baxter added 12 points, making 4-of-5 shots, including 2-of-3 long distance strikes.


After that, five more Duhawks scored at least six points on a night that saw the Duhawks shoot nearly 56% from the field. Alex Cline and Aaron Schueller each came off the bench to make two three pointers. Brian Gaughan facilitated the offense to the tune of seven assists and chipped in with seven points. Dan Pawelski had nine points and six rebounds. Ryan Coon was a somewhat quiet 2-for-3 from the field, but flipped home a pair of nice shots made noise on the glass, pulling down nine rebounds – including four on the offensive end.


Cornell's slow first half on offense put them behind by as many as 15 points.


The second 20 minutes had the Rams down as many as 16 points, and never with eight. Loras led the game wire-to-wire on their way to a new 1-3 Iowa Conference record. The Duhawks are now 4-9 overall. Cornell fell to 2-12, 0-5 with the loss.


Reggie Greenwood and Joey Guth combined for 38 of the Rams' 74 points.


Loras will be in Pella, Iowa on Wednesday for a midweek IIAC game against the league-leading Dutch (11-1, 4-0 – tied with Luther and Dubuque at 4-0). They'll return to the AWC next Saturday when they host Wartburg at 4:00 PM.