Ramblers rock Roosevelt: 3 observations

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Coming off of Saturday’s emotional win over DePaul, the Loyola Ramblers stretched their home winning streak to 28 games. The Ramblers defeated the Roosevelt Lakers by a score of 88-49 on Tuesday night and improved to 8-2 on the season.

The Ramblers took the lead right out of the gate and never looked back. Here are three observations from the victory:

Kings of Chicago

With Tuesday’s loss, Roosevelt joins the likes of Chicago State, UIC, and DePaul as Chicago opponents to fall to Loyola. With no remaining games against Chicago schools, the Ramblers remain undefeated against city rivals and complete the “City Sweep”. 

Spreading the wealth

The Ramblers were led offensively by ten different scorers, with four of them in double digits. Assists were key in Tuesday’s matchup as the Ramblers put together 22 assists on 60 field goals. Leading the charge on offense was senior Ryan Schwieger with 15 points with graduate student Tate Hall close behind with 14. 

Also contributing were sophomore Jacob Hutson with 11 points and senior Chris Knight with 10.

All about the pressure

While the Ramblers ran off on offense, their defensive presence kept Roosevelt from making any sort of comeback. The Lakers were held to an even 38 percent field goal clip, including an abysmal 18.2 percent clip from 3-point range in the first half. The Ramblers kept up their aggressive play style with Hall leading the team with five steals for a combined total of 18 forced turnovers for the Lakers.

The Ramblers will travel to Vanderbilt to take on the Commodores at 7 PM on Friday.