Senior guard Milton Doyle scored 22 points Sunday as Loyola eased to a 76-59 win against Barcelona All-Stars in the opening leg of the team’s summer trip to Spain.
The Ramblers led by 20 points at halftime, but Barcelona closed within 10 points late in the third quarter. A strong start to the fourth quarter allowed Loyola to build its lead back to 22 points.
Junior guard Ben Richardson followed Doyle with 16 points, along with six rebounds, three assists and five steals. The sharpshooter kept his form from deep with four 3-pointers.
Newcomer forward Aundre Jackson recorded 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists in his Loyola debut.
Loyola’s biggest weak spot was ball control, as the team committed 27 turnovers. Although Doyle was an efficient 9-for-13 from the field and 4-for-4 from the foul line, he led the team with six turnovers. Point guard Clayton Custer, wing Donte Ingram and forward Maurice Kirby each had four.