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Loyola 76, Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 55

December 22, 1997

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) _ Damien McSwine and Javan Goodman each scored 18 points, leading Loyola, Ill., to a 76-55 victory over Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in a second-round game of the Christmas San Juan Shootout Monday.

Leading 24-23 with 2:15 left in the first half, Loyola (5-4) took advantage of five consecutive turnovers by Mayaguez (1-11) for a 10-0 run.

Kevin Gill began the spurt with a 3-point play, Goodman hit a jumper, McSwine made a 3-point field goal and Earl Brown added another basket, giving Loyola a 34-23 halftime lead.

Mayaguez’s Victor Lugo scored 22 points, including 5-of-10 from 3-point range, and Wilfredo Melchor added 17.

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