Beachem’s 21 points lead Irish over Loyola of Maryland

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Notre Dame’s V.J. Beachem scored 21 points Friday night and teammate Bonzie Colson added 19 as the Irish coasted to an 83-48 victory over visiting Loyola of Maryland.
Beachem, a senior forward, helped the Irish improve to 3-0 while the Greyhounds slipped to 1-3. Andre Walker, Andrew Kostecka, Jarred Jones and James Fives each scored eight points to top Loyola.
Notre Dame (3-0) steadily built on a 14-point halftime lead to put the game away. The Irish connected on 34 of 70 shots from the field (48 percent), including 10 of 25 from 3-point range (40 percent).
Loyola (1-3) struggled from the field, shooting 16 of 54 (29 percent), while also committing 18 turnovers.
Trailing 10-6, Notre Dame took control with a 23-5 run fueled by Beachem. The senior scored 10 points during that key stretch, a stretch that included five ND 3-pointers, two of them by Beachem.