Ramblers debut renovated Gentile Arena with win over Fordham

Joe Crisman scored 14 points and Loyola won its home opener at revamped and slightly newly named Joe Gentile Arena Saturday with a 64-50 victory over Fordham.Denzel Brito had a double-double of 11 points and 10 assists for the Ramblers (1-4), who never trailed. Ben Averkamp scored 13 points for Loyola.Chris Gaston had 19 points with 10 rebounds and six blocked shots for the Rams (1-2).Loyola, whose largest lead was 14 points, led 8-0 and 15-3 before settling in with a 34-25 halftime edge.After Fordham trimmed it to 52-47 with 7:34 left, the Ramblers ran off nine unanswered points for a 61-47 lead with 4:21 left and cruised home.Loyola shot 52.1 percent (25 of 48).The Rams shot only 27.7 percent (18 of 65) and went just 2 of 19 from 3-point range.