Loyola falls 69-67 at Bradley in MVC thriller

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SOUTH BEND, IN - DECEMBER 13: Head coach Porter Moser of the Loyola (Il) Ramblers is seen during the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Purcell Pavilion on December 13, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Loyola-Chicago 81-61. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 587708687

PEORIA — Elijah Childs scored 18 points to lead Bradley past Missouri Valley Conference leader Loyola69-67 on Wednesday night.

Bradley (17-7, 7-4 Missouri Valley Conference) has won four straight, is 12-0 at home this season and has a 14-game home win streak dating to last season. Loyola(18-5, 8-3) had its seven-game win streak snapped.

Marques Townes made a 3-pointer for Loyolawith 1:05 left to tie it at 64. Darrell Brown made four free throws, but Townes hit another 3 to pull the Ramblers to 68-67. Nate Kennell split a pair of free throws, and the Ramblers had a uncontested 3-point attempt hit the back of the iron at the buzzer.

Donte Thomas, Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye, and Kennell each scored 12 points for the Braves.

Clayton Custer made five 3-pointers and finished with 23 points to lead Loyola.

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