Waltham, MA – The Concordia College Clippers men's basketball team traveled to face Bentley University this evening. With the holiday break behind them, the Clippers looked to snap their two game losing skid. The Falcons, who are members of the Northeast-10 (NE-10) Conference, came away with their ninth win of the season in an 86-64 victory.
Concordia began the game converting on their first two shot opportunities which was a good sign considering the team had not played a game in 12 days. Bentley, who had not played a game in almost three weeks, began to take an early lead as the Clippers did not score during a span of four minutes and forty-eight seconds. Concordia snapped their drought after a jump shot by junior Lavor Morris (Bronx, NY) at the 10:46 mark.
The Falcons increased their lead to 20 after a three-point shot with 7:03 remaining as the Clippers called a timeout to regroup. In the last four minutes and eleven seconds of the first half, Concordia found their rhythm as they went on a 13-2 run to go into the locker room down by only five points at 39-34.
The Clippers came out in the second half sinking a jump shot in their first possession. However, the three-point shooting for Bentley helped to extend their lead to double digits as they hit four of their first six opportunities to begin the half to take a 56-43 advantage. Concordia went on another scoring drought midway through the half as their shots were not falling.
The Clippers attempted 12 three-point shots in the half and only converted on two of them as the Falcons continued to put points on the scoreboard. Bentley would outscore Concordia by a margin of 47-30 in the second half. A key to the success of the Falcons was good ball movement on the offensive end as they recorded 24 assists to the Clippers' nine assists in the game.
Junior Argelix Gil (Brooklyn, NY) led Concordia with 19 points on 8-of-19 shooting from the field while adding eight rebounds, four steals, two assists and a block. Norman Pope (Washington, D.C.) was the only other player who finished in double figures for the Clippers as he recorded 12 points. As a team, Concordia shot 37.7% (26-of-69) from the field while being outscored in the paint, 40-24.
The Clippers (5-6, 2-2 CACC) will be back in action tomorrow afternoon against UMass.-Lowell for a 2pm tip-off at the Costello Athletic Center in Lowell, MA. Fans unable to attend the game can follow all of the action via Live Stats or Live Video. The links are found under the men's basketball schedule page on ConcordiaClippers.com.