Concordia Men's Basketball Handles NYIT with Ease, 102-79

Concordia Men's Basketball Handles NYIT with Ease, 102-79

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The Concordia College men's basketball team continued their strong offensive performances this season by claiming a 102-79 victory at home against NYIT on Wednesday evening. The Clippers now average 88.7 points per game over six games so far this season.

Concordia began the game with an 11-2 advantage as they would connect from behind the arc in the early going. The Clippers would increase their advantage to double digits, 17-7, at the 15:38 mark as Concordia would not let up on the offensive end. The Bears would cut their deficit to six, but the Clippers used an 18-2 run to open up a 37-15 advantage with 8:32 remaining in the half. From here, Concordia would out-score NYIT 23-20 as the Clippers went into the locker room with a 60-35 lead.

The second half saw Concordia increase their lead to 33 points, 76-43 at the 15:42 mark. The Bears would slowly cut into the substantial deficit, but the Clippers maintained a comfortable lead on the scoreboard. NYIT would get to within 18 at the 4:35 mark, but Concordia's lead would be too much as the Clippers took a 102-79 win.

Junior Stephen Milhaven (Port Washington, N.Y.) led Concordia with 22 points as he also had seven rebounds and four assists. Junior Michael Demello (White Plains, N.Y.) added 20 points, four rebounds, three assists, and three steals as redshirt-junior Cedrick McFadden (Washington, D.C.) finished with 12 points, nine assists, five rebounds, and three steals. Senior Elijah Brown (Maplewood, N.J.) chipped in with 11 points, three rebounds, and three assists as the Clippers connected on 15 three-point baskets, their most since finishing with 16 on Nov. 29, 2015.

Concordia (4-2) will open up their Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) schedule on Saturday afternoon at Nyack College. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. in Nyack, N.Y. as fans unable to attend the CACC North Division matchup can follow the action by clicking on the live stats and video links under the men's basketball schedule page on ConcordiaClippers.com.