BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Sophomore Brandon Fields (Washington, D.C.) would knock down the go-ahead jumper for the Concordia College men's basketball team with under five seconds to go in regulation to lift the Clippers to a 72-70 victory against Felician University in their Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) North Division game on Tuesday evening at the Meyer Athletic Center.
The visiting Golden Falcons began the game with a 9-3 lead at the 16:43 mark of the first half as Concordia would trail by double digits with 13:15 remaining on the clock. The Clippers would bring the deficit down to single digits late in the half, but Felician would lead by 10 points on numerous occasions. Concordia scored 10 unanswered points to tie the score at 30-30 with just over two minutes to go until halftime, but the Golden Falcons scored the final six points of the period to lead 36-30 at the break.
A quick start to the second half for Concordia allowed them to lead 42-40 at the 15:55 mark as the Clippers looked to keep their offensive momentum going. A back-and-forth battle would ensue as the score would also be tied on numerous occasions throughout most of the half.
The three-point shooting by both sides would keep the game interesting as junior Jayson Cethoute (Queens, N.Y.) knocked down an important basket with under a minute to go in regulation to knot the score at 70-70. Concordia would hold the ball with the shot clock off as Fields got open for a mid-range jump shot to put the Clippers ahead with under five seconds to go. Felician was able to get off a half-court shot right before the buzzer, but it wouldn't drop as Concordia came away with the 72-70 victory to snap a six-game winless streak.
Redshirt-junior Cedrick McFadden (Washington, D.C.) led the Clippers with 14 points while adding four assists, two steals, and two rebounds. Freshman Alex White Jr. (Middletown, Conn.) added career-highs of 12 points and seven rebounds as all 11 players for Concordia that entered the game would score.
The Clippers (9-16, 3-13 CACC) will play in their final home game of the season on Saturday afternoon against Holy Family University. Tip-off for the CACC game is set for 3 p.m. as fans unable to attend can follow the action by clicking on the live stats and video links under the men's basketball schedule page on ConcordiaClippers.com.