First-Half Run Lifts Men’s Basketball Past Post, 79-65

First-Half Run Lifts Men’s Basketball Past Post, 79-65

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Fueled by a 24-0 stretch spanning over 10 minutes of the first half, the Concordia College (N.Y.) men's basketball team won its first Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) game of the season via a 79-65 victory over visiting Post University.

NOTES
• Concordia improves to 4-5, 1-1 in CACC play.

• Post drops to 2-7, 0-3 in league action.

• With 20 points, senior forward Stephen Milhaven (Port Washington, N.Y.) moves into fourth place within the program record book for career points with 1,348.

• With four assists, redshirt-senior Cedrick McFadden (Washington, D.C.) moves into fourth place within the program record book for assists in a career with 304.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS
• McFadden (Washington, D.C.) scored a team-best 21 points on a .571 clip (8-14).

• Milhaven logged his fourth double-double of the season with 29 points and 11 rebounds.

• Sophomore guard Baron Goodridge (Bronx, N.Y.) chipped in 15 points on 6-9 shooting.

• Sophomore forward Alex White Jr. (Middletown, Conn.) recorded two blocks.

• For Post, Levy Gillespie scored 12 points while Tyshon Rogers dished out three assists and Tamar Okros and Marcus Johnson both recorded five rebounds.
 
HOW IT HAPPENED 
• The two sides split the opening eight points for a 4-all draw with 16:30 remaining in the half.

• Post used an 11-6 stretch to take a five-point lead at 15-10 with 12:56 to play before a 24-0 Concordia run that stretched 10:30 propelled the Clippers to a 34-15 advantage. McFadden, junior forward Jesse Breeding (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.), Milhaven, freshman forward Devon Sims (Centreville, Va.) and Goodridge all contributed in the run.

• The visitors ended the run with a triple, adding a pair of free throws to their total while sophomore guard Jared Young (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) and McFadden scored for Concordia to make it 38-20 at the half.

• Concordia extended the separation with a layup from McFadden and three-point play from senior guard Michael Demello (White Plains, N.Y.) to start the second half to create a 43-20 score with 18:47 remaining.

• Post cut into the separation with a 7-2 spurt to make it 45-27 before a pair of McFadden free throws created a 47-27 score with 15:30 to play.

• After splitting the ensuing 26 points to keep the 20-point cushion at 60-40, a 9-0 rally by the visitors cut the deficit down to 60-49 with 6:46 to go.  

• Concordia ended the run with a pair of Demello free throws, sparking an 8-2 stretch for the Clippers to make it 68-51 with 3:53 to play.

• The two sides swapped three pointers to keep the separation at 71-54, with Milhaven scoring five of the Clippers final eight points and Post adding 11 points in the final four minutes to create the final score.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE 
• The Clippers converted on 30-64 shots, going 5-21 from three-point territory and 14-22 from the free throw line.

• Post finished 26-64 from the field, 6-20 from distance and 7-14 from the free throw line.

• Both sides recorded 13 assists.

• Concordia held a 44-34 advantage in rebounds.

• Concordia had 19 turnovers, resulting in 17 points for Post. The Eagles had 18 turnovers, leading to 19 Clippers' points.

• Concordia' bench scored 13 points while Post got 31 from its bench.

• Concordia recorded seven steals with two blocks while Post stole the ball 12 times with seven blocks.
 
UP NEXT
The men's basketball team takes a hiatus from CACC play on Sunday, Dec. 16 at Stonehill College in a 3:30 p.m. contest.

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