PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Redshirt-senior guard Cedrick McFadden (Washington, D.C.) became the newest member of the Concordia College New York men's basketball program's 1,000-point club on Saturday afternoon while two student-athletes set three combined career-highs, but the Clippers could not find a response to a Holy Family University basket in the final seconds of a 69-66 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) setback.
• Concordia drops to 8-13, 5-7 in CACC play.
• Holy Family improves to 10-7, 6-4 in league action.
• McFadden becomes the 12th member of the program to score 1,000 points in a career.
• Sophomore forward Kyle Parris (Old Bridge, N.J.) set a pair of career-highs with 14 points and eight rebounds.
• Sophomore guard Baron Goodridge (Bronx, N.Y.) scored 14 points.
• Senior guard Michael Demello (White Plains, N.Y.) pulled down eight rebounds with three assists.
• Senior forward Stephen Milhaven (Port Washington, N.Y.) dished out a personal-best six assists to go with six boards.
• For Holy Family, Patrick Robinson scored 26 points with eight rebounds while Dymir Montague chipped in 15 points with seven assists and seven steals.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Demello scored the opening basket of the contest via a three pointer, with the host responding behind a 5-0 run to hold a 5-3 advantage with 17:35 remaining in the half.
• Senior guard Jayson Cethoute (Queens, N.Y.) knotted the score off a layup, with the two sides exchanging three-point plays to keep the score tied before back-to-back baskets pushed Holy Family ahead 12-8 with 15:40 left in the half.
• McFadden joined the program's 1,000-point club with a three pointer to get the Clippers within one, sparking a 10-4 run with sophomore guard Jared Young (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) and junior forward Anthony Barnes (Bowie, Md.) chipping in to put Concordia on top 18-16 with 11:28 to go in the half.
• Holy Family evened the score off a basket, with Goodridge quickly breaking the tied score before back-to-back Parris baskets extended the lead to 24-18 with 9:05 remaining in the half.
• HFU made it a one-possession contest with back-to-back baskets, tying the score at 26-all before a Cethoute jumper and McFadden three pointer made it 31-26 with 4:39 left in the half.
• Young connected on three free throws late in the half for Concordia, while the Tigers scored six points before the end of the half to create a 34-32 score at the intermission.
• Both sides scored a layup in the opening two minutes of the second half, leading to nearly three minutes without either side score until a pair of Goodridge free throws ended the scoreless spell and made it 38-34 with 15:58 to play.
• Holy Family used a jump shot and three pointer back-to-back to take a 39-38 lead, with two more Goodridge free throws flipping the one-point advantage in the Clippers' favor at 40-39 with 12:47 remaining.
• A Goodridge triple in response to a HFU dunk kept Concordia ahead at 43-41, but a 6-0 run propelled the host to a 47-43 lead with 11:47 to play.
• A McFadden free throw sparked an 8-0 run with freshman forward Devon Sims (Centreville, Va.), Demello and Paris scoring during the spree to push Concordia to a 51-47 edge with 8:04 remaining.
• Neither side connected on consecutive baskets over the ensuing 25 points, with Concordia holding onto a 64-59 lead before a 7-0 rally by the host created a 66-64 lead with 56 seconds remaining.
• Sophomore forward Alex White Jr. (Middletown, Conn.) connected on a pair of free throws with 16 ticks remaining to knot the score at 66-all, but a HFU jumper with three seconds remaining gave the host a 68-66 advantage with a free throw following a Concordia turnover creating the final score.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• The Clippers converted on 22-67 shots, going 7-23 from three-point territory and 15-20 from the free throw line.
• Holy Family finished 28-63 from the field, 3-21 from distance and 10-17 from the free throw line.
• Concordia recorded 15 assists while Holy Family had 12.
• Concordia held a 48-35 advantage in rebounds.
• Concordia had 22 turnovers, resulting in 16 points for HFU. The Tigers had 17 turnovers, leading to 18 Clippers' points.
• Concordia' bench scored 40 points while the host got seven from its bench.
• Concordia recorded 10 steals with two blocks while Holy Family stole the ball 11 times with two blocks.
The men's basketball team travels to the University of the Sciences on Saturday, Feb. 9 for a 3 p.m. contest