Clippers Unable to Overcome First Half Deficit as Post Wins 77-60
Bronxville, NY – The Concordia College Clippers men's basketball team hosted Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) opponent Post University this evening. After trailing at the half, the Clippers were unable to slow down the Eagles as Post won 77-60 for their seventh win of the season.
Both teams began the game on fire as they scored a combined 17 points in the first two minutes and thirty-four seconds. Post then went on to open up a six point lead after back-to-back buckets with 13:32 remaining in the half.
Concordia stayed within striking distance for much of the period and only trailed by four after a three-point basket by Kyle Kube (West Babylon, NY) with 5:44 remaining. The Eagles would respond with an 18-8 run in the closing minutes to go into the locker room with a 46-32 lead.
The Clippers continued to put pressure on Post as Concordia got back within 10 points of tying after two free throws by Jason Alleyne (Bronx, NY) with 17:57 to go. The Eagles made two quick shots and a three-point basket to build their lead back up to 15. Post used good ball movement to increase that lead to 21 after two free throws at the 6:12 mark. Concordia was unable to get back into the game as time was running out and their late 10-3 run to end the game wasn't enough to challenge the Eagles.
Argelix Gil (Brooklyn, NY) led the Clippers with a team-high 16 points and 12 rebounds. Gil also added three assists and a steal in 31 minutes of action while Norman Pope (Washington, D.C.) ended the game with 12 points. As a team, Concordia shot 43.1% (25-of-58) from the field while committing 24 turnovers as opposed to 12 turnovers by Post.
The Clippers (8-10, 5-5 CACC) now have a few days off until their next game. Concordia will take on USciences this Saturday, January 28th, at 3pm following the women's game in the Meyer Athletic Center.