Men’s Basketball Edged By Goldey-Beacom, 69-65

Men’s Basketball Edged By Goldey-Beacom, 69-65

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Despite holding the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference's (CACC) top-scoring team entering Saturday 14 points under its average, the Concordia College New York Men's Basketball's team's attempt to hand visiting Goldey-Beacom College its first conference loss of season fell short in a 69-65 decision.

• Concordia drops to 4-9 overall, 1-4 in conference play.

• Goldey-Beacom improves to 7-6, 5-0 in league action.

• Senior guard Jason Cethoute (Queens, N.Y.) scored a team-high 17 points on 7-13 shooting in his first game inside the Meyer Athletic Center this season.

• Sophomore forward Alex White Jr. (Middleton, Conn.) chipped in 11 points with a team-high nine rebounds.

• Redshirt senior guard Cedrick McFadden (Washington, D.C.) dished out a team-leading seven assists.

• Freshman forward Devon Sims (Centreville, Va.) recorded a career-high three steals.

• For Goldey-Beacom, Kyle Elliot scored 20 points while Marcellus Livingston recorded a double-double behind 15 points and 10 rebounds.
• After exchanging the opening eight points for a 4-4 standstill, Goldey-Beacom used a 10-1 stretch to take a 14-5 lead with 14:39 remaining in the half.

• Sims ended the run with a pair of free throws, while a Cethoute layup and senior guard Michael Demello (White Plains, N.Y.) three point cut the deficit down to two at 14-12 with 12:50 to go.

• GBC responded to the run with back-to-back baskets only for another Demello triple and fast-break dunk for White Jr. making it a one-point game at 18-17 with 11:16 to go.

• Concordia managed to keep it a one-possession game until a 12-4 run for the visitors created a double-digit deficit at 36-25 with 6:07 remaining in the half.

• The Clippers quickly brought the separation down to single digits off a Cethoute layup, but the Lightning ended the half with six of the final 10 points to hold a 42-29 advantage.

• Concordia used a 7-3 start to the second half to cut into the separation and make it 45-36, but a 12-5 retort created a game-high 16-point lead for the Lightning at 57-41 with 10:53 remaining.

• A senior forward Stephen Milhaven three pointer sparked a quick 9-0 run to make it 57-50, with the Clippers getting within four at 62-58 before a three-point play for GBC made it 65-58 with 3:17 to play.

• Demello responded to the three-point play with a three pointer, while a McFadden layup with 1:15 remaining made it a two-point contest at 65-63.

• Concordia managed to force a Goldey-Beacom turnover on their ensuing possession, giving the host a chance to even the score or take the lead but a Clipper turnover ended the comeback attempt.

• The Clippers converted on 22-67 shots, going 7-29 from three-point territory and 14-19 from the free throw line.

• Goldey-Beacom finished 24-58 from the field, 4-21 from distance and 17-18 from the free throw line.

• Concordia dished out 15 assists versus 10 for the visitors.

• Concordia committed 15 turnovers, resulting in 18 points for GBC. The Lightning committed 19 turnovers, leading to 15 Clippers' points.

• Concordia held a 44-40 advantage in rebounds.

• Concordia' bench scored 32 points while Bloomfield got 19 from its bench.

• Concordia recorded eight steals and three blocks while Goldey-Beacom stole the ball five times with one block.

Concordia hosts Felician University in CACC action on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 5 p.m.
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