BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Sophomore forward Alex White Jr. (Middletown, Conn.) and senior guard Michael Demello (White Plains, N.Y.) both set career-highs on Saturday afternoon, with White Jr. adding a Concordia College New York men's basketball single-game record to propel the Clippers past visiting Wilmington University (Del.) 95-89 in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play.
• Concordia improves to 5-10, 2-4 in CACC play.
• Wilmington falls to 6-9, 3-3 in league action.
• White Jr.'s .900 field goal percentage (9-10) marks the highest clip in the program record book with a minimum of eight field goals made.
• The team's .554 field goal percentage in the victory sits fifth in the program record book and the second-best within the Meyer Athletic Center.
• White Jr. finished with 26 points on top of eight rebounds and three blocks.
• Demello tallied 23 points on 7-12 shooting with five rebounds and five assists.
• Redshirt-senior guard Cedrick McFadden (Washington, D.C.) tallied seven assists with two steals.
• Sophomore guard Baron Goodridge (Bronx, N.Y.) scored 16 points.
• Senior forward Stephen Milhaven (Port Washington, N.Y.) chipped in 15 points.
• For Wilmington, Danny Walsh scored 28 points while Jermaine Head added a double-double behind 21 points and 12 assists.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Concordia opened the contest with the initial 15 points, holding the visitors without a basket until a triple with 16:05 remaining in the half made it 15-3.
• Concordia led by as many as 27 in the opening half at 52-27, with the Wildcats ending the half on an 8-4 run to make it 56-35.
• Wilmington used a 27-11 stretch to start the second half to make it a 10-point contest at 67-57, cutting the separation to single-digits at 70-62 with 11:11 remaining in the half.
• The Wildcats continued to claw into Concordia's lead, getting within four at 72-68 before a White Jr. triple and Milhaven layup created a nine-point cushion at 77-68.
• Concordia maintained its nine-point advantage until a late 9-2 Wilmington rally made it a one-possession game at 85-82.
• Back-to-back layups from Goodridge and Milhaven ended the rally, with Concordia scoring eight points in final minute while Wilmington scored seven to create the final score.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• The Clippers converted on 36-65 shots, going 9-25 from three-point territory and 14-16 from the free throw line.
• Wilmington finished 34-66 from the field, 15-30 from distance and 6-9 from the free throw line.
• Concordia recorded 21 assists while Wilmington boasted 25.
• Concordia held a 38-25 advantage in rebounds.
• Concordia had 11 turnovers, resulting in 17 points for Wilmington. The Wildcats had nine turnovers, leading to 14 Clippers' points.
• Concordia' bench scored 21 points while the visitors got seven from its bench.
• Concordia recorded a six steals with three blocks while Wilmington stole the ball five times with two blocks.
The men's basketball team travels to Dominican College (N.Y.) on Wednesday, Jan. 16 for a 7:30 p.m. CACC tilt.