GARDEN CITY, N.Y. –Junior forward Alex White Jr. (Middletown, Conn.) matched the Concordia College New York men's basketball program's record for blocks in a game on Sunday afternoon with five rejections, helping the Clippers jump out to a strong start to the second half to quickly even the score against Adelphi University before a late run by the host propelled them to an 82-62 result.
• Concordia falls to 1-8.
• Adelphi improves to 5-2.
• The block total by White Jr. is the most since Jared Smith logged five against Saint Anselm College on Nov. 13, 2011. His program-record-matching total propels him into the top-three of career blocks with 63.
• Sophomore Devon Sims (Centreville, Va.) scored a team-high 14 points.
• Freshman guard Dion Herrington (Englewood, N.J.) scored 12 points with four assists.
• Senior forward Jesse Breeding (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) chipped in 12 points with a pair of steals.
• White Jr. added eight points and seven rebounds to his five blocks.
• Senior guard Brandon Fields (Washington, D.C.) dished out five assists with two steals.
• Senior forward Anthony Barnes (Bowie, Md.) pulled down nine rebounds with two steals.
• For Adelphi, Chris Coalmon boasted 20 points with 16 rebounds and two blocks.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Following a triple from Adelphi to kick off the scoring, Concordia used a 12-1 run with seven points of the stretch from Sims to give the Clippers a 12-4 advantage with 14:32 remaining in the half.
• Adelphi reclaimed the lead off three-straight three pointers, using a fourth triple after Herrington knotted the score off a free throw to make it 16-13 with 12:56 left in the half.
• Back-to-back threes from Breeding and Sims flipped the three-point lead in Concordia's lead, but an 8-0 run by the hosts made it 24-19 with 9:21 remaining in the half.
• Concordia got within one off back-to-back layups from Barnes and Sims, but the Panthers ended the half on an 11-4 run to hold a 35-27 halftime lead.
• Concordia began the second-half with a 10-2 run to quickly knot the score at 37-all with 15:06 remaining in the contest.
• Concordia took the lead at 44-43 off back-to-back baskets from White Jr., with Sims responding to an AU layup with a jump shot to keep the Clippers ahead before eight-straight points pushed the Panthers ahead at 54-46 with 9:50 left to play.
• Breeding ended the run with a dunk, but back-to-back threes sandwiching a Barnes layup created a double-digit separation at 60-50 with 8:05 remaining in the contest.
• Barnes connected on a layup to get the score within eight, while four-straight points off a pair of free throws from Fields and a Herrington jumper after a triple and layup from the Panthers made it a nine-point game at 65-56 before a 15-2 stretch created an 80-58 score with 1:20 left in the game.
• Redshirt-freshman guard Fabian Rial (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) and sophomore guard Marquese Johnson (Philadelphia, Pa.) both scored layups in the last minute, while Adelphi added a pair of free throws to its total to create the final score.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• The Clippers converted on 24-68 shots, going 7-24 from three-point territory and 7-11 from the free throw line.
• Adelphi finished 28-66 from the field, 17-41 from distance and 9-13 from the free throw line.
• Concordia recorded 11 assists while Adelphi had 21.
• Adelphi held a 48-39 advantage in rebounds.
• Concordia committed 10 turnovers, resulting in 14 points for the Panthers. Adelphi had 14 turnovers, leading to 10 points.
• Concordia' bench scored 17 points while the hosts got 39 from its bench.
• Concordia recorded eight steals with six blocks while Adelphi stole the ball four times with five blocks.
The men's basketball team begins Central Atlantic Collegiate Confernece (CACC) play on Tuesday, Dec. 3 against Bloomfield College at the Meyer Athletic Center in a 7 p.m. contest.