Breeding’s Career-Outing Not Enough For Men’s Basketball In 72-65 Setback Against USciences

Breeding’s Career-Outing Not Enough For Men’s Basketball In 72-65 Setback Against USciences

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. –Senior forward Jesse Breeding (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) recorded his first collegiate double-double on Saturday afternoon, scoring a personal-best 23 points with a career-high 15 rebounds in a 72-65 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) setback against visiting University of the Sciences.

NOTES
• Concordia falls to 1-12, 0-4 in league play.

• USciences improves to 3-9, 1-4 in CACC action.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS
• Breeding connected on a career-high seven field goals and eight free throws while eight of his rebounds came off the offensive glass.

• Junior guard Jared Young (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) dished out a team-high three assists.

• Freshmanforward Dan Porcic (Putnam, Conn.) scored 14 points, 12 coming off four three pointers, with seven rebounds.

• Freshman guard Dion Herrington (Englewood, N.J.) contributed three assists.

• Sophomore forward Devon Sims (Centreville, Va.) pulled down eight rebounds with eight points and three steals.

• For USciences, Sean Simon scored 20 points while Paddy Casey boasted eight rebounds and six assists.

HOW IT HAPPENED
• USciences scored the opening seven points of the contest before Concordia got on the scoreboard off a Herrington layup to make it 7-2 with 17:07 remaining.

• The Devils responded with a 7-0 run to create a double-digit separation, but a quick triple from Porcic and jumper from Breeding made it 14-7 with 13:10 left in the half.

• The visitors recreated the double-digit gap off a 5-2 spurt, with the two sides exchanging baskets to maintain the 10-point deficit before a 16-7 rally by the Clippers made it a one-point affair at 28-27 with 4:00 minutes remaining in the half.

• USciences ended the half on an 8-3 run to go into halftime with a 36-30 score.

• Following a quick 5-2 start to the second half by USciences, the Clippers used a 13-0 run to boast a 45-41 advantage with 14:01 to play.

• The Devils used a 6-0 run to reclaim the lead before a Breeding layup knotted the score at 47-all with 11:38 left to play.

• USciences used a triple and layup back-to-back to take a slim five-point lead, with the two sides splitting the ensuing 16 points to maintain the separation at 60-55 with 5:03 remaining.

• The Clippers rallied to make it a two-point affair at 67-65 with 1:38 remaining, but the visitors ended the contest with the final five points to fend off the comeback.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• The Clippers converted on 23-76 shots, going 5-34 from three-point territory and 14-21 from the free throw line.

• USciences finished 28-58 from the field, 7-21 from distance and 9-16 from the free throw line.

• Concordia recorded 14 assists while Usciences had 21.

• Concordia held a 48-42 advantage in rebounds.

• Concordia committed 11 turnovers, resulting in 16 points for the Devils. USciences had 17 turnovers, leading to 14 points.

• Concordia' bench scored 22 points while the visitors got 10 from its bench.

• Concordia recorded seven steals while Usciences stole the ball five times with seven blocks.

UP NEXT
The men's basketball team hits the road to take on Caldwell University on Wednesday, Jan. 8 in a 7:30 p.m. CACC contest.

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