Men's Basketball Cruises to Victory Over Le Moyne, 95-61

Men's Basketball Cruises to Victory Over Le Moyne, 95-61

THE BASICS

-Score: Assumption College 95, Le Moyne College 61

-Records: Assumption (11-9, NE10 5-8), Le Moyne (15-6, NE10 11-2)

-Location: Worcester, Mass. (Laska Gymnasium)

-The Lead: The Assumption College men's basketball team broke a five-game winning streak for the Dolphins of Le Moyne College with a dominating 34-point, Northeast-10 Conference victory on Saturday afternoon. The Hounds handed Le Moyne just their second conference loss of the season.

HOW IT HAPPENED

-Red-shirt junior Jordan White (Prince Frederick, Md. / Clinton Christian School) kicked off a seven-point run for the Hounds with a basket from beyond the arc four minutes into play. Red-shirt junior Malik Brown (Waldorf, Md. / Northpoint) and junior Matthew Kelly (North Potomac, Md. / Quince Orchard) hit back-to-back layups to extend Assumption's lead to 11-2 with 14:57 on the clock.

-Senior Tom Brown hit a three pointer to bring the Dolphins back within five at the 13:15 mark, 12-7. Assumption responded with another five-point run to take a 10-point lead with just over 12 minutes to play in the first half, 17-7.

-Sophomore Nino Hernandez put up seven points over the next two minutes to bring Le Moyne within two, 18-16. After the Hounds pulled ahead by eight again, Le Moyne cut the lead in half with 6:03 to go, 24-20.

-Assumption finished out the first half on a 16-6 run to take a 40-26 lead into the break. White finished the first half leading the Hounds with 14 points on 5-for-7 shooting including a three-pointer and three free-throws. Hernandez led the Dolphins through the first 20 minutes with nine points.

-Assumption outscored Le Moyne by 20 in the second half, 55-35. Kelly put up 11 points and dished out five assists to lead the hosts in the final 20 minutes. The Hounds used 10 points from sophomore Cal Connelly (Rochester, N.H. / Spaulding / Tilton), including a 3-for-4 showing from three-point range, and 10 points from Brown in the second half to claim the final 95-61 victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

-White led the Hounds in scoring with 23 points on the day to go along with eight rebounds. Brown finished with a double-double as he put up 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the victory. He also dished out five assists. Kelly added 17 points and six assists while Connelly rounded out double-digit scoring with 16 points for the hosts.

-Hernandez led Le Moyne with 18 points and six rebounds while senior Ryan Roland finished with 14 points and four steals.

-Assumption shot 52.5% (31-for-59) from field goal range and finished the day 10-for-21 from beyond the arc. The Dolphins shot 28.4% (21-for-74) from the field and went 5-for-30 from three-point range.

-The Hounds went 23-for-29 (79.3%) from the free-throw line while Le Moyne finished 14-for-17 (82.4%) from the charity stripe.

-Assumption outrebounded the Dolphins, 47-36.

UP NEXT

-Assumption hosts Saint Anselm in NE10 action on Wednesday, February 5th at 7:30 p.m.