OLD WESTRBURY, N.Y. – Sophomore forward Alex White Jr. (Middletown, Conn.) recorded his first collegiate double-double on Sunday afternoon at the New York Institute of Technology, propelling the Concordia College (N.Y.) men's basketball team to a 60-54 victory over the host Bears.
• Concordia improves to 2-2.
• NYIT drops to 0-4.
• Redshirt-senior guard Cedrick McFadden (Washington, D.C.) paced the offense with 18 points on top of nine rebounds and three assists.
• White Jr. pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds with 10 points to go with a pair of blocks and two steals.
• Sophomore guard Baron Goodridge (Bronx, N.Y.) dished out a team-high four assists.
• For NYIT, Zahir Porter scored 17 points while Collins Onyeike recorded 10 rebounds, four blocks and three steals.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Concordia jumped out to an early 6-2 lead with 18:08 remaining in the half off a pair of baskets from junior forward Anthony Barns (Bowie, Md.) and a layup from White Jr.
• The two sides traded triples with McFadden scoring for the Clippers to keep the four-point separation before a 5-0 run by the hosts made it 10-9 with 13:03 to go.
• A freshman forward Devon Sims (Centerville, Va.) layup flipped the one-point advantage in Concordia's favor at 11-10, but an 11-0 run for the Bears created a double-digit separation at 21-11 with 9:56 remaining.
• Concordia quickly erased the deficit behind a 13-0 run with McFadden, White Jr., junior guard Brandon Fields (Washington, D.C.) and junior forward Jesse Breeding (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) all contributing to give the Clippers a 24-21 lead with 6:45 remaining.
• NYIT ended the run with a layup and reclaimed the lead off a triple to hold a 26-24 advantage with 3:21 to go in the half.
• Six-straight points for the Clippers off baskets from senior guard Michael Demello (White Plains, N.Y.), Barnes and McFadden propelled Concordia to a 30-26 lead, with NYIT ending the half with four of the final six points to create a 32-20 halftime score in favor of the visitors.
• The hosts scored the opening basket of the second half, with the two sides splitting the ensuing 18 points without either side holding a lead greater than three during the stretch to keep the score knotted at 41-all with 13:19 remaining.
• Concordia ended the back-and-forth action with a 7-0 run off baskets from Breeding and Goodridge plus a three-point play by Sims to take a 48-41 advantage with 9:42 to play.
• NYIT evened the score at 52-52 with 3:09 to play behind an 11-4 stretch. McFadden put Concordia back on top with a pair of free throws, making it 54-52 with 2:52 to play.
• White Jr. made it a two-possession contest off a jump shot to make it 56-52 with 1:07 to play, with the Clippers outscoring NYIT 5-2 over the final minute of play.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• The Clippers converted on 21-60 shots, going 2-13 from three-point territory and 17-25 from the free throw line.
• NYIT finished 19-66 from the field, 6-27 from distance and 10-21 from the free throw line.
• Concordia dished out eight assists versus 12 for the hosts.
• Concordia held a 52-44 advantage in rebounds.
• Concordia' bench scored 17 points while NYIT got 32 from its bench.
• Concordia recorded five steals with three block while the Bears stole the ball six times with seven block.
Concordia travels to the University of New Haven on Saturday, Nov. 24 for a 3 p.m. contest.