BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Led by a trio of seniors who all have their names written in the program record book, the Concordia College New York men's basketball team went 9-19 overall during the 2018-19 campaign with a 6-13 mark in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play.
The men's basketball team kicked off the 2018-19 season at the Assumption Tip-Off Classic, falling to St. Michael's College and host Assumption College. Concordia recovered and moved to .500 with back-to-back triumphs over Mercy College in the Clippers' home opener and at New York Tech before continuing the three-game road swing at National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) East Region Championship bound University of New Haven and 2019 East Coast Conference Champion Molloy College. The Clippers ended the opening month of the season at home against Queens College (N.Y.), besting the Knights in overtime.
CACC play began with a pair of come games against Caldwell University and Post University. Concordia split the two outings, defeating Post, before closing out the calendar year with non-conference road tilts at Stonehill College and Southern Connecticut State University.
Opening 2019 with five-straight matches against schools that advanced to the CACC Championship, Concordia went 1-4 during the stretch with a victory over Wilmington University (Del.). The Clippers followed the rigorous stretch with three-straight wins over Georgian Court University, Nyack College and Chestnut Hill College, only to have the run halted by eventual North Division No. 1 seed in the conference tournament Bloomfield College. Concordia won its final contest of the season at the University of the Sciences, with nine of the Clippers' final 10 contests being decided by single digits.
The 2018-19 team connected on 228 three pointers, the third-most in program history. The Clippers' 39.0 rebounds per game during the season ties for fifth in the program record book, while the team's .689 free throw percentage placed seventh on top of the ninth-most points scored in program history with 2,066 and 10th-most field goals made with 753.
Senior forward Stephen Milhaven (Port Washington, N.Y.) ended his career with the most games played in program history with 112. His 1,476 career points, 826 rebounds and 525 field goals all rank third in the program record book while his 7.4 rebounds per game average places fourth. Redshirt senior guard Cedrick McFadden (Washington, D.C.) graduated with 378 career assists, second most in program history. His 1,120 points and 399 field goals both rank ninth in the program record book. Senior guard Michael Demello (White Plains, N.Y.) boasted a .862 free throw percentage during his time at Concordia, the highest clip in program history.
McFadden paced the offense behind 15.4 points per game and 4.2 assists. Sophomore forward Alex White Jr. (Middletown, Conn.) boasted 8.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocks, ranking ninth and fifth in the program record respectively, while Demello chipped in a team-leading 1.3 steals.
McFadden ended his illustrious career at Concordia with All-CACC Third Team distinction. He and Milhaven each earned CACC Player of the Week honors once during the 2018-19 season.
For his work in the classroom, White Jr. was named to the CACC All-Academic Team.
Next week's installment of the Concordia Summer Wrap-Up Series will look at the 2018-19 women's basketball season.