NEWARK, Del., – Sophomore forward Devon Sims (Centreville, Va.) established his new career-high in scoring on Saturday afternoon with 23 points at Wilmington University, adding a team-leading 10 rebounds for his third collegiate double-double in the Concordia College New York men's basketball team's 88-71 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) setback.
• Concordia falls to 5-19, 4-11 in league play.
• Wilmington improves to 8-16, 7-9 in CACC action.
• Sims went 10-15 from the field en route to his new career-high while adding a team-best three steals.
• Junior guard Jared Young (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) chipped in 12 points with two assists and one steal.
• Junior forward Alex White Jr. (Middletown, Conn.) pulled down seven rebounds with one steal and one block.
• Senior forward Anthony Barnes (Bowie, Md.) added 10 points off the bench with five rebounds.
• For Wilmington, Jermaine Head scored 31 points with six assists and five steals while Jordan Harding recorded a team-high nine rebounds on top of 12 points.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Concordia broke an early 8-8 stalemate with a 9-0 run to take a 17-8 lead with 12:28 left in the half.
• The two sides traded the ensuing eight points with neither side connecting on consecutive baskets until a jump shot and triple from Wilmington sparked a 10-1 run to propel the host to a 23-22 advantage with 5:54 remaining in the half.
• A pair of Wilmington triples sandwiching a Barnes layup gave the Wildcats a three-point advantage at 29-26, with the host maintaining the separation at 33-30 before a 6-0 Concordia run flipped the lead at 36-33 with 53 seconds left in the half.
• Each side scored two points in the final 40 seconds of the half to create a 38-35 score at the intermission.
• Wilmington began the second half with back-to-back baskets to take a slim 39-38 lead with 17:55 remaining in the contest.
• Young scored Concordia's first basket of the second half on a layup, only for a 6-0 Wildcats run pushing the host ahead 45-40 with 14:46 left in the game.
• Sims made it a one-possession contest off a three-point play, with the two sides swapping the ensuing eight points before an 8-0 run from Wilmington propelled them to a double-digit advantage at 57-47 with 10:13 remaining in the contest.
• Concordia got as close as seven midway through the second half at 62-55, with Wilmington holding the Clippers without consecutive baskets until a late 7-0 run made it 86-71 with 44 seconds remaining.
• Wilmington connected on a pair of free throws with 34 seconds left to create the final score.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• The Clippers converted 28-62 shots, going 2-14 from three-point territory and 13-21 from the free throw line.
• Wilmington finished 31-68 from the field, 13-33 from distance and 13-15 from the free throw line.
• Concordia recorded 10 assists while Wilmington had 20.
• Concordia held a 42-34 advantage in rebounds.
• Concordia committed 24 turnovers, resulting in 34 points for the Wildcats. Wilmington had 15 turnovers, leading to 13 points.
• Concordia's bench scored 18 points while the host got 20 from its bench.
• Concordia recorded seven steals with one block while Wilmington stole the ball 10 times with three blocks.
The men's basketball team hosts Nyack College on Tuesday, Feb. 18 for a 7 p.m. contest.