Late Rally Falls Short For Men’s Basketball Against Felician On Senior Day, 76-64

Late Rally Falls Short For Men’s Basketball Against Felician On Senior Day, 76-64

BRONXVILLE, N.Y.,  – The Concordia College New York men's basketball team hosted Felician University for its final home contest of the 2019-20 season on Saturday afternoon, shaving a 24-point second-half deficit down to eight with under five minutes remaining while breaking the single-game record for blocks set in the Clippers' last outing in a 76-64 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) setback.

NOTES
• Concordia falls to 5-21, 4-13 in league play.

• Felician improves to 11-14, 9-8 in CACC action.

• Concordia boasted 11 rejections with eight Clippers participating in the block party

STANDOUT PERFORMERS
• Sophomore forward Devon Sims (Centreville, Va.) scored 17 points off the bench with a pair of blocks.

• Senior guard Jesse Breeding (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) chipped in 13 points with eight rebounds and two assists.

• Junior guard Jared Young (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) added 15 points with four assists and four steals.

• Senior forward Anthony Barnes (Bowie, Md.) and redshirt-junior guard Brandon Fields (Washington, D.C.) each recorded two blocks.

• For Felician, Dee-End McRae scored 19 points with six boards while Nas Amos dished out seven assists.

HOW IT HAPPENED
• Concordia responded to a 4-0 start by Felician with five-straight points to take an early 5-0 lead only for a 7-0 run by the visitors creating a 11-5 score with 16:20 remaining in the half.

• The Clippers made it a one-possession contest at 13-10, but an 8-0 Felician run extended the gap to double-digits at 21-10 with 11:46 remaining in the half.

• Concordia brought the deficit down to single digits at 24-15, with Felician holding the host without consecutive baskets until back-to-back baskets made it 35-21 with 4:12 left in the half.

• The Clippers responded to a 5-0 Felician run with a three-point play in the final minute of the half to create a 40-27 score at the intermission.

• Felician kicked off the second half with a 13-2 run to boast a 53-29 advantage with 16:55 left to play.

• The Clippers cut into the separation behind a 7-0 run, only for a triple and layup from Felician making it 58-36 with 12:53 remaining.

• Concordia used a 16-3 rally to get within single digits at 61-52 with 6:05 left to play.

• Felician connected on a triple to recreate its double-digit advantage, only for back-to-back Concordia baskets making it 64-56 with 4:37 remaining.

• The Golden Falcons ended the rally with an 8-0 run, with Concordia holding the visiting side without consecutive baskets for the rest of the contest while outscoring Felician 8-4 over the final 2:30 of play.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• The Clippers converted 27-60 shots, going 4-20 from three-point territory and 6-12 from the free throw line.

• Felician finished 29-60 from the field, 9-23 from distance and 9-13 from the free throw line.

• Concordia recorded 15 assists while Felician had 21.

• Felician held a 38-31 advantage in rebounds.

• Concordia committed 19 turnovers, resulting in 23 points for the Golden Falcons. Felician had 19 turnovers, leading to 24 points.

• Concordia's bench scored 27 points while the visitors got 19 from its bench.

• Concordia recorded 13 steals with 11 blocks while Felician stole the ball nine times with four blocks.

UP NEXT
The men's basketball team treks to Dominican College (N.Y.) on Wednesday, Feb. 26 for a 7:30 p.m. contest.

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