Men’s Basketball Upended At Regionally-Ranked Dominican, 85-76

Men’s Basketball Upended At Regionally-Ranked Dominican, 85-76

ORANGEBURG, N.Y.,  – Freshman guard Dion Herrington (Englewood, N.J.) led five members of the Concordia College New York men's basketball team that ended Wednesday evening's Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) contest with double-digit points, scoring 18 while senior forward Jesse Breeding (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) recorded his third double-double of the campaign in an 85-76 setback at Dominican College (N.Y.).

• Concordia falls to 5-22, 4-14 in league play.

• Dominican, ranked eighth in the latest National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Regional Rankings, improves to 21-6, 14-4 in CACC action.

• Herrington went 8-14 from the field while adding three assists.

• Breeding chipped in 15 points with 10 rebounds.

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

• Sophomore forward Devon Sims (Centreville, Va.) scored 15 points off 7-12 shooting with seven boards.

• Junior forward Alex White Jr. (Middletown, Conn.) contributed 12 points with six rebounds and three blocks.

• For Dominican, Daraja Rodwell scored 23 points with three assists while Jason Copman added 13 points with 14 rebounds.

• Concordia scored the opening eight points of the contest to take an early 8-0 lead with 18:21 remaining in the first half.

• Dominican countered with a 5-3 stretch before back-to-back Concordia baskets created a double-digit separation at 15-5 with 14:33 left in the half.

• Concordia responded to back-to-back baskets with a free throw and layup to hold an 18-9 advantage, only for a 12-0 Chargers' run propelling the host to a 21-18 lead with 7:51 remaining in the half.

• White Jr. knotted the score with a triple on the ensuing possession, sparking a 7-0 Concordia run that pushed the Clippers ahead 25-21 with 5:20 left in the half.

• Dominican evened the score at 25-all, with the two sides trading baskets to keep the score tied at 27-27 and 29-29 before a Fields free throw with 13 seconds left gave Concordia a 30-29 lead at halftime.

• Dominican scored a three-pointer on the opening possession of the second half to reclaim the lead, with neither side scoring consecutive baskets in a back-and-forth start until a 6-0 Concordia run gave the Clippers a 47-42 edge with 14:32 remaining in the contest.

• The host scored eight of the ensuing 10 points to take a one-point lead at 50-49, responding to a pair of Concordia free throws with six-straight points to hold a 56-51 lead with 9:52 left to play.

• After trading the ensuing four baskets to maintain the five-point separation, Dominican used a 9-0 run to create a double-digit advantage at 69-55 with 5:13 remaining.

• Concordia ended the run off a jumper, with neither side having a run greater than three until a 4-0 DC run made it 79-65 with 1:09 left to play.

• A quick 6-2 Concordia stretch cut the deficit down to single digits at 81-72 with 37 seconds remainign, with each side adding four points to its total to create the final score.

• The Clippers converted 32-68 shots, going 6-17 from three-point territory and 6-10 from the free throw line.

• Dominican finished 30-63 from the field, 9-22 from distance and 16-24 from the free throw line.

• Concordia recorded eight assists while Dominican had 11.

• Dominican held a 42-39 advantage in rebounds.

• Concordia committed 13 turnovers, resulting in 11 points for the Chargers. Dominican had 10 turnovers, leading to 11 points.

• Concordia's bench scored one point while the host got 14 from its bench.

• Concordia recorded two steals with three blocks while DC stole the ball seven times with eight blocks.

The men's basketball team treks to Post University for its season finale on Saturday, Feb. 29 with tip-off slated for 3 p.m.

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