Mount Saint Mary’s Defeats Bryant in Convincing Fashion

After back-to-back tough conference losses to Wagner and LIU Brooklyn, the Mount needed to return to Emmitsburg and capture a win. Coming into this game the Mount was 6-9 (0-2) and their conference foe Bryant was 1-14 (0-2). On paper, this game was just what the Mountaineers ordered.  

The Mount have been in an offensive funk as of late and facing a team like Bryant would provide the Mount an opportunity to have an offensive explosion, and oh did they explode.

In this game, the Mountaineers had an impressive six players with double-digit points; Junior Robinson twenty-five points, Jonah Antonio eighteen points, Greg Alexander fifteen points, Donald Carey eleven points, and Bobby Plauntis ten points. 

Just to show how impressive having six players with double-digit points, this was the first time since 2013 that the Mount had this occur. For the most part, this contest was close in the first half; sixteen to thirteen was the closest margin. Until the Mount went on a 9-0 run midway through the half to extend their lead to 25-13. 

This would not be the Mount’s last impressive run during the game. Still, in the same half, the Mountaineers would go on a 7-0 run and a  20-7 run to end the half. At halftime, the Mount would lead Bryant 45-25, but to open the second half they wanted to put the nail in the coffin. The Mount immediately jumped out to a 70-37 lead, after an impressive 25-12 run. The game would end with the Mount defeating Bryant 96-80, to improve to 7-9 (1-2) on the season.

When we look at the numbers, and the overall season, the Mount plays its best ball when they connect with their threes and limit their mistakes. I know that seems very simple, but the Mount has the talent to win the NEC and their mistakes kill them. The Mountaineers shot 14-32 or 44% from three last night and 56% from the field during the game. 

Along with their impressive output on offense, the Mount only had ten turnovers and caused seventeen turnovers. This was a complete game from the Mount, and it’s the type of win that builds confidence in a locker room. The Mount’s next game is tomorrow afternoon at home against Central Connecticut. Tip-off will be at 4:00 pm as the Mountaineers look to make it two wins in a row.

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