NCAA Division 2
Adelphi Nips Dowling
Trailing by 7 with 38 seconds left, Dowling almost pulled off a miracle comeback, drawing within 1, but they missed a potential game tying free throw is the final seconds and the Panthers held on for a heart stopping 42-41 victory. Bradley Simpson led Adelphi with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Corwin Austin had 13 points for Dowling. 12/19
Post Downs Bloomfield
LIU Post got off to a quick start, jumping out to an 11-0 lead, and then grinded out a 71-62 victory over Bloomfield. Bloomfield took the lead on a three point play at the 11:44 mark of the second half, but the Pioneers regained it for good on a Tobin Carberry three pointer and held on the rest of the way. The Pioneers were led Carberry, who had 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, Vaughn Allen with 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Floaral Park's Billy Butler, who added 15 points. 12/16
Bridgeport Tops Adelphi
Adelphi climbed out of an early hole to pull within 2 at halftime, and drew even in the second half, but Bridgeport would not let them take the lead and the Panthers ended up falling 52-44. They are now 3-8 on the season. Sean Crawford led the Panthers with 12 points. 12/16
Molloy Falls in OT
Rich Zoller's three point play put Molloy ahead, but Corey Crawford's three pointer at the buzzer lifted Saint Michael's to a 52-51 overtime victory over the Lions. Chaminade grad Zoller finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds and Hicksville's John Petrucelli had 14 points, 14 rebounds, and 8 assists for Molloy. 12/16
So. NH Rocks NYIT
NYIT fell into an 11-0 hole and trailed wire to wire in a 74-56 loss to Southern New Hampshire. Azel Prather Jr. led the Bears with 12 points. 12/15
Molloy Pounds AI
Molloy went 9-of-18 from three-point range and rolled past American International 67-47. Jimmy Nolan led the assault with 4 threes and 17 points, Hicksville's John Petrucelli also finished with 17 points, and Baldwin's Brandon Williams added 11 points. 12/12
NYIT Over Felican
Tied at 77 all with 3:37 remaining, NYIT took control and picked up its third straight victory with a 92-87 win over Felician. Kayvon Roberts led the way with 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists. John Glenn's Phil Izevbehai added 22 points and 5 assists. 12/12
Post Catches Felican
Trailing by 20 points in the second half, the LIU/CW Post bench rallied the Pioneers for a 90-81 victory over Felican led by 27 points from Jonathan Kohler. Post used a 24-4 run, with Kohler scoring eight in a row, to turn the deficit into a 61-59 lead. It was their fourth straight win after an 0-3 start. Tobin Carberry added 20 points and 7 rebounds and Floral Park's Billy Butler 7 points and 10 assists 12/10
LIU Post Defeats Dowling
LIU Post led wire to wire in a 77-67 win over Dowling. Leading by 7 at the half, the Pioneers built a 16 point lead early in the second half, but a steal and dunk from Deer Park's Josh Malone and a three from Longwood's Darian Davis got it back to 7 midway through the half. That is as close as it would get however. Tobin Carberry led Post with 18 points and 9 rebounds and JaMario Clayton finished with 15 points. Malone and Corwin Austin both finished with 18 points for Dowling, and Davis had 16. 12/8
Bloomfield Stops Adelphi
Bloomfield dropped Adelphi to 1-3 with a 66-56 home victory. The Panthers got themselves into a 37-23 halftime hole and never dug themselves out. Bradley Simpson led the Panthers with 16 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Ranglin chipped in 12 points and 5 rebounds, and Anthony Libroia had 11 points and 7 rebounds.
Molloy Drops 2 In Philly
There are high hopes in Rockville Centre for this years Molloy team, but the Lion's came back from a tough road trip to Philadelphia after a 79-71 loss to Holy Family and a 72-58 loss to Philadelphia U. and are now 2-2 on the season. Harborfields' Matt McLeod was the bright spot for Molloy in both games, finishing with 21 against Holy Family and 15 against Philadelphia.
AIC Rocks NYIT
NYIT picked up their first loss of the season, dropping an 83-54 decision to American International on the road in a game they were never in. The Bears fell into a 10-0 hole right from the start and never recovered. Erick Satchell led them with 11 points.
Adelphi Falls To SCSU
Adelphi opened conference action at home against the Owls of Southern Connecticut State and gave up an early second half lead, falling 64-54. The Panthers built a 7 point first half lead on a layup by LuHi’s Ryan DeNicola, but SCSU closed out the half on a 15-2 run to lead 30-24 at intermission. A three pointer by Anthony Libroia, a jumper by RJ Samuels, and two free throws and a jumper by John Calarco put Adelphi on top 33-30, but the Owls answered with a 10-3 run and never gave up the lead again. Calarco and Bradley Simpson both finished with 14 points for the Panthers, with Simpson adding 13 rebounds.
West Babylon’s Kyle Kube had 14 points and 9 rebounds in Concordia’s loss to Dominican...... Amityville’s Deejuan Grey had 12 points, Longwood’s Pat Piasecki 11 points and 7 rebounds, and Hampton Bays’ Luke Mercurio 6 points and 3 steals for Queens College in a loss to Felican...... St. Mary’s Kirk Bailey had 7 points and 14 rebounds and his St. Mary’s teammate Chaz Morrish had 6 points in Mercy’s win over Saint Anselm. Port Jeff’s John Nielsen had 5 points for Saint Anselm..... Port Washington’s Zach Krischer had 6 points and 5 rebounds for Post University in their win over Nyack, and 8 points in their win over Queens College. St. Dom’s Darren Chew had 4 points and 7 rebounds for Nyack, and Amityville’s Deejuan Grey had 7 points and 9 rebounds and Longwood’s Pat Piasecki had 6 points and 11 rebounds for Queens..... St. Dom’s Paul Bilbo had 6 points and 3 rebounds in Mercyhurst’s loss to Concordm.....SJB’s Khaleev Ginyard had 8 points in Dominican’s win over Bentley and SJB teammate Jonathan Brown had 5 points....
Dowling came roaring back from a 14 point deficit for a 77-73 overtime victory over New Haven. Trailing throughout, Longwood's Darien Davis tied the game at 56 with a basket at the 2:36 mark, and after New Haven retook the lead, Justin Alexander sent it into overtime with two free throws. The Golden Lions proceeded to take command of the overtime with back to back three pointers by Davis and South Side's Leon Taylor. East Islip's Evan Maxwell led Dowling with 18 points, and Davis finished with 14.
Molloy Nips Daemen
Daeman College reeled off 6 straight wins to start the season, but a steal and basket by Harborfields' Matt McLeod gave Molloy a thrilling 80-79 victory over the Wildcats in the final of the Molloy Tip-Off Tournament. The Lions improved to 2-0. Jimmy Nolan finished with 21 points, McLeod with 19 points, and Hicksville's John Petrucelli with 13 points and 7 assists.
NYIT Rolls Over Nyack
NYIT moved out to a 10 point halftime lead and went on to defeat Nyack 82-69. Kayvon Roberts led the way with 22 points, and John Glenn's Phil Izevbehai had another strong outing, finishing with 20 points for the Bears.
Adelphi Goes 1-1
Adelphi closed out their final game of the Bridgeport Tournament with a convincing 68-46 win over Goldey-Beacom to even their record at 1-1. Bradley Simpson had a game high 18 points and added 8 rebounds while RJ Samuels finished with 10 points. John Calarco was high man in the first game with 18 points and Simpson had 14, but the Panthers fell 76-66 to host Bridgeport.
CW Post 0-2
LIU/CW Post, the preseason favorite in the ECC, fell to 0-2 with a 60-57 loss to Southern New Hampshire. The Pioneers fell into a 10-0 hole right from the start, trailed by as many as 19 in the second half, and could never completely dig their way out. Vaughn Allen led them with 21 points and 8 rebounds, while St. Mary’s Charles McCann had 8 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 blocks and Hills West’s Emile Blackman added 6 points and 6 rebounds.
NYIT Upsets Bloomfield
It was a tight game throughout in regulation, tied at the break and four times in the second half, but it looked like 14th ranked Bloomfield might take control, outscoring NYIT 10-5 to lead by five with 6:10 remaining. The Bears responded, with John Glenn’s Phil Izevbehai scoring 6 points to give NYIT a 2 point lead with 2:47 to go. Two free throws tied it once again and sent the game into OT, but in the extra session, the Bears took command. They held Bloomfield to only 3 points while building the largest lead of the game at 81-69 on two free throws by Izevbehai and one by Kayvon Roberts, and went on to a big 81-71 victory. Izevbehai, who transferred to NYIT this season and is a junior, came off the bench to score 24 points and pull down 9 rebounds, and Roberts also had a big night, adding 22 points and 11 rebounds.
Molly Takes Opener
Post University scored 5 straight points to take a 64-61 lead with 2:28 to go in a back and forth contest, but Hicksville’s John Petrucelli answered with 6 straight points to lead Molloy to a 67-64 home victory in the opener for both teams. Petrucelli’s outburst capped off a big night for the junior, who finished with a game high 24 points on 9-for-18 shooting from the field and also had a game high 6 steals. Jimmy Nolan added 17 points and 7 rebounds, while Matt McLeod from Harborfields and Rich Zoller from Chaminade each had 9 points, and BBP's Miles Prendergast 6 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Port Jefferson’s Zach Krischer finished with a team-high 20 points for Post.
SJB's Khaleev Ginyard had 7 points and 4 steals and SJB's Jonathan Brown 6 points and 5 rebounds in Dominican's loss to Merrimack..... Uniondale's Justin Brown had 12 points in a St. Thomas Aquinas loss to U. Puerto Rico/Rio Piedras.....
Dowling Falls To AIC
American International took the lead for good with a 7-0 run that put them up 16-10 seven minutes into the game and went on to a 76-59 victory over visiting Dowling in the non-conference opener for both teams. AIC led 37-29 at the break and opened the second half with a 10-1 run for a 17-point advantage. Dowling managed to pull back within ten, trailing 64-54 with 3:58 remaining, but AIC scored 8 of the next 9 points to extend their lead back to 17 and put the game away. Deer Park’s Josh Malone had 13 points and 9 rebounds to lead the Golden Lions.
LIU/Post Falls In Opener
Franklin Pierce closed out the first half with a 13-3 run to take a 37-34 lead at intermission, and then held on for an 81-70 victory over LIU/CW Post in the season opener for both teams. The Pioneers kept the game close during the second half, pulling within 1 with 8:26 to play, but Pierce never gave up the lead and stretched it to 10 with 3:12 left and the Pioneers could pull no closer. Post was led by 19 points from both Tobin Carberry and Vaughn Allen, Tyuan Williams had 14 points and a game high 16 rebounds, and Floral Park’s Billy Butler added 7 points, 4 assists, and 4 rebounds.
Hicksville’s John Petrucelli led Molly in scoring, rebounds, assists, and steals as a sophomore..... Longwood’s Tajric Boggs led Felician in assists, steals, and blocks and was fourth in scoring as a sophomore..... Longwood's Pat Piasecki had 6 rebounds and 4 points and Hampton Bays' Luke Mercurio 3 points and 2 rebounds in a Queens College exhibition loss to Hofstra.