ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount University men's basketball team returned to action on Sunday afternoon, falling to No. 15 Johns Hopkins University at the Converse Family Fieldhouse, 57-41.
The Saints jumped out to an early lead, after falling behind on the first possession 2-0. Freshman Roey Stern scored a layup, before junior Josh Giardina tallied another layup to grab a 4-2 advantage.
Stern kept the offense going with another layup, and junior Ryan Albert knocked down another close-range shot, as the teams were tied, 9-9, with 9:16 to play in the half.
However, the Blue Jays pulled away with a 14-2 run to close out the half, taking a 23-11 lead into the break.
The Saints found success from behind the three-point arc to start the second half, as junior Taiga Walker drained a long-range shot for the team's first points of the period.
Johns Hopkins pushed their lead to 36-19, but a 9-2 run for the Saints allowed Marymount to cut the lead down to 10.
Junior LaDarius McCord scored on a layup and knocked down a three to spark the spurt, before Etienne added two free throws and a layup to keep the momentum going.
However, the Blue Jays answered, as that would be the closest the Saints would be able to get the rest of the way.
Etienne led the way for the Saints in the game with 10 points and six steals, marking the second-highest total of his career. He also led the way with nine rebounds, tying a career high, and two assists.
Marymount will hit the road for its next contest, traveling to St. Mary's College of Maryland on Wednesday, November 28th, for a match up between former Capital Athletic Conference rivals. The opening tip is set for 7 p.m.