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Saints drop Atlantic East contest to Wolverines

Saints drop Atlantic East contest to Wolverines

DOVER, Del. – The Marymount University men's basketball team took on Wesley College on Saturday afternoon, falling in Atlantic East Conference action, 77-62.

The teams traded baskets through a close opening minutes of the first half. The Saints took their first lead on a jumper by junior Taiga Walker, before grabbing a 9-8 lead on a three-pointer from junior Ryan Albert at the 14:33 mark.

The Wolverines responded with a 24-5 run over the next several minutes to build up their lead in the first half, before holding a 41-25 lead at halftime.

At the break, Albert led the way with seven points for the Saints, while junior LaDarius McCord pulled down six rebounds.

McCord registered seven-straight points, beginning with a long-range make, to help the Saints begin to chip away at their deficit to start second half, as they opened the half with a 16-7 run.

Junior Ibrahim Kamara and Walker each converted twice from the foul line to get the team back to within seven, 48-41, with 12:21 to play.

However, the Wolverines were able to keep their lead the rest of they way to pull away for the win.

Sophomore Steve Etienne led the team with 15 points in the game, including hitting 11-of-12 shots from the charity stripe, while freshman Xavier Reaves added 13 and a career-high five steals.

The Saints will continue on the road in their next contest, taking on Cabrini University in Atlantic East play on Wednesday, January 23. The game is set for 8 p.m.