Saturday, December 29, 2007

Mount falls in Great Northwest

Truly no one expected the Mount to have much of a chance at Oregon, so the fact that the Mounties dropped an 81-73 verdict to the Ducks comes as no surprise.

But the Mount was in this one almost the whole way and if it wouldn't have been for a stretch in the middle of the second half, where the Mounties went cold, they might have had a chance to pull this one out down the stretch.

Mount St. Mary's led 52-50 with around 14 minutes remaining and trailed only 54-52 with just ten minutes left. The shooting of Chris Vann and Will Holland had kept the Mount in it. Holland led the Mounties with 22, while Vann chipped in with 20. Jeremy Goode was held to 7, but did a great job distributing the ball with 11 assists, a career high.

The loss evens the Mount's record at 6-6 as they head into the bulk of the NEC season from this point on.

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