Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mount Long Island Game Thread

If the Mount is going to get a split in its annual trip to Brooklyn it looks like it is going to have to come Saturday against St Francis. The Mount trails 45-25 at the half against the Blackbirds of Long Island in an NEC contest.

Shawn Atupem leads the team with 12 points at halftime. Lamar Trice has 9 and Tayvon Jackson 4. Those are the only three Mountaineers to score. The Mount shot 5-of-20 from the field in the first half and got 14 of its points from the foul line.

For the second straight game the Mount committed 13 first half turnovers. This time the opposition took full advantage. LIU shot 26 first half foul shots. 26. One more time 26. That is a lot. The Blackbirds made only 15 otherwise this would be bordering on woodshed type beating.

Be interesting to see if the Mount can get some others involved in the second half - and try to creep back into this. But on the road against the team I now consider as the favorite, I just don't see it happening.

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