Late Run Lifts Mount St. Mary Past Privateers

THROGGS NECK, NY – After trailing at halftime, the Maritime College men’s basketball team led by a whopping 10 points in the second half against Mount St. Mary on Wednesday night. However, the Knights (4-6, 2-0 Skyline) held the Privateers (3-8, 0-5 Skyline) scoreless in the 4:44 final to earn a 63-56 victory at Riesenberg Gymnasium.

Mount St. Mary scored the first six points of the game, but Maritime quickly rallied to go ahead 11-8. He was tied at 21-21 with 5:16 remaining before halftime when the Knights led an 8-2 series to open a 29-23 advantage. The Privateers responded with layups of mike regan (Dix Hills, NY) and Jaylin Gray (Brooklyn, NY), however, to cut their deficit to two, 29-27, at intermission.

Maritime tied the score early in the second half and eventually built a 46-37 cushion. After Mount St. Mary came back inside the four at 46-42, the Privateers used an 8-2 run to take their biggest lead of the game, 54-44, at 7:00.

The Knights used an 8-0 rally to cut their deficit to two, 54-52, before Robbie Mitchell (Richmond, NY) sank a pair of free throws with 4:44 remaining. Those will be Maritime’s last points, however, as Mount St. Mary ended the competition on an 11-0 surge to claim the win, 63-56.

Gray (Brooklyn, NY) led the Privateers with 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Regan added nine stitches and five planks, while Sean Flynn (Flushing, NY) himself contributed nine points. Maritime shot 31.8% (21 of 66) overall, but was doomed by 8.3% (2 of 24) from three-pointers. The Privateers were 12 for 20 (60%) from the free throw line.

Chris Yearwood had a game-high 20 points for Mount St. Mary, and Jayden Figueroa posted a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Jack Lotito, meanwhile, caught 10 boards to go along with seven assists. The Knights went 21-for-60 (35%) from the field, 9-for-27 (33.3%) from downtown and 12-for-15 (80%) to the charity strip.

On Saturday, Maritime kicks off a two-game road trip with a 1 p.m. visit to Mount St. Vincent (4-7, 2-2 Skyline).