St. Joseph's (L.I.) (4-4) 79, McDaniel (4-6) 59
What: Non-Conference men's basketball game
When: Sunday, Dec. 29
Where: The Bronx, N.Y.
THE SKINNY STORY
St. Joseph's (L.I.) opened up a 22-point lead at halftime en route to a 79-59 win over McDaniel in the consolation game of the CUNY Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament hosted by Lehman.
• Mike Wallace (Wilmington, Del./Salesianum) led the Green Terror with 14 points.
• Josh Sproul (Princess Anne, Md./Washington Academy) added 13 points.
• Caleb Johnson (Triangle, Va./Gar-Field) chipped in 11 points.
FOR THE FOES
• Frank Basile led the Golden Eagles with 31 points and 12 rebounds. All 12 of his boards came on the defensive end. He shot 13 of 18 from the floor, including hitting four of his six 3-point attempts.
• Doug Niblock added 17 points and five assists.
THE REST OF THE STORY
• Greg Scarborough (Halethorpe, Md./Lansdowne) and Doug Niblock traded layups in the early going but Niblock converted the free throw for a three-point play with 17:57 on the clock and St. Joseph's never trailed. Two Frank Basile triples stretched the lead to 9-4 before Scarborough and Cristian Pace traded baskets. Five straight points from Josh Sproul tied the game at 11-all with 14:35 to play. However, another Niblock bucket sparked a 10-0 run to give the Golden Eagles a 21-11 advantage just four minutes later. Che Colbert (Glen Burnie, Md./Broadneck) momentarily halted the run but another nine straight St. Joseph's points stretched the lead to 32-13 with 7:02 showing. The first-half advantage swelled as large at 24 before settling at 48-26 at intermission.
• The Golden Eagle lead never dipped under 20 in the second half and grew as large as 28.
THE INSIDE STORY
• Mike Wallace earned a spot on the all-tournament team for his performance over the weekend. He netted 26 points for the Green Terror. On Sunday, he added three assists and three steals to his 14 points.
• Josh Sproul had his first double-digit scoring performance in four outings and his seventh of the season.
McDaniel returns to action at home against Gettysburg on Saturday. Game time is 3 p.m.