The three game losing streak is over for Goldey-Beacom as the team finally has a win under their belt as they beat Bridgeport 104-87 at home on Saturday.
Senior guard Corey Taite led the team in points in the win with 23. Five other Lightning players hit double digits in the win and they were freshman guard Giovanni Jones (19), sophomore guard Kyle Elliot (13), sophomore guard Marcellus Livingston (13), senior guard Troy Stancil (12) and senior guardTroy Stancil (11).
The biggest factor in the game was three point shooting where the Lightning was hot and Bridgeport was not. Goldey-Beacom hit 13 for 25 three point shots in the game and shot 7 for 11 three pointers in the first half alone. Bridgeport was cold from behind the arc going seven for 21 in the game.
Lighting Takes the lead but Bridgeport hangs around in First Half:
The game started with Bridgeport’s Eric Rankin scoring the first points of the night with a lay-up that gave his team a 2-0 early lead.
Goldey-Beacom responded to the score with a 8-0 run which Taite, Elliot and sophomore forward Tevin Service contributed. Taite and Elliot had back to back three pointers and Service scored with a lay up assisted by Taite.
The 8-2 lead did not last long for the Lighting as Bridgeport would close the gap to three with Vakas Iqbal scoring and hitting a successful free throw to make the score 8-5 with 17:35 left in the first half.
Goldey-Beacom held the slight lead in the first half for next four minutes until Bridgeport tied the game at 17 with a Eric Rankin lay up with 12:23 left in the first half.
The tie did not last long as Goldey’s Livingston hit two back to back shots to put his team up 21-17 with 11:01 left.
As in the early part of the game Bridgeport was never far away from the lead but with 3:58 left in the first half, Goldey-Beacom put a double digit cushion into their lead with the score being 41-31 after Johnson hit a three pointer.
Lighting’s largest lead of the first half was eleven which they hit twice, first when Stancil hit a three pointer to put Goldey up 44-33 with 3:33 to go in the half. The second time the lead was at eleven for Goldey-Beacom was from Elliot’s lay up that put the score at 48-37 with 2:01 left in that half.
Then with less than a minute left, Bridgeport went on a 7-0 run to cut the lead to four with a 48-44 score at the end of the first half.
First Half Stats:
Goldey’s Giovanni Jones led all players in the first half with 12 points.
Bridgeport’s D’Vonne Trumbo led his team in scoring with nine points.
The Lighting had a 54.5 % field goal percentage and Bridgeport had a 38.7 % in the first half.
Goldey-Beacom shot 7 for 11 behind the arc and Bridgeport shot 4 for 9 in the first half.
Bridgeport went to the free throw line more often in the first half then Goldey as the visiting team hit 16 for 19 shots at the line. Goldey hit 5 for 10 shots at the free throw line.
Goldey Beacom Pulls Away
As the second half started, the Lighting’s lead was cut down to one and eventually they lost the lead when Bakary Camara scored a lay up to give Bridgeport a 51-50 lead with 18:32 left in the second half.
In the next minute the two teams would trade the lead back and forth, until Goldey-Beacom’s Stancil hit a three pointer around the 18 minute mark to give his team a 53-50 lead. Stancil then would hit another three pointer to help increase Goldey’s lead to 56- 50 with 17:48 left.
In the next four minutes the Lighting would keep a slight lead while Bridgeport would keep digging away at their lead.
At the 12:57 mark, Bridgeport would get the lead down to one which was thanks to a D’Vonne Trumbo lay up.
Goldey-Beacom was tired of messing around with Bridgeport and went on a 18-8 run which put the score at 86-73 with 8:03 left in the game.
After that, the game was never in doubt for Goldey-Beacom who kept up the hot shooting pushing the lead to 19 with a score of 104-85 with 46 seconds left in the game.
Bridgeport would add two more points but the Lighting had nothing to worry about as the buzzer sounded to end the game and they would win 104-87.
Goldey-Beacom’s looks to build off this win as they travel to District of Columbia on Tuesday, November 20th at 7pm ET.
FG%: GBC 54.0 % & BP 41.8 %
3P%: GBC 52.0 % & BP 33.3 %
FT%: GBC 65.7 % & BP 75.0 %
Rebs: GBC 43 &BP 35
Ast: GBC 22& BP 12
Stl: GBC 10& BP 10
TO: GBC 22& BP 20
Blks: GBC 1 & BP 5