The Goldey-Beacom College men’s basketball team rebounded from their tough home loss on Saturday with a fire blazing 89-52 victory on Wednesday against the Georgian Court University Lions at the Wellness Center Arena.
The leading scorer of the game for the Lightning was sophomore guard Marcellus Livingston who scored 29 points.
Two other Goldey-Beacom players scored in double-digits and they were senior guard Corey Taite (24) and senior guard Mahir Johnson (17).
Taite went 16 for 16 at the foul line in the game and broke the single season school record with 445 free throws during the win.
Goldey-Beacom had the advantage in multiple categories in the game which included Assists (17-9), Steals ( 10-6), Points in the Paint (28-16), Points off Turnovers (42-7), Second Chance Points ( 12-10) and Bench Points (24-15).
One of the keys to the Lightning’s win was they limited their turnovers and the Lions turned over the ball frequently in the game. Goldey-Beacom won the turnover battle by 10-32. The Lightning scored 42 points off of the Georgian Court’s turnovers.
Goldey-Beacom also had the advantage in shooting as well, with the team shooting 41.8 %(28-67) and with the Lions shooting 34.0 % ( 17-50).The Lightning also bested Georgian Court from the three point line as well with the team shooting 36.7 %(11-30) and the Lions shooting 31.6 %(6-19). Goldey-Beacom also held the advantage at the foul line as well with the team shooting 78.6 % (22-28) and Georgian Court shooting 75.0 % (12-16).
Johnson & Taite Combine For 18 Points As Lightning Take First Half Lead
The leading scorer for the Lightning in the first half was Mahir Johnson who scored 10 points. Johnson’s teammate, Corey Taite was right behind him in scoring eight points in the half.
As a team, Goldey-Beacom shot 38.7 % (12-31) in the first half.
Georgian Court struggled with shooting in the first half as the team shot 27.3% (6-22).
Around the 11:54 minute mark, the Lightning went on a 9-2 run to give them a 14-7 lead with 9:57 left in the first half.
Goldey-Beacom also went on a 16-5 run to end the half to increase their lead to 30-17 heading into halftime.
First Half Stats
Goldey-Beacom shot 38.7 % (12-31) in the first half and Georgian Court shot 27.3% (6-22).
The Lightning shot 25.0 % (3-12) at the free throw line and the Lions shot 28.6 % (2-7).
The leading scorer for Goldey-Beacom in the first half was Mahir Johnson with 10 points.
The leading scorer for the Georgian Court in the first half was Kim Speller with five points.
Livingston & Taite Combine For 42 Points To Seal Goldey-Beacom’s Win
The leading scorer for the Lightning in the second half was Marcellus Livingston who scored 26 points. Livingston’s teammate, Corey Taite was right behind him in scoring 16 points in the half.
Goldey-Beacom improved their shooting in the second half as the team shot 44.4 % (16-36). The Lightning were on fire from the foul line in the second half as the team shot 95.0 % (19-20).
The Lions also improved in their shooting in the second half as the team shot 39.3 % (11-28) and they also shot 90% at the foul line (9-10).
The second half started with Goldey-Beacom going a 21-2 run to increase their lead to 51-19 with 13:39 left in the game. Livingston led the charge on the Lightning’s run with scoring 14 out of the 21 points in the run.
The Lightning went on another run around the 13:15 minute mark, it was a 17-5 run which increased their lead to 68-28 with 10:10 left in the game. Taite hit twelve free throws in the 17-5 run.
The Lions outscored the Lightning 31-21 for the rest of the quarter but it did not matter as Goldey-Beacom would still take home a dominating 89-52 win.
The Lightning host Wilmington University for the final game of the season on March 2nd at 3 PM ET.
FG%: GBC 41.8 % % & GC 34.0 %
3P%: GBC 36.7 % &GC 31.6 %
FT%: GBC 78.6 %%&GC 75.0 %
Rebs: GBC36&GC 40
Ast: GBC 17&GC 9
Stl: GBC 10&GC 6
TO: GBC 10&GC 32
Blks: GBC 1&GC 6