The Goldey-Beacom College men’s basketball team ended a five-game losing streak on Tuesday when the team defeated the Adelphi University Panthers 83-75. The win marks the first one of the season for the Lightning.
The leading scorer for Goldey-Beacom was junior guard Kyle Elliot who scored a career-high 32 points in the win. Elliot also did not miss any shots in the game as he went 13-13 in field goals, 3-3 from the three-point line and 3-3 from the free-throw line.
Three other Lightning players scored in double digits which they were freshman guard Nazim Derry (20), freshman forward Jesiah West (12) and junior guard Marcellus Livingston (10).
Goldey-Beacom had the advantage in multiple categories in the game which included points in the pain (34-22), points off turnovers (23-17), second points ( 10-9),fast-break points (14-3), bench points (34-18), rebounds (35-31), turnovers (16-19), blocks (4-2) and steals (11-3).
Goldey-Beacom also had the advantage of shooting as well, as the team shot 50.8 %(30-59) and Adelphi shot 45.8 % (27-59).
Both Teams Battle for a Tie At The Half
The leading scorer for the Lightning in the first half was Kyle Elliot who scored 13 points. As a team, Goldey-Beacom shot 51.7 % (15-29) in the first half and they also shot 38.5 % (5-13) from the three-point line.
The Panthers shot 48.1 % (13-27) in the first half and they also shot 42.9 % (6-13) from the three-point line.
The Lightning started the game hitting three shots in a row from downtown which two came from Nazim Derry and the other one was from Marcellus Livingston. The trio of three-pointers gave Goldey-Beacom a 9-5 lead with 14:25 left in the first half.
The first half was a slugfest between the two teams because the lead bounced around from the two teams regularly in the next nine minutes of play.
At the 4:03 minute mark, the Lightning would go on a 7-2 run to take a 33-29 lead with 3:19 left in the half.
Adelphi would answer back with a 6-2 run of their own which tied the score at 35 going into halftime.
First Half Stats
Goldey-Beacom shot 51.7 % (15-29) in the first half and Adelphi shot 48.1 % (13-27).
The Lightning shot 38.5 % (5-13) at the three-point line and the Panthers shot 42.9 % (6-13).
The leading scorer for Goldey-Beacom in the first half was Kyle Elliot with 13 points.
The leading scorer for Adelphi in the first half was Ronnie Silva with nine points.
Elliot & Derry Combine For 33 Points To Push Lightning To Victory
The leading scorer for the Lightning in the second half was once again Kyle Elliot with 19 points. Nazim Derry was right behind Elliot with scoring 14 points in the second half.
As a team, Goldey-Beacom shot 50.0 % ( 15-30) in the second half and they also went to the free-throw line more, as the Lightning shot 88.2 % (15-17) from the free-throw line.
Adelphi shooting percentage decreased in the second half as the team shot 43.8 % (14-32) and they also went 75.0 % (6-8) at the free-throw line.
Starting at the 18:23 minute mark, the Lightning went on a 14-7 run which gave the team a little cushion in their 54-47 lead with 12:12 left in the game. The run was led by Kyle Elliot who scored 11 of the 14 points.
Goldey-Beacom went on another run at the 7:19 minute mark which this time it was a 13-8 run. The 13-8 run pushed the Lightning’s lead to 78-66 with 3:32 left in the game.
The Panthers would outscore the Lightning 9-5 for the rest of the game but it would not matter as Goldey-Beacom would take home a 83-75 win.
Goldey-Beacom goes on the road to take on New York Tech on December 1st at 4 PM.
FG%: GBC 50.8 % % & AU45.8 %
3P%: GBC 34.8 % &AU35.3 %
FT%: GBC 71.4 %%&AU81.8 %
Ast: GBC 13&AU16
Stl: GBC 11&AU3
TO: GBC 16&AU19
Blks: GBC 4&AU2