Lightning Outscores New York Tech By 25 In Second Half To Take A 72-54 Win

The  Goldey Beacom College men’s basketball team have now won two straight games after defeating New York Institute of Technology Bears 72-54 on Sunday at Recreation Hall.

The leading scorers of the game for Goldey-Beacom were junior guard Kyle Elliot and junior forward Tevin Service who each scored 12 points.

One other Lightning player scored in double-digits which was junior guard Tyler Jones who had 10 points.

Goldey-Beacom had the advantage in multiple categories in the game which included points in the paint (50-28), points off turnovers (26-4), fast-break points (15-4), assists  (11-9), turnovers (14-18), blocks (3-1) and steals (11-9).

The Lightning also had the advantage of shooting as well, as the team shot 49.2 %(31-63) and New York shot 32.3 % (20-62). Goldey-Beacom also bested the Bears in three-point shooting as the Lightning shot 23.8 % (5-21) and New York shot 18.8 % (3-16).

Goldey-Beacom also held the advantage at the free-throw line as well, as the team shot 55.6 % (5-6) and the Bears shot 52.4 % (11-21).

Bears Hold Seven-Point Lead At The Half

In the first half, Goldey-Beacom shot 32.26 % (10-26) and the team also shot 7.14 % (1-14) at the three-point line.

New York shot 28.95 % (11-38) in the first half and the team also shot 45.45 % (5-11) at the free-throw line.

The game started with the Bears going on a 6-2 run but their lead would not last too long as Goldey-Beacom followed it up with a 7-2 run of their own to take a 9-8 lead with 10:21 left in the first half.

In the next four minutes of the game, the lead bounced around five times from the two teams and it was a tie game twice in those minutes. At the 6:01 minute mark, the Lightning held a one-point lead with the score being 16-15.

At the 5:04 minute mark, the Bears went on a 14-6 run which gave the team a 29-22 lead going into the half.

First Half Stats

Goldey-Beacom shot 32.26 % (10-26) in the first half and New York shot 28.95 % (11-38).

The Lightning shot 7.14 % (1-14) at the three-point line and the Bears shot 25.00 % (2-8).

Lightning Pour On The Points In Second Half To Get A 18 Point Win

In the second half, Goldey-Beacom greatly improved their shooting, as the team shot 65.63 % (21-32). The Lightning also shot 57.14 % (4-7) from the three-point line in the second half.

New York also improved their shooting in the second half as the team shot 37.50 % (9-24) and they also shot 60.00 % (6-10) from the free-throw line.

The second half started with the Lightning going on an 11-2 run which gave the team a 33-31 lead with 17:16 left in the half. Tevin Service led the charge on that run as he scored five of the 11 points.

At the 15:02 minute mark, Goldey-Beacom started a 12-0 run which expanded their lead to 48-35 with 11:05 left in the game. Freshman forward Jesiah West was the leading man on the run with scoring eight of the 12 points.

Around the 3:10 minute mark, Lightning would go on an 11-5 run to seal a 72-54 win when the final buzzer sounded.

The Lightning travel back home to the Joseph West Jones Center to take on the District of Columbia on December 4th at 7 PM ET.

Team Stats:
FG%: GBC 49.2 % % & NYIT32.3 %
3P%: GBC23.8 % &NYIT 18.8 %
FT%: GBC 55.6 %%&NYIT52.4 %
Rebs: GBC37&NYIT46
Ast: GBC 11&NYIT9
Stl: GBC 11&NYIT9
Blks: GBC 3&NYIT1



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