Photo: Goldey-Beacom College
The Goldey-Beacom men’s basketball team defeated the Chestnut Hill College Griffins 110-101 on Tuesday at the Joseph West Jones Center.
The leading scorer of the game for Goldey-Beacom was junior guard Marcellus Livingston who had 34 points. Livingston’s 34 points is a career-best for the junior Goldey-Beacom guard.
Three other Lightning players scored in double-digits which were junior guard Tyler Jones (24), junior guard Kyle Elliot (15) and sophomore forward Juran Ligonde (15).
Goldey-Beacom had the advantage in multiple categories in the game which included points in the paint (46-44), points off turnovers (19-14), second-chance points (17-10), fast-break points (14-6), rebounds (39-28) and steals (8-4).
The Lightning held an advantage at the three-point line as well, as the team shot 52.2 %(12-23) and Chestnut Hill College shot 42.9 % (9-21).
Goldey-Beacom also bested the Griffins at the free-throw line, as the Lightning shot 80.0 %(20-25) and Chestnut Hill College shot 69.0 % (20-29).
Livingston, Jones & Elliot Hit Double Digits In the First Half To Help Lightning Hold Half Lead
The leading scorer for the Lightning in the first half was Marcellus Livingston who had 18 points. Two of Livingston’s teammates were right behind him in scoring as Tyler Jones had 11 and Kyle Elliot had 10.
Goldey-Beacom shot 51.4 % (19-37) in the first half and the team also shot 83.3 % (10-12) at the free-throw line.
Chestnut Hill had a really good vision to the bucket in the first half, as the team shot 60.0 % (18-30). The Griffins also shot 77.8 % (7-9) at the free-throw line in the first half.
The game started with the Lightning striking first with a quick 5-2 lead but it did not last long as Chestnut Hill would make back to back shots to get a 6-5 lead with 17:17 left in half.
Starting at the 16:29 minute mark, Goldey would start a 13-2 run which gave the team a 20-10 lead with 14:44 left in the first half. Livingston led the Lightning on that run with scoring six of the 13 points.
Goldey-Beacom would outscore the Griffins 15-10 which began at the 11:56 minute mark, it would push the Lightning’s lead to 39-29 with 8:02 left in the half.
At the 05:49 minute mark, the Lightning would start using the free throw line to get free points, as the team made seven free throws down the stretch to end the half with a 54-46 lead.
Livingston & Jones Carry Goldey-Beacom To A Nine-Point Win
The leading scorer for the Lightning in the second half was Marcellus Livingston who had 16 points. Livingston’s teammate Tyler Jones was right behind him in scoring 13 points in the second half.
Goldey-Beacom’s shooting improved in the second half, as the team shot 55.6 % (20-36). The Lightning also shot 76.9 % (10-13) at the free-throw line in the second half.
Chestnut Hill would stay steady in their shooting, as the team shot 60.0 % (18-30). The Griffins also shot 65.0 % (13-20) at the free-throw line in the second half.
Goldey would open up the second half by outscoring Chestnut Hill 20-10 which would extend the Lightning’s lead to 75-59 with 14:40 left in the half.
A couple of minutes later, the Griffins would answer back with a 25-15 run of their own, which cut Goldey-Beacom’s lead to five (90-85) with 6:38 left in the game.
The Griffins had the momentum with their lastest run but Goldey needed to put a halt on their comeback which the team did just that when they went on a crucial late-game run. The Lightning went on a 14-9 run which started around the 6:17 minute mark and it would push the team’s lead to 104-94 with 2:03 left in the game.
Tyler Jones was the leading man of the 14-9 run with scoring eight of the 14 points.
Goldey made three shots from the perimeter on that run which two came from Jones and one came from Livingston.
Starting at the 2:54 minute mark, Chestnut Hill would outscore the Lightning 9-8 for the rest of the half but it would not matter as Goldey still took home a 110-101 home win.
The Lightning stays at home to take on Georgian Court University on February 22nd at 3 PM.
FG%: GBC53.4 % % & CH60.0 %
3P%: GBC52.2 % &CH 42.9 %
FT%: GBC 80.0 %%&CH69.0 %
Ast: GBC 16&CH17
Stl: GBC 8&CH4
TO: GBC11 &CH11
Blks: GBC 2&CH4