Dec. 11, 2008

Courtesy of Mercy College

DOBBS FERRY, NY -  The Mercy College men's basketball team fell by a score of 105-43 to visiting C.W. Post, ranked No. 9 in the nation, on Wednesday.

Mercy College (0-6, 0-3 ECC) was led by junior David Brown's (Ardsley, NY) 10 points and sophomore Jimmy Gunville (Raynham, MA) added nine points. Sophomore Kortney Parker (Mount Vernon, NY) chipped in eight points and grabbed five rebounds

The Mavericks got off to a quick start, jumping out to an early 10-4 lead on the heels of a pair of three-pointers by Gunville and a layup from senior Justin McMullen (Brooklyn, NY).

After C.W. Post (5-0, 3-0 ECC) scored five straight points to pull within one, Mercy went on an 11-3 run, getting five points from senior Michael Marin (Flushing, NY) and four from Brown to build its largest lead at 21-12 with 11:15 left in the first half.

With Mercy ahead 23-15, the Pioneers took a timeout and then exploded for a 32-6 run to close out the first frame with a 47-29 advantage. They hit six three-pointers during the stretch, getting three from Gilbert Montalvo, a pair from Kenny Burkes and one by Nicholas Carter.

C.W. Post kept the pressure on out of the break and stretched the lead to 29 at 60-31 on a Lyndon Daniel layup.

The Mavericks cut the gap to 60-35 with 14:23 to go on back-to-back layups from Parker and Brown, but the Pioneers were too much to handle as they pulled away and closed it out.

C.W. Post hit 57 percent from the field, including 62 percent in the second half, and connected on 14-of-29 three-point attempts for the game.  The Pioneers had seven players score in double-digits, led by Kevin Spann's game-high 21 points. Daniel registered a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 18 rebounds.

The Mavericks shot 48 percent from the field in the first half, but were held to just 5-of-28 in the final 20 minutes. Brown finished 5-for-10 from the floor and also grabbed seven boards.

Mercy College will be back in action on Saturday, December 13, when it hosts Southern New Hampshire in a non-conference game at 2:00 p.m.