Sunday, December 12, 2010
Goldey-Beacom Men’s Basketball Blows By Second Straight Division Foe
The Lightning, who were coming off a 29-point victory over crosstown rival Wilmington on Tues., improved to 3-5 overall and 2-1 in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference play. In their three victories this season, the Lightning have won by an average margin of 20.7 points. The Grififins fell to 2-7 and 0-2 in league play.
Crawford shot 7-for-7 from the field (4-for-4 from three-point range) and 2-for-2 from the free-throw line as he topped his career-high 18 point performance on Tues. night with a 20-point effort today. He also grabbed four rebounds, two steals and dished out one assist.
Parkes recorded his third double-double of the season, scoring 20 points and grabbing a season-high 16 rebounds. He also contributed five assists.
Graduate student forward Rich Flemming posted his first double-figure scoring game of his young career with the Lightning. He scored a season-high 14 points and pulled down six rebounds. Also, senior point guard Azeez Ellegood did a commendable job running the offense as he scored nine points and distributed seven assists to just one turnover.
The Griffins had 11 players in the scoring column but only one, Jakeem Bogans, scored in double-figures. Bogans shot 5-of-9 from the field for 11 points off the bench and also pitched in three assists in 21 minutes of action. Dan Comas dropped in eight points and led CHC with 11 rebounds.
Chestnut Hill controlled the action for nearly the first eight minutes of play, taking six-point leads on two separate occasions, including a 17-11 advantage near the 13-minute mark.
But two Parkes three-point field goals (both assisted by Ellegood) in a span of 23 seconds tied the score at 17 apiece, and the Lightning would never trail again. GBC would score 18 of the final 27 points of the half and take their biggest lead of the half, 37-28 into the intermission.
After a quiet first half during which his only points came on two free-throws, Crawford took the game over in the second half, making all seven of his shots from the field (including four three-pointers) to add 18 points to his game total for a career-high of 20.
Flemming came alive in the second half as well, scoring 10 of his 14 in the final frame, most of which came on 6-of-8 shooting from the foul line.
The Griffins scored the first points of the second stanza when Mark DiRugeris (four points, four rebounds, three assists) fed Trenton Davidheiser (eight points, four rebounds) in the post for a layup. Davidheiser had had early success in the first half and led the Griffins with six first-half points.
Crawford connected on a three-point basket off a feed from Parkes for the Lightning’s first points of the final frame and that started an 18-6 Goldey-Beacom run over the next 3:46 that led to a 55-36 lead.
The lead swelled to as many as 29 (84-55) after senior guard Preston Russell was good on a baseline jump-shot for his first points of the season.
Chestnut Hill cut the deficit to 20 with a 9-0 run to end the game as the Lightning dominated a CACC South Division foe for a second straight game, beating Chestnut Hill, 84-64.