Monday, December 13, 2010

Seibert's Career Night No Match for Goldey-Beacom

Wilmington, Del. - Junior Mike Seibert (Columbia/Columbia) scored a career-high 28 points, but Goldey-Beacom received 29 from Terrence Parks and used an early second half run to send Millersville to a 80-70 road defeat Monday evening.

Millersville (3-3) certainly wanted to head into "finals week" with win but now must wait until Dec. 30 at Ashland to erase the memory of the loss. The Marauders shot a season-high 42.6 percent from the field, and Seibert made all five of the team's 3-pointers. The Lightning (4-5), however, won its third-straight game by scoring the most points of any Millersville opponent this year.

Seibert started quickly, hitting a three on Millersville's first possession, and the Marauders led for the first eight minutes of the game. But the Lightning stormed from behind and took a 14-11 lead at the 11:33 mark on a Park's 3-pointer.

That would be the last Millersville would see of the lead. The Marauders trailed by only six at halftime, but Goldey-Beacom scored the first six points of the second period and built an 11-point advantage in a mere 1:45. The lead was extended to as many as 20 with 11:50 left before the Marauders started chipping away.

Freshman Jaymes Miller (Houston, Texas/Abington (Pa.)) scored eight of his 12 points in a six-minute stretch, and Seibert cashed in a pair of triples to erase Goldey-Beacom's lead down to six points with 5:29 left. Jon Crawford halted Millersville's 13-2 run with a pair of free throws, and after Seibert answered with two of his own, Azeez Ellegood hit a dagger of a 3-pointer with 3:09 on the clock that effectively ended Millersville's comeback bid.

Millersville was denied its first three-game winning streak since the start of the 2009 season. While Seibert was red-hot, freshman star Mike Holley was ice-cold. The two-time PSAC East Freshman of the Week and team's leading scorer shot 1-of-16 from the field and managed just four points. Bernard Brown provided 11 points, seven rebounds and two blocks for the Marauders.

On Dec. 30 Millersville travels to Ashland for the first time ever. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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