Junior Ryan Logan posted his 18th career double-double with game-high totals of 25 points and 17 rebounds. (PHOTO BY Lewis Glass/SportsPix)
Logan posts second straight double-double as Skyhawks win third straight
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (January 20, 2016) – Stonehill College, ranked fourth in this week's D2SIDA East Regional poll, broke the game open in the second half to claim a 77-60 victory over Adelphi University, ranked seventh in the region, in Northeast-10 Conference men's basketball action at the Center for Recreation and Sport tonight.
Junior Ryan Logan (Fredericktown, Ohio/Fredericktown) posted his second straight double-double and eighth of the year (18th career) with a game-high 25 points (14 second half) and 17 rebounds with two assists as he made 9-of-17 shots from the field and converted 6-of-9 free-throws for the night. Senior Pierce Cumpstone (Bainbridge Township, Ohio/Kenston) nearly joined Logan with a double-double, scoring 18 of his 20 points in the second half to go with nine rebounds as he made 7-of-10 shots from the floor and 6-of-7 free-throws.
Senior Daniel Brix (Monroe Township, New Jersey/Saint Joseph) added 14 points, aided by 8-of-8 shooting at the free-throw line, with three rebounds and three assists, while classmate Carter Smith (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) chipped in seven points, six assists and three rebounds.
Sophomore Michael Coffey (Monroe, New York/John S. Burke) and freshman Tavon Ginyard (Brentwood, New York/Brentwood) paced a balanced effort for Adelphi with 14 points each. Coffey made 5-of-14 shots from the field and added a team-high seven rebounds with two assists, while Ginyard converted all six free-throw attempts while shooting 4-for-11 from the floor off the bench with three boards. Sophomore Manny Suarez (Cliffside Park, New Jersey/Marist) added 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting with five rebounds, while senior Anthony Libroia (Bayside, New York/Holy Cross) chipped in ten points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Senior Pierce Cumpstone scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half to steer the Skyhawks second half surge. (PHOTO BY Lewis Glass/SportsPix)
Stonehill connected at 49-percent from the field (25-for-51) for the night, including 51.9% (14-27) in the second half to break open a one point halftime edge (31-30). The Skyhawks made just 4-of-22 three-pointers (18.2%), but were 23-for-29 (79.3%) from the free-throw line and posted a 40-29 rebounding advantage. Both teams turned the ball over only 12 times, but Stonehill held an 18-11 edge in points off. Adelphi was limited to 36.2% (21-58) shooting from the floor, including 3-for-14 (12.5%) from beyond the arc.
Stonehill trailed by seven twice in the first half, the latter occasion (22-15) after a layup from Suarez with 7:38 remaining in the stanza. Logan converted a three-point play and Smith added a jumper to pull the Skyhawks within two (22-20) a minute later. The teams traded baskets until Stonehill scored seven of the last nine points of the half to take the lead into the intermission (31-30) after a layup from senior Adam Bramanti (Middleton, Massachusetts/Masconomet Regional).
Stonehill took control in the second half from the outset, scoring the first seven points of the frame to open an eight point lead (38-30) after a Bramanti triple 1:36 in. Adelphi initially answered with a layup from Libroia and three-pointer by Suarez to cut the gap to three (38-35) a minute later, but the Skyhawks surge continued with nine straight points that extended the run to 16-5 to open a 12 point lead (47-35) after a Logan three with 14-minutes to go.
Smith pushed the lead to 13 (52-39) on a three-pointer midway through the half and then Adelphi crept back within eight (54-46) after a Libroia layup with 7:26 to play. Stonehill held firm and stretched its lead to a 14 (63-49) following a Cumpstone layup with 5:38 to go. The Skyhawks lead wouldn't dip below double figures again and they extended the lead to a game-high 19 (77-58) in the final minute when Cumpstone converted a three-point play.
Stonehill (14-4, 9-3 NE-10) returns to action on Saturday when it hosts American International College, the defending NE-10 tournament champions, for a league matchup for the Skyhawks Purple & White Game as part of Alumni Weekend at the College at 3:30 p.m. Adelphi (15-4, 7-4 NE-10) visits Merrimack College on Saturday at 3 p.m.