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January 29th, 2014

Hot Shooting Leads Men’s Basketball to 88-58 Rout of Yeshiva

MSMC F Joe Henain drives to the basket as the Knights defeated Yeshiva University. Hudson Valley Press/CHUCK STEWART, JR.
NEWBURGH – The Mount Saint Mary College men’s basketball team shot 60 percent from the field en route to a 88-58 Skyline Conference victory over Yeshiva University Thursday at the Kaplan Center.

Senior Chris Pisciotta led the way, shooting 7-of-8 from the field for 20 points on the evening. He added six boards and four assists to his effort. Senior Joe Stabach made 7-of-12 shots for 16 points, and senior Donte Howell banked 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting, dishing out eight assists as well.

The Knights opened on an 11-2 run to take a lead they would not forfeit for the entire game. They built their lead to 19 late in the first frame, but a buzzer-beating three from Yeshiva’s Eytan Potash sent the Knights into the locker room with a 41-25 lead.

The Maccabees caught fire out of the break, pressuring the Knights on every possession and seemingly making every shot they attempted in the early minutes of the second half. An 11-0 run capped off by a Pisciotta three-point play put the Knights up 26, giving the Knights the momentum and advantage they needed to ice the game.

The Knight’s 60-percent shooting effort included 50 percent success rate from beyond the arc. The Mount dominated the paint with a 42-26 scoring  edge.

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