PHILADELPHIA, PA - On Saturday, despite senior Tyree White's fourth double-double of the season, the Queens College men's basketball were unable to overcome the Tigers of Holy Family, suffering a 87-77 defeat in non-conference action from the Campus Center Gym. With the loss, the Knights moved to 2-2 on the young season, while the Tigers picked up their first win of the season, improving to 1-3.
The Knights jumped out to a 4-0 start in the first half on buckets by seniors Diego Maldonado and Malcolm Moore. The opening 10 minutes were a back and forth struggle between both teams with neither team able to pull away. A three-pointer from junior Tyrone Hall brought the Knights within one (23-22). The Tigers went on a 10-0 run in a span of 2:11 to take a 32-22 lead with 7:12 left in the first half. QC produced a 17-4 run of its own to take a 39-36 lead at half.
QC continued to push in the second half as they looked to pull away. The Knights took their biggest lead of the game (52-43) following a Maldonado three-pointer with 15:46 left. Holy Family's Dyllon Hudson-Emory took the game into his hand as the Tigers went on a 9-0 run to cut the lead to one (53-52). After freshman Issac Grant connected on a pair of free throws to stop the bleeding to take a 55-52 lead with 13:07 left in the game. The next five minutes saw a tug of war as both teams exchanged points before Hudson-Emory put the Tigers up 66-64 for good with 7:18 left.
The Knights shot 40.6% (28-69 FG) from the field on the day, while the Tigers shot 50.0% (34-68). White registered his fourth double-double of the season with 14 points and a career-high 19 rebounds. Grant continued his stellar run posting his second 20 plus game of the season, scoring a team-high 20 points (8-13 FG), to go along with six rebounds. For the Tigers, Hudson-Emory posted a game-high 33 points (13-23 FG) and eight rebounds, with 19 points coming in the second half. While Randy Bell posted 15 points (6-16 FG) and seven assists for the Tigers. The Knights committed a season-high 27 turnovers, which the Tigers turned into 30 points.
UP NEXT: The Knights continue their three-game road trip as they travel to Southern Chester County, PA on Tuesday, Nov 22 as they face the Lions of Lincoln University (0-4) in non-conference action with tip-off slated for 8:00 pm.
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January 25, 2017 Huge Second Half Powers Queens Over Mavericks
January 21, 2017 Extraordinary End to Knights Emotional Win Over NYIT
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January 7, 2017 Knights Are Outmatched on the Road, Fall to STAC
January 4, 2017 Scorching Shooters Lift Men’s Basketball Over Bridgeport
December 30, 2016 Queens Tumbles in Last Game of 2016, Falls to New Haven
December 13, 2016 Hall Leads Knights to Double-Digit Win at Felician
December 10, 2016 Balanced Attack Carries Men’s Basketball Over UDC
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November 22, 2016 Maldonado Scores Career Best 35 Points In QCMBB Overtime Win
November 21, 2016 Queens College Men's Hoops Sweeps ECC Weekly Honors
November 19, 2016 Second Half Surge Pushes Holy Family Over QCMBB
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September 29, 2016 Knights Volunteer To Help Build Local Playground