Knights Conclude Non-Conference Play with Home Setback to Lions

Knights Conclude Non-Conference Play with Home Setback to Lions

FLUSHING, N.Y. – The Queens College men's basketball team concluded its non-conference schedule with a 70-48 setback to the Lincoln (Pa.) Lions from Fitzgerald Gym Sunday, as the Knights wrapped up a seven-game home stretch.

Queens finishes 2-5 in non-conference play before heading into East Coast Conference (ECC) action next. Meanwhile, Lincoln improves to 5-2 overall.

Freshman Keenan Gorski was the lone Knight to score in double figures, leading the team with 11 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals. The Knights struggled to hit shots, going 32.8 percent from the field and just 19.2 percent from behind the arc. On the other hand, the Lions shot 49.2 percent overall and 38.5 percent from deep.

Trailing 4-2 in the early stages of the game, Gorski made a jumper to tie the game, and just under a minute later, sophomore Issac Grant put home a layup to give the Knights their first lead. Freshman Tyrese Crosdale then converted a layup to make it an 8-4 advantage. Queens remained in front after senior Simon Green's jump shot fell, giving the Knights a 12-9 lead with 11:21 remaining in the half.

After that, Queens went scoreless for the next 8:40, as Lincoln went on a 20-2 run to take a commanding 29-14 lead with 2:56 left until halftime. Sophomore Wayne Li finally ended the drought with a jumper, and freshman Dwayne Henry hit a buzzer beater from way downtown to make it a 35-21 game at the half. The shot by Henry was Queens' only three-pointer in the opening frame.

Lincoln then scored the first six points of the second half, forcing Queens into a timeout just 2:01 into the half. The Lions took their largest lead (29) on a Jordan Camper three with 9:51 left in the game and maintained control throughout the remainder of the game.

Queens will begin ECC competition next, traveling to Molloy College for a 2 p.m. showdown on Saturday, Dec. 9.