PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. (Nov. 10, 2018) – The Queens College men's basketball team went just 3-for-18 from beyond the three-point line and lost an 88-59 contest to Adelphi Saturday (Nov. 10) at Goldstein Fitness Center in Pleasantville.
Shomari Redd had a team-high ten points off the bench for the Knights, with Dwayne Henry, Jr. scoring nine points and adding three rebounds. Kevin Buron had collected five points with a team-high six rebounds off the bench as Elijah Bovell scored eight points in the effort.
The game, hosted by Pace University as part of the ECC/NE-10 Conference Challenge, saw the Knights get off to a fast start with Henry and Bovell hitting lay-ups to give QC the early 4-0 lead. The Knights were up 6-1 in the first two-and-a-half minutes of play before Adelphi's Jack Laffey hit a three-pointer to bring the Panthers within two points. A lay-up by Tyrese Crosdale gave QC an 8-6 lead with four minutes gone by in the half but Adelphi eventually took a lead thanks to a Ronnie Silva lay-in. Just before the mid-point of the period, Buron knocked down two free throws to put Queens ahead by a 16-14 margin; Adelphi went on a mini-spurt and the Panthers had a 21-20 lead at the ten-minute mark of play. From there, however, AU put the contest on ice with a 21-8 run to close out the half with the big blow coming on a Laffey three-ball that gave Adelphi a 31-20 lead and a 10-0 run in the span of three minutes.
Queens trailed 42-28 at the half and never quite recovered as the Panthers opened the second half on a 9-1 run with Conor McGuinness knocking down a treble at the three-minute mark to put Adelphi ahead by a 51-29 score. The Panthers continued to surge ahead as the Knights' shooting effort was cold while Adelphi's Laffey and Dejavaughn Utley rained in three-balls for the remainder of the evening.
Queens will return to Pleasantville on Sunday (Nov. 11) to face the host Setters of Pace University at 4 p.m.