Men’s Basketball Falls to ECC-Opponent Bridgeport, 93-81
DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (Jan. 28, 2012) – On Saturday afternoon, the Mercy College men's basketball squad received a 22-point performance out of junior guard Colin Senior (Hackensack, N.J.), but fell at the hands of East Coast Conference-opponent the University of Bridgeport, 93-81, at Mercy Gymnasium in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. With the win, the Purple Knights improved to 12-7 overall and 7-2 in the league. Following the defeat, the Mavericks dropped to 2-17 on the season and now own a 1-8 mark in the conference.
Bridgeport led throughout the first half with a high-water mark of 11 points. The guests headed into halftime with a 47-36 advantage over the Mavericks, who continued to play their recent up-tempo offense.
The second half stayed in tune with how the first stanza ended – with the Purple Knights ahead by double-digits, but still not able to put the game away for good. With 13:11 remaining, Senior nailed a trey that cut the Mavericks' deficit to just eight points (57-49). However, Mercy couldn't gain momentum as Bridgeport snapped off eight straight points.
Mercy tried to hang with the Purple Knights, but the guests were victorious, 93-81.
For the Mavericks, Senior scored 22, while senior forward Kortney Parker (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) contributed a season-high 14 points. Sophomore forward Kirk Bailey (Freeport, N.Y.) had the game-high in rebounds with 10 off the bench.
For the Purple Knights, senior guard William Harrison (Bronx, N.Y.) netted 24 points, while junior guard Darian David (Bronx, N.Y.) had 20. Fellow junior guard Hakeem Rodriguez (Queensbridge, N.Y.) added 14.
Head Coach Adam Parmenter and his troops return to the hardwood on Wednesday, Feb. 1 when the Mavericks host ECC-foe Molloy College. The opening tipoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.