York, Pa. – Marymount University’s men’s basketball team dropped an 82-68 decision at York (Pa.) in Capital Athletic Conference action on Saturday afternoon. The Saints fall to 2-5 overall and 0-2 in CAC play.
Reed Scott led the Saints with 16 points and 11 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. He added a game-high three blocks as well.
Jesse Konadu and Mac Kennedy added 15 and 12 points respectively. Kennedy also dished out six assists and collected three steals.
In a tightly contested opening frame, both squads saw a combined 15 ties and lead changes. The Saints would lead by as many as seven at 30-23 with 2:41 remaining in the first behind a trio of free throws by Konadu. York (5-2, 2-0 CAC) answered back, closing out the frame on an 11-2 run to take a 34-32 lead into halftime.
Coming out of the break, a dunk by John Magnani to open the second stanza sparked another back-and-forth affair. Another eight ties and lead changes made it a game through the first 10 minutes before YCP put together another 11-2 run over a three minute span to lead 65-55 at the 7:02 mark. Marymount would pull within six with four minutes to play at 71-65, but the Spartans closed out the victory on the free throw line.
Five Spartans scored in double-figures, led by Andrew Pawlyk with a game-best 17 points off the bench. Paul Kouvaris added 14, Mitch Kemp tallied and both Todd Maciejewski and Julian Watson chimed in with 11.
Marymount returns to action on Tuesday against nationally-ranked #20 Salisbury at 8 p.m. Fans can follow the action live by logging on to www.marymount.edu/athletics/mBasketball and selecting the “live stats” and “live video” links.