MORRISVILLE, N.Y. - The Wildcat men's basketball earned their fifth NEAC Conference win at Morrisville on Wednesday 71-61. SUNY Poly jumped out to a quick lead thanks to some great shooting from behind the arc. Four of the Wildcats first six baskets were three pointers, helping them jump out to an 18-9 lead. The Mustangs would battle back and take a two point lead, but the Wildcats timely shooting would gain back the lead and extend it to eight at the half. Poly took the halftime lead all the way to the finish line to secure the 10 point victory.
Quayshaun Mitchell (Harlem, N.Y. / HS of Graphics Communication Arts) had a monster of a day from behind the three-point line. Seven of his eight field goals were three pointers. He shot an outstanding 70 percent from three-point land. He ended up with a game high 23 points, five rebounds, three steals, a block, and an assist in 34 minutes of play.
The Wildcats got some great guard play from Peyton Griffiths (Milford, N.Y. / Milford Central School) and Joseph Ojo (Staten Island, N.Y. / CSI HS). Griffiths dropped 14 points and grabbed 3 rebounds. Ojo was on point from the free throw line hitting 11 of 12 attempts. He finished up with 13 points, three assists, a steal, and a rebound.
The Wildcats shot 50% from the field and 47% from three. They had the edge in rebounds (30-29), assists (14-13), and bench points (22-18). The team's largest lead of the game was 16 points (6:57 - 2nd).
With the win, the Wildcats improve to 6-8 (5-1 NEAC). The team will travel to Williamsport, Pa. on Sunday to take on the Wildcats of Penn College in a NEAC Conference match-up. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 PM.