Men's Basketball News & Highlights
January 30, 2013
Eagles Stopped at King's
After putting together its most impressive outing of the year this past Saturday at Manhattanville, Eastern University Men's Basketball came back to earth with an 82-44 loss at King's.
The host Monarchs made 60 percent of their first half shots and held the Eagles to a meager 29.6 percent in building a 42-21 lead at intermission. Tyler McGrath scored eight of his team-high 12 points before the break. McGrath was 4-of-5 from the floor, while the rest of the Eastern team was only 4-of-22 in the first 20 minutes.
The Monarchs (9-11, 4-5 Freedom) built their edge to 25 with 15 minutes to play and were able to keep the Eagles from seriously challenging the rest of the way. The Eagles made only 6-of-24 field goals in the second half. In contrast, the Monarchs made 6-of-8 3-pointers.
Eastern beat King's 70-67 in the first meeting of the year between the two teams. Senior guard Matt Fiorino made 5-of-9 3-pointers to lead King's with 16 points. Kyle Hammonds also had 16 for the Monarchs.
The Eagles (5-15, 3-6 Freedom) host Delaware Valley College on Saturday as part of Eastern's Season of Impact, the gate from the game will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Updated: Wednesday, 30 January 2013