Men's Basketball News & Highlights
February 16, 2013
Hot Shooting Not Enough At DeSales
Despite shooting nearly 50 percent from the floor in the game, the Eagles dropped the season-ender to the Bulldogs 85-74.
The Eagles had one of their best offensive performances of the season, shooting 29-for-59 (49.2 percent) from the field and committing just seven turnovers (all in the first half). The Eagles committed two turnovers less than the Bulldogs and matched them in the rebound category (28 rebounds).
Eagles' freshman Malcolm Garrison led all scorers with 20 points, shooting 8-for-18 from the floor and 3-for-8 from behind the 3-point line. Sophomore Anthony Parenti shot 7-for-11 from the floor and finished with 17 points. Dan Werth, in 27 minutes off the bench, scored 12 points and grabbed four rebounds.
Bulldogs' big man Brett Moyer led DeSales with 18 points, shooting 5-for-8 from the floor and 8-for-10 from the free throw line. His imposing play in the paint opened up the outside game for the Bulldogs, who connected on 11-of-22 3-pointers. Overall, the Bulldogs shot 27-for-53 (50.9 percent) from the floor and also hit 20-of-22 free throws.
The Eagles trailed in the first half by 10 with 8:55 remaining, but over the next three and a half minutes, the Eagles stormed back and made it a one-point game. With 40 seconds to go in the first half, Tyler McGrath made a high-flying tip-in to give Eastern the lead for the first time since the opening basket.
However, with 18 seconds left in the half, Moyer hit a jumper to give the Bulldogs the lead back, a lead they kept for the remainder of the game.
The Eagles season comes to an end with a 6-19 record while the Bulldogs finished with a 20-5 record and the top seed in the conference playoffs.
Updated: Saturday, 16 February 2013