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Men’s Basketball Falls at Goldey-Beacom

Credit: David Broytman
Credit: David Broytman

WILMINGTON, Del. – A second straight slow start cost the University of the Sciences men's basketball team in a 92-61 loss at Goldey-Beacom on Wednesday evening. 

USciences went scoreless for the first 5:58 and found themselves down 11-0. 

The Devils got as close as five, 13-18, on a Jordan White 3-pointer with 10:35 left in the first half, but the Lightning responded with seven unanswered to make it a double-digit lead for good. 

Freshman Connor Murphy led all players with nine rebounds and added a team-high 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting to fall just shy of a fifth double-double. 

University of the Sciences outrebounded Goldey-Beacom 36-30, helping the Devils to a 15-7 edge in second-chance points.  

Fellow freshman Thomas Melonja was one point behind Murphy with 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting. 

No other Devils scored more than five points. 

Paddy Casey had team-highs of four assists and three steals. 

Goldey-Beacom shot 59.7 percent from the field (37-of-62) and held USciences to 34.4 percent shooting (21-of-61), while forcing 22 Devils turnovers which led to a 38-7 advantage in points off turnovers. 

University of the Sciences returns home for the first time in two weeks when it hosts Chestnut Hill this Saturday at 3 p.m.