Courtesy of goBrockport.com
BROCKPORT, N.Y.—The College at Brockport men’s basketball team were clicking on Tuesday, as they flew past Morrisville State, 98-77. The win see’s the Green and Gold move to 2-0 on the year and hands the Mustangs their first loss, as they sit at 1-1.
The matchup began as a defensive battle with the score sitting at 4-3 in favor of the Green and Gold until the 13:44 mark, where Justin Summers hit a three. At that moment, the offense came to life as Summers hit a layup before two made free-throws by Chris Atkinson and lay in by Danny Ashley pushed the advantage to eight. Montgomery Stroman gave Brockport their first double-digit lead of the game with a three-pointer and set the score at 16-6. The Mustangs tried to fight back, but an impressive three-point play by Devante Hagins (Leadership Academy) and layups by Stroman and Summers kept the Golden Eagles ahead by double digits for most of the first half. Brockport ended the first frame on a 12-4 run that gave them a 46-29 lead.
The Green and Gold continued to impress offensively after the break, with Tyler Collins knocking down a layup and three ball in the opening 1:40. Back-to-back dunks by Hagins and Stroman put the unit up by 20 and forced an opposition timeout. Morrisville cut the deficit to 16, but that is as close as it got for the Mustangs as Golden Eagles continued to knock down shots. The largest lead came at the 8:10 mark, when Summers scored six straight points to put the team ahead 77-51. The final witnessed Brockport coming four points shy of the century mark, and winning 96-77.
Summers was the main source of offense, scoring 35 points on 11-for-20 shooting, including 2-for-3 from behind the arc and 11-for-12 from the free-throw line. The junior also grabbed 12 rebounds and recorded five blocks. Hagins was explosive coming off the bench for Brockport, hitting a perfect 8-for-8 from the field and 5-for-6 from the charity stripe to total 21 points. Hagins also had eight rebounds, including four offensive boards.
The Golden Eagles will now hit the road for their next four matches. It will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 20 when they travel to Baruch College for a 5 p.m. tip-off.