GC Pride Men Fall In Heart Breaker To Maryville 78-77

Posted by Press Release on February 3, 2015 at 6:31 am under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, NC ā€“ Despite overcoming a twenty point second half deficit to force overtime, the Greensboro College men’s basketball team fell to the Scots of Maryville College 78-77 on Monday night.
In the first half of play, Greensboro College jumped out to an early 11-7 following a basket by Will Griffin before Maryville came back to tie the game at 11-11 with 12:15 to play in the opening segment. Once the Scots were able to tie the game, they then used a 12-2 run to go out in front of the Pride 23-13 just five minutes later.

However, Greensboro was able to pull within five points at 35-30 heading into the break following a Hamilton Hawkins layup off the right side of the glass.

Coming out of the halftime break, Maryville was able to take control of the game taking their largest lead of the game at 59-39 with eleven minutes to play. After falling behind by the twenty point margin, Greensboro College was able to fight their way back into the game by outscoring the Scots 30-7 over the final eleven minutes of regulation to take a three point lead at 69-66 with three seconds on the clock.

During the run for the Pride, senior Raheem Martin tallied four points including two free throws to push the Pride to the three point margin while fellow senior Will Griffin chipped in six of his team high twenty one points.

Following the two charity conversions by Martin, the Scots Calvin Songster drained a long three pointer to tie the game at 69-69 forcing the extra segment.

In the extra segment Greensboro had trouble finding the bottom of the net and was outscored 9-8, falling by the narrow 78-77 margin.

“I am really proud of how our team fought back tonight, but we did not get the job done,” Pride Head Coach Bryan Galuski said following the loss. “We need to regroup as a team and prepare to take on Methodist University this weekend.”

Simeon Howard joined Griffin in double figures with twenty points to go along with a team high eleven rebounds. Parris Scales had good game for the green and white as well tallying twelve points on six of eight shooting.

Songster and Logan Brewer led the way for the visitors with eighteen points each.


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