Pride Men Suffer Loss In Home Opener Against Randolph
from Wes Gullett, Greensboro College SID
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College men’s basketball team fell in their home opener to the Wildcats of Randolph College Tuesday, 89-79.
Keyford Langley got the Pride started early with a long three-pointer to start the game before 14-5 run to take a 14-8 lead with 16:46 left in the first half.
However, Greensboro pulled back to within three just minutes later following a pair of free throws from Justin Minnis but Randolph quickly answered back with another run to take a 24-14 lead.
Despite a strong push by the Pride, the Wildcats were able to maintain their double-digit advantage for much of the final 11 minutes of the half before going into the break with a 50-37 lead.
Over the first five minutes of the second half, Randolph continued to extend their lead out before Greensboro used an 8-0 run to pull within seven at 60-53 with 13 minutes remaining in the game.
Minnis tallied the first five points of the run with a pair of free throws and a three-point basket, while Langley capped it off with a three-pointer of his own.
However, Greensboro was unable to get any closer for the remainder of the contest, falling by the 10-point margin.
“We have to get better in a three areas of the game,” Head Coach Bryan Galuski said. “We have to be more physical, rebound better, and play better defense. If we do not do that, it is going to be hard for use to win college basketball games.”
Carmoni Marks finished with a game-high 23 points, while Langley (10), Keyshawn Dorsey (15), Michael Phifer (11), and Minnis (10) also finished in double figures.
The Pride men will return to action at 3 p.m. Saturday when they host Wesley College. For more information on Greensboro College men’s basketball, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.