Men’s Hoops Rings in the New Year with a Win at Blue Jay Invitational
Baltimore, Md. – Marymount University’s men’s basketball team opened the New Year with a 68-58 win against Susquehanna in the opening game of the Johns Hopkins Blue Jay Invitational on Wednesday night. The Saints improve to 4-8 on the season and snap a three-game losing-streak with the win.
Three Saints scored in double-figures led by Brenden Cuyler with a game-high 15 points. Rick Narcisse added 13 for the Blue and White while Reed Scott chipped in 12.
Narcisse nearly posted a double-double with nine rebounds while Jesse Konadu logged nine points and nine rebounds. Both players also led the Saints with four assists.
A back-and-forth first half saw five ties and nine lead changes between the two squads. Marymount would swing momentum in its favor to end the frame, closing out the half on an 11-4 run to take a 38-30 lead going into halftime.
The Saints pushed their lead to 11 early in the second half before the Crusaders (3-8) rallied to retake the lead at the 8:39 mark. A three-pointer from Daniel Ferry with 5:26 remaining tied the game for the final time at 57-57 while the Saints outscored Susquehanna 11-3 down the stretch to seal the win.
J.T. Wilson led the Crusaders with 13 points.
Marymount returns to the hardwood on Thursday as it closes out the Blue Jay Invitational against either Eastern or host Johns Hopkins in the championship game.