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Comeback Bid Falls Short For Men’s Hoops

Sunday, November 27, 2011
Arlington, Va. – Marymount University’s men’s basketball team dropped a hard-fought 69-66 decision to visiting Union (N.Y.) on Sunday afternoon. The Saints fall to 2-3 on the season.

Reed Scott led the Saints with 22 points to go with 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. Garrett Snoops added 12 points off the bench.

Trailing by as many as 11 points six minutes into the second half, Marymount pulled within one at 46-45 courtesy of a 12-2 run over the next four minutes. The Saints would take their first lead at the 7:50 mark on a jumper by Scott in the high post to make it 51-50.

Both squads would trade the lead or force a tie eight times down the stretch including knotting things up at 63-63 with 1:15 remaining on a Scott tip-in. Union (1-1) would ride the hot hand of Keven Donohue the rest of the way, taking the lead for good on a three-pointer on the ensuing possession and holding the Saints at bay on the free throw line in the waning seconds.

Marymount shot a solid 54.2 percent from the floor, including a stellar 66.7% in the second half, but was outdone by Union’s 59.1% shooting and 56.3% clip from three-point range.

Donohue led the Dutchmen with a game-high 25 points to go with seven rebounds and five assists, both team-highs. Keith Callies added 16 points while Evan Croll and Joe Mason each chipped in 12.

Marymount returns to the hardwood on Wednesday as it opens Capital Athletic Conference play against Frostburg State. Fans can follow the action live by logging on to www.marymount.edu/athletics/mBasketball and following the “live stats” and “live video” links.