Knights Ease to Second Straight Victory

BROOKLYN – Senior Daniel Wolff led four players in double-figures with 22 points and recorded a double-double as the Mount Saint Mary College Men’s Basketball team collected its second straight win with an 83-51 road win at league rival St. Joseph’s-Brooklyn.

The Knights held the Bears off the board for the first 7:57 of the contest and opened the game on an 18-0 run to pull in front for good in the game. The Mount made four triples over the opening run, including two each from Wolff and Tyler McDine.

Mount Saint Mary held a double-figure advantage from the time of a Wolff lay-in with 15:27 left in the first half and the advantage grew to a first half-high 24 points twice, including on a Gerard Nocera three-pointer with 2:17 left before halftime that gave the Knights a 44-20 lead heading into the break.

Mount Saint Mary shot a blistering 53.1-percent from the floor in the opening 20 minutes and canned 10 of its 19 three-point attempts prior to the break for a 52.6-percent conversion rate. Wolff went 5-for-5 from three-point range in the first half and led all scorers at the break with 17 points.

The Knights were never threatened in the second half and quickly spread their lead to 52-22 on a McDine three-point play just under three minutes into the second half. The advantage grew to a game-high 35 points, at 73-38, on a Paul Sienke free-throw with 8:18 left to play in the contest.

The Mount shot 45.2-percent from the floor in the second half and knocked in six more triples to finish with a season-high 16 on the season. The Knights posted season best performances in field goal made (31) and three-point field goal percentage at 48.5-percent.

The Mount finished shooting 49.2-percent for the game and knocked in five of its seven free-throw attempts.

Wolff finished 8-for-10 from the floor and a perfect 6-for-6 from three-point range on Saturday, to finish with a game-high 22 points. He led all players with 11 rebounds and added a pair of steals. Nocera knocked down three triples in the win, finishing with 15 points and a pair of steals.

Andrew Holmes went 2-for-2 from bonus distance and 5-for-5 from the floor overall to post a career-high 14 points, adding five rebounds. McDine finished up with two triples and 11 points for the Knights.

Junior Connor Bacci rounded out the victory with six rebounds and five assists with Sienke closing the day with eight points and a pair of rebounds.

Saturday’s win moves Mount Saint Mary to 2-3 overall on the season and to 2-1 in Skyline Conference action. The Knights are off until they host Old Westbury on December 9 at 1:00 p.m.

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