Tuesday, December 6, 2005
By Bob Heller
For the first time this season, the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia's men's basketball team was not in the game in the final minute as they connected on just 27.8% of their shots before falling to Felician College 63-47 to remain winless in the 2005-06 campaign.
The Golden Falcons led wire to wire in improving to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in CACC games. USP falls to 0-5 overall and 0-3 in conference play.
The Devils mad just 15 of 54 shots from the field (27.8%) and just 1-for-10 from beyond the three-point line compared to Felician's 23 of 47 (48.9%) (1-for-7 behind the arc). USP was also only 16 of 30 from the charity stripe (53.3%) while Felician was 16-for-24 (66.7%).
Collin Harrington (Jr., Bishop Eustace HS/Sewell, NJ) led all scorers with 17 points and 10 rebounds- the only USP player in double figures. Thomas Johnson had 16 points for Felician while Sadot Williams kicked in 10.
The Devils trailed by five at the half 26-21 and cut the lead to two early 27-25. The Golden Falcons went on an 11-2 run to open a double-digit lead 38-27 with 15:00 left before the Devils whittled the lead away to six, 44-38 at the 7:55 mark. From there Felician outscored USP 19-9 to come away with the 16-point win. The victors made nine of 12 free throws in the final two minutes of play.
The Devils take to the road for their next two games, conference matchup against Goldey Beacom College on Thursday, December 8, 2005 and Post University on Saturday, December 10, 2005. The Goldey Beacom game tips off at 8 p.m. while the Post game starts at 3 p.m.