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Basketball Spotlight:
Devils Succumb to Deacons

Thursday, January 12, 2006

By Bob Heller
USIP Sports Information Director

Cold shooting in the opening minutes of the game doomed the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia men's basketball team as they dug themselves a deep hole early and could not get out as Bloomfield College defeated the host Devils 84-67 at the Bobby Morgan Arena this evening.

The loss drops the Devils to 3-9 overall and 1-6 in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference play. Bloomfield improves to 8-5 overall, 7-1 in league play.

The Devils made just four of their first 14 shots and turned the ball over six times in the first 8:40 of the game as the Deacons took advantage and opened up a 23-9 lead and never looked back. USP cut the lead back down to 10, 25-15 with 9:230 to go before the Deacons went on a 14-2 run to open their biggest lead of the game at 39-17 at the five minute mark. The Devils whittled the lead back down to 17 by the break,42-25, outscoring Bloomfield 6-1 over the final 3:42 of the period.

Bloomfield again boosted the lead back up to 22. 55-33 six minutes into the second half before the Devils started to claw back into the game. Playing hard and not giving up, USP whittled the lead to 11, 69-58 with 4:45 to go. This was as close as the devils would come as Bloomfield kept up the pressure and increased the lead back to 17 as the final buzzer sounded, 84-67.

Bloomfield's Andre Dabney led all scorers with 20 points. Three teammates joined Dabney in double figures, each scoring 13 points: Daniel Terrell, Kevin Womack and Kareem Boswell. Shelton Powell finished with nine points and a game high 12 rebounds.

Eric Cangelosi (Jr., Camden Catholic HS/Haddon Heights, NJ) led the Devils with 18 points and nine rebounds. Keith Dundas (So., Pennsbury HS/ Morrisville, PA) joined Cangelosi in double figures with 13 points.

For the game, the Devils made just 22 of 67 shots from the field (32.8%). Bloomfield connected on 37 of 69 shots (53.6%). USP did hold a big advantage on the free throw line, making 20 of 26 (76.9%) compared to Bloomfield's 8 of 18 (44.4%) but were outrebounded 46-40.

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