Men's Basketball Pushes Past John Jay, 66-53

Men's Basketball Pushes Past John Jay, 66-53

New York, N.Y. (11/24/09) - Senior Brian Lytle (Union, N.J.) recorded 13 points and nine rebounds to help the Kean University men's basketball team to their first win of the young 2009-2010 season, 66-53, over host John Jay College.

Kean (1-1) opened the contest by scoring the first 10 points of the game and led 10-0 with just under five minutes gone by.

The Cougars led most of the way in the first half. But John Jay hung around and with Kean leading 14-8, the Bloodhounds used a 12-2 run to take a 20-16 lead with 5:36 to go. Freshman guard Darryl Dennis (Valley Stream, N.Y.) gave the Bloodhounds a 17-16 advantage with 6:44 to play on a three-point field goal. Then moments later Williams, knocked down a trifecta at the 5:36 mark of the half to give John Jay its biggest lead of the night.

Kean eventually reclaimed the lead with three straight baskets capped by a monstrous dunk by Jonathan Jones (Linden, N.J.) who had a game and team-high 15 points for the Cougars.  KU eventually closed out the half outscoring John Jay 15-2 to take a 31-22 lead at halftime.

Kean opened the second half on a 10-2 run to complete a 25-4 spurt to give the Cougars a 17-point lead, 41-24, with 16:07 to play.

The Cougars were paced by Jones and Akinwande Oshodi (Florence, N.J.) with 15 points each, while Mike Shaughnessy (Linwood, N.J.) had 10 assists in the win.