Bethlehem, Pa. (1/2/13) – A late second-half surge pushed host Moravian College past the Kean University men's basketball team by the final of 63-54, Wednesday evening in the Greyhound Classic.
With the loss, the Cougars (3-7) will square off in the consolation matchup at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.
Sophomore guard J.J. Hladik led the way with a game-high 16 points, including four treys, in the loss.
After falling behind 19-9 with 12 minutes to go in the first half, Kean used a 16-6 run over the next seven minutes to tie the game at 25-all. Hladik (pictured left) provided 11 points in the spurt. The Cougars then took their first lead of the game, tacking six straight points to take a 31-25 lead with just under three minutes to go in the half. The Greyhounds (7-2) battled back to knot the score at 31 at the break, including four points in the final seconds of the first half.
Hladik provided 13 first-half points while junior Kyle Latorre pulled down seven rebounds.
Both teams see-sawed in the early part of the second half, but Moravian College captured the lead for good with 10:13 to go in the contest and held on for the win. The Greyhounds stretched their lead to as many as 12 points late in the game.
Kean edged Moravian in rebounds, 42-41, while the Greyhounds shot 43% compared to the Cougars 31%.
Latorre finished with 10 points and nine rebounds while teammate Michael Burton added nine points.