Union, N.J. (12/22/17) – The Kean University men's basketball team suffered a 103-85 setback to Gwynedd Mercy University on Friday evening in non-conference action.
The first 12 minutes of action were tight with neither team leading by more than a bucket. The Griffins (9-1) then went on a 10-0 run over the course of a minute and a half. Matt Carter started the spurt with a trey followed by a jumper and Ty Jones finished it off with a layup and three points from the charity stripe to put the score at 33-24.
Kean closed out the half on a run of their own (9-2) and pulled within six at the break (50-44).
Gwynedd Mercy held on to the lead for the entire second half with Kean coming as close as four with under 10 minutes to play on a layup from Carry Saturne. The Griffins powered through pushing the lead back out to double-digits for good with just over two minutes to go in the game and would hold the advantage for the final.
The GMU was led by Will Davis with a game-high 29 points along with eight rebounds. Rip Engel and Courtney Cubbage added 19 and 18 points respectively in the win.
Kean will take a small break for the holiday and return to action on December 30th when they travel to Stevens Institute of Technology for a 1 p.m. non-conference matchup.