Gophers' Tenacious Defense Paves Way to Win Over Scranton

Gophers' Tenacious Defense Paves Way to Win Over Scranton

TOWSON, MD – The Goucher men's basketball team toppled Scranton University for the first time in program history with an 81-73 win at home in the Decker SRC Arena Saturday afternoon.

 

Four Goucher players scored in double digits with senior Chris Outing leading the way with 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Outings performance with seven assists eclipses a career-high of five (1/13/16) in which he had against Moravian last season.

 

Also in double digits were seniors Jesse Mondry and Tre Galloway III with 18 and 15 points, respectively. Galloway also collected six rebounds for the Gophers.

 

Freshman Dwayne Morton distributed the ball for four helpers in the game to join his six points. Fellow freshman Keon Butler played a key role on defense, collecting three steals and creating chaos amongst the Royal players.

 

Junior Ethan Danzig, with 19 points and four assists, led the Royals. Senior John Vitkus paced the team with five rebounds.

 

How It Happened:

  • Goucher's defense came out of the gate with tenacity and created chaos within the Royal's offense causing turnovers and poor shot selection.
  • The Gophers held the lead for the opening 10 minutes of the game, before relinquishing it to Scranton briefly, and jumping back out front with 9:44 to go in the first half.
  • By the intermission, the Gophers created an eight-point cushion over the Royals, 41-33.
  • Scranton came out of the break and grabbed the lead, 48-47, with 14:36 to go, but Goucher quickly snagged the lead away again a minute later on an Outing layup.
  • The Gophers did not surrender the lead for the remainder of the game, riding hot shooting.
  • Goucher closed the game 81-73 to earn their first Landmark win of the season.
 

Coach's Thoughts:

"This is a great team win.  I'm very proud of our effort and the contributions from our entire team on both ends of the floor"

 

Up Next:

The Gophers remain at home and end their three-game homestand against Catholic University at 7PM. Goucher has failed to top Catholic in the last four meetings and is 13-45 overall. The last Gophers victory over the Landmark foe came during the 2013-14 season, 78-71.