Second Half Run Lifts Moravian Past Men’s Basketball in Landmark Conference Play

Second Half Run Lifts Moravian Past Men’s Basketball in Landmark Conference Play

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. - An early second-half scoring run by host Moravian put the Greyhound up for good on the night over the Goucher College men's basketball team on Thursday night, as they pulled out a 96-55 win over the Gophers in Landmark Conference action.

With the loss, Goucher dropped to 0-21 overall and 0-11 in the Landmark Conference, while Moravian improved to 16-6 and 8-3 in the Landmark with the win.

In the opening half, Goucher came out well in the first 10 minutes of regulation, as the Gophers held a 15-10 lead with 10:47 to go in the first period after a pair of free throws by first-year Nate Kaniut (Arlington, Va.).

From there for the rest of the period, things remained tight between the Gophers and Greyhounds, and with 2:46 to go, things were knotted up at 29-all. Moravian, however, ended the half strong, as a 10-4 spurt gave the Greyhounds their biggest lead of the game to that point at 39-33 entering halftime.

To start the second half, Moravian continued to ride the wave of momentum they built in the first half, as a quick 11-0 run in the first four minutes of the period put the Greyhounds up by 17 points at 50-33.

Once Moravian took a double-digit lead on Goucher, the Gophers were unable to get back in the game, as the Greyhounds rolled down the stretch to collect the home Landmark Conference win.

Overall on the night for Goucher, senior guard Elliott Wiley (Baltimore, Md.) continued his strong play, as he finished with a game-high 21 points and 12 rebounds. The double-double was Wiley's fourth of the year, as he went over the 20-point mark in a game for the fifth time on the year. Wiley has also scored in double-figures in 11 of the 12 games he's played in on the year, as well.

Moravian was led in the win by Jimmy Murray, who finished with 19 points.

The Goucher College men's basketball team returns to action on Saturday, as they travel to Elizabethtown for their final road game of the 2017-18 season. The Landmark Conference match-up starts at 2 p.m.

--GOPHERS--