WORCESTER, MA – Despite only trailing at 10 points at halftime, the Queens College men's basketball team was unable to overcome the deficit and fell to Stonehill 98-68 in non-conference action Saturday afternoon.
The Knights missed their first five shots of the game before a three pointer by senior Kyhiem Chaplin tied the game at three. The Knights went on a 14-4 run led by a barrage of three pointers from junior Simon Green to force a Skyhawks timeout with 12:42 left in the first half. Chaplin launched another three to hand the Knights an 11-point lead, 23-12, before the Skyhawks made their comeback. Daniel Largey fired back-to-back triples to cut into the deficit before a KJ Lee jumper knotted the game at 26. Senior Tyree White's layup put QC up by 30-28 before another three pointer from Largey gave Stonehill a lead they would never relinquish with 3:24 left in the first half. The Skyhawks closed the opening frame with a 12-0 run to distance themselves from the Knights.
QC was unable to cut into the Stonehill lead as the Skyhawks extended their cushion further in the second half. QC went on a 2-for-12 cold shooting streak in the first seven minutes of the second half. After a free throw from senior Diego Maldonado stopped the bleeding, the score had extended to 58-36 with 13:37 remaining in the game.
Queens shot 33.9% from the field on the day, while Stonehill connected on 53.3% of its attempts. White led the Knights, scoring 12 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Green paced the Knights with a team high 19 points, knocking down six of 12 shots from beyond the arc. Stonehill was led by Largey's 31 points as he knocked down eight three-pointers, while Brandon Twitty scored 17 points shooting 6-for-7 from the field and a perfect 3-for-3 from long range.
UP NEXT: Before embarking on a three game road trip, the Knights return home for an early East Coast Conference matchup on Wednesday, Nov 16 with Roberts Wesleyan (5:00 pm).
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