Second Half Surge Pushes Holy Family Over QCMBB

Second Half Surge Pushes Holy Family Over QCMBB

PHILADELPHIA, PA - On Saturday, despite senior Tyree White's fourth double-double of the season, the Queens College men's basketball were unable to overcome the Tigers of Holy Family, suffering a 87-77 defeat in non-conference action from the Campus Center Gym. With the loss, the Knights moved to 2-2 on the young season, while the Tigers picked up their first win of the season, improving to 1-3.

The Knights jumped out to a 4-0 start in the first half on buckets by seniors Diego Maldonado and Malcolm Moore. The opening 10 minutes were a back and forth struggle between both teams with neither team able to pull away. A three-pointer from junior Tyrone Hall brought the Knights within one (23-22).  The Tigers went on a 10-0 run in a span of 2:11 to take a 32-22 lead with 7:12 left in the first half. QC produced a 17-4 run of its own to take a 39-36 lead at half.

QC continued to push in the second half as they looked to pull away. The Knights took their biggest lead of the game (52-43) following a Maldonado three-pointer with 15:46 left. Holy Family's Dyllon Hudson-Emory took the game into his hand as the Tigers went on a 9-0 run to cut the lead to one (53-52). After freshman Issac Grant connected on a pair of free throws to stop the bleeding to take a 55-52 lead with 13:07 left in the game. The next five minutes saw a tug of war as both teams exchanged points before Hudson-Emory put the Tigers up 66-64 for good with 7:18 left.

The Knights shot 40.6% (28-69 FG) from the field on the day, while the Tigers shot 50.0% (34-68). White registered his fourth double-double of the season with 14 points and a career-high 19 rebounds. Grant continued his stellar run posting his second 20 plus game of the season, scoring a team-high 20 points (8-13 FG), to go along with six rebounds. For the Tigers, Hudson-Emory posted a game-high 33 points (13-23 FG) and eight rebounds, with 19 points coming in the second half. While Randy Bell posted 15 points (6-16 FG) and seven assists for the Tigers. The Knights committed a season-high 27 turnovers, which the Tigers turned into 30 points.

UP NEXT: The Knights continue their three-game road trip as they travel to Southern Chester County, PA on Tuesday, Nov 22 as they face the Lions of Lincoln University (0-4) in non-conference action with tip-off slated for 8:00 pm.