GLASSBORO, NJ – The Profs of Rowan University team outlasted the Knights of Mount Saint Mary College (NY),in a Saturday afternoon contest, 74-51.
The Knights entered the match-up at a record of (1-6), while the profs the looking to extend their winning streak to six enter the game at a record of (7-1).
Both teams got off to a slow start. So much so Head Coach Joe Cassidy, issued a full lineup substitution after the first five minutes of the game. This came after the Profs were only able to put only four points at this point. The Profs were then able to get things going with 13-0 run and from there never look back. Leading that surge coming off the bench was junior forward, Ike Robinson.
In the first half, Robinson went 3-4 from the floor, scoring seven points in just eight minutes of action. Junior Center Dan Brogan pitched with seven points of his own. While forwards Skylar Moore and Dan Waynick each contributed six points of their own.
The bigger story of the first half was the defensive performance that the Profs put forth. The Profs were able to hold Mount Saint Mary College to a dismal 6-29 from the floor shooting. Also forcing 14 turnovers and holding the knights to only 18 points for the half.
The Knights came out to early in the second half attempting to make a dent into 23 point lead set forth by the profs with a six to nothing run but that would be the closest that Mount Saint Mary College (NY) would come in the game.
Forward Robinson would continue on his great performance in the first half in to the second with adding ten more points while shooing 5-8 from the field.
The Profs would be in cruise control the rest of the second half. Senior forward Mike Simpson would obtain five of his nine points in the second half, also tallying five assists and two steals.
Junior forward Skylar Moore went on to have a season high in scoring with 10 points while shooting five for six from the floor.
Profs defeated the Knights with a final score of 74-51. Robinson led the way with 17 points and Center Dan Brogan ended up with 13 points of his own.
“I had great rhythm out there. My teammates were looking for me and I was able to capitalize on those looks. We’re on a good roll right now, hope we can keep this up.” said Robinson.
With the win, the profs were able to extend their winning streak to 6 and improving their overall record to 8-1. Also with the win it moved them into second overall in the New Jersey Athletic Conference standings right behind defending conference champions Richard Stockton College.
“Glad we got the win but we need to get off to better starts. We came into this game feeling we would be able to use our athleticism against this team and get on them early but we were unable to do that. We got it going as the game went on but we must get off to better starts. We’re still figuring things out but its feels good to know we’re 8-1 at this point into the season. Scaring to think what we’ll be looking like towards the end.” said Dave Lafferty, Associate Head Coach.
The next and final game of 2014 is against Neumann University on Wednesday December 17th at 7 p.m.