KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Feb. 2, 2019) – The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men's basketball team lost its Skyline rivalry game up at SUNY Maritime, 67-62, on Saturday afternoon in the Privateers' Riesenberg Gymnasium. In defeat, the Mariners fall to 7-13 (5-11 Skyline), while Maritime improves to 5-17 (4-13 Skyline) with the victory.
Junior Connor Green (Flower Mound, Texas) and sophomore Seth Barnes (Chillicothe, Ohio) both scored a team-high 15 points, while senior David Washington (Frisco, Texas) was right behind with14 to go along with a game-high 11 rebounds for a double-double.
The Mariners led by as many as 14 points near the end of the first half and went into the locker room with a 35-26 advantage. The SUNY Maritime offense exploded for 41 points in the second half, but the game was close late.
With the two teams knotted up at 60-60 with just 1:48 to go, the Privateers hit a jumper and a three to take a 65-60 lead with 34 ticks left. The Mariners were unable to counter, as they hit just a layup late, and Maritime nailed two free throws with seven seconds left to secure the victory.
For the Privateers, junior Brendan McGovern scored a game-high 24 points, while sophomore Husene Camara and freshman Ryan Donovan both drained 10 apiece. Sophomore Brennan Whelan nearly had a double-double with a game-high 10 assists to go along with a team-best eight rebounds.
Up next, the Mariners will travel back to the Bronx on Wednesday night, Feb. 6, for a Skyline showdown with the Dolphins of the College of Mount St. Vincent. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. at CMSV's Sharp Center. Live stats and a live video feed of the game will be available with links on the USMMA Men's Basketball Schedule Page.
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