Mustangs Put Away Dutchmen in MAC Commonwealth Opener

Mustangs Put Away Dutchmen in MAC Commonwealth Opener

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Senior Montaque Wright totaled 21 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and four assists as Stevenson University won its MAC Commonwealth men's basketball opener 84-79 at Lebanon Valley College Wednesday evening at Sorrentino Gymnasium.

  • Stevenson (4-1, 1-0 MAC Commonwealth) started the game on a 12-2 run capped by a three by Wright 3:23 into the game.
  • The Mustangs held a 20-10 lead at the 12:21 mark following a Sean Mayberry three.
  • Lebanon Valley (2-4, 0-1 MAC Commonwealth) utilized an 11-2 spurt to pull within one, 22-21, with 10:38 left before halftime.
  • The guests countered with eight straight points and a basket by Wright pushed the lead to nine with 8:25 on the clock.
  • Trailing 35-29, the Dutchmen outscored the Mustangs 12-2 over a 3:09 stretch to build a 41-35 lead with just over three minutes to go.
  • Stevenson held the hosts without a field goal the rest of the half and a Walt English layup with 22 seconds left before intermission put Stevenson up 43-42 at the break.
  • The Mustangs shot 54.5% in the opening 20 minutes and were 6-15 behind the arc, while LVC shot 51.6%.

  • The lead changed hands five times in the first four-plus minutes, with LVC taking a 53-49 lead with 15:32 remaining.
  • A Mayberry basket with 14:07 on the clock capped a 7-2 Mustang spurt and put the guests up 56-55.
  • Stevenson extended its lead to five, 60-55, on a basket by Kyle Wooldridge with 12:33 to go.
  • Seven straight Dutchmen points put the hosts on top 62-60 with 10:47 remaining on a steal and layup by AJ Catanzaro.
  • The Mustangs reclaimed the lead at the 8:25 mark on a trifecta by Cam Harris.
  • After a basket by Trevor Covey put LVC on top 71-69 with 5:56 left, a Wright three six seconds later put the Mustangs on top for good.
  • A Mark Terrell layup with 4:10 left capped a 9-0 run and extended the Stevenson lead to seven, 78-71.
  • Stevenson's largest second half lead, 80-72, came with 2:50 to go on a basket by Evan Joseph.
  • Lebanon Valley pulled within four with 55 seconds left on a Jordan Abdo three, but got no closer.
  • The second half had 12 lead changes and four ties.
  • Stevenson held the Dutchmen to 36% shooting over the final 20 minutes, including 3-11 behind the arc.

  • Stevenson extended its win streak to four games.
  • The Mustangs shot 49% (31-63) from the floor and made nine of their 23 three-point attempts.
  • The guests held a 40-38 rebound advantage.
  • Wright's 10 rebounds were a career high.
  • Mayberry totaled a season-high 14 points off the bench, going 3-5 behind the arc and 5-10 overall.  12 of his points came in the first half.
  • Joseph totaled 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists off the bench.
  • Harris knocked down a pair of threes and finished with 10 points, while Terrell added nine.
  • Abdo led Lebanon Valley with 28 points.
  • Stevenson picks up its first win at Lebanon Valley since the 2014-15 season.
  • The Mustangs earned a conference road win after going winless in MAC Commonwealth road play last season.

  • The Mustangs return home Saturday when they host Lycoming in a 1 pm MAC Commonwealth game at Owings Mills Gymnasium.