CRESSON, Pa. – Senior Danzel Wright led three players in double figures with 24 points as Stevenson University downed Mount Aloysius College 94-69 in non-conference men's basketball Monday night.
Stevenson (6-4) was led in scoring for the ninth time this season by Wright, who finished 6-8 from the floor, including 4-6 behind the arc, and 8-8 at the free throw line. He also grabbed six rebounds. Freshman Cam Harris was 4-6 from the floor and 3-4 behind the arc en route to a career-best 11 points in 15 minutes off the bench, while classmate Kobe Colston added 10 points on 4-6 shooting. Junior Marcus Dentley added nine points. All 15 players on the roster saw the floor for Stevenson, with 13 reaching the scoring column.
The Mounties (1-8) were led by Julian Stover's 18 points off the bench.
The two teams traded the lead six times in the first 10 minutes before Stevenson held Mount Aloysius scoreless for over four minutes, scoring 13 straight points to take a 29-17 lead on a layup with 7:09 to go in the first half by junior Johnny Rhodes. The Mounties got the lead to nine, 34-25, at the 3:35 mark, but a closing 9-3 spurt by the Mustangs put them up 15, 43-28, at intermission.
Stevenson opened the second half with a 19-4 flurry to double its lead over the first five minutes of the second half, taking a 62-32 lead on a free throw by Rhodes at the 15-minute mark. The Mustangs made seven of their first nine shots from the floor in the second half and held at least a 20-point advantage for the rest of the game as it improved to 5-1 in non-conference action this season.
The guests shot 54.8% over the final 20 minutes and 51.7% for the game while holding Mount Aloysius to 38.2% shooting. Stevenson connected on 11 of its 26 three-point attempts, while the Mounties were just 6-24 behind the arc. The two teams made a combined 63 trips to the foul line, with Stevenson going 21-34 and MAC 21-29 at the charity stripe. The Mustangs held a 37-35 rebound advantage.
Stevenson returns home Wednesday night when it hosts Goucher in a 6:00 non-conference game at Owings Mills Gymnasium.