OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Stevenson men's basketball team got a double-double by forward Mark Terrell and led early in the first half. However, they were unable to hold off the visiting Alvernia University as the Golden Wolves shot 64.3% from the floor in the second period en route to an 87-73 win in MAC Commonwealth play on Wednesday night at Owings Mills Gymnasium
- Stevenson (12-6, 6-3 MAC Commonwealth) started the game on a 10-3 run over the opening 4:34 getting a layup from Terrell and eight points out of the hot hand of Montaque Wright.
- The Mustangs took their largest lead of the frame when a triple from Wright extended the lead to 17-8 with 12:22 to go.
- Trailing 23-15, Alvernia (9-10, 4-6 MAC Commonwealth) started to work themselves back into things as a pair of threes out of the hand of Malik Green aided by a score from Anthony Dadson pulled the visitors to within two 25-23 with a little under six minutes to play.
- The Golden Wolves finally made it all the back to even at the 15:50 mark when following a missed trey by Wright, Nick Youngkin converted a layup on the other end to knot the score 25-25.
- A bucket by Keon Taylor coming off another Stevenson miss handed the guests their largest advantage of the opening twenty minutes at 34-27 with just 2:03 remaining.
- Cam Harris came back down the court and knocked home a three of a feed from Wright 30-seconds later, but Taylor stole the ball two possessions later and hit a layup to make it 36-30 at the break.
- Alvernia took advantage of transition opportunities outscoring Stevenson on the fastbreak 11-3 in the first.
- The Golden Wolves came flying out of the halftime reprieve embarking on a 9-2 push to begin the second as a layup from Justin Thomas on an assist by Green gave them a 45-32 lead with 16:19 remaining.
- After Wright pulled down a defensive rebound off a miss by Youngkin he took it coast-to-coast finishing with a layup bringing the Mustangs to under ten down at 52-43 at the 7:20 mark.
- Taylor stuck a jumper on the other end in the ensuing possession extending the margin to double-digits again, however, Evan Joseph answered back with a triple next trip down the floor cutting to eight 54-46 with 11:28 to play.
- Off a Thomas three which made it 64-49, Stevenson went on a 13-4 run that saw five different Mustangs score trimming the deficit down 68-62 still with five and a half minutes left.
- Unfortunately, a jumper by Dadson capped a 10-0 sprint by the away side to reopen a 78-62 edge under three minutes to go.
- Stevenson would outscore Alvernia 11-9 over the final 2:42 as Wright hit the final basket of the night to make it 87-73 with two seconds remaining. The Golden Wolves then inbounded the ball causing the buzzer to sound.
- On the night Alvernia shot 52.4% from the floor going 33-63, while Stevenson was at 47.6% shooting 30-63.
- The Mustangs held the edge in the paint 46-40, while the Golden Wolves outscored the home team off of turnovers 23-16.
- Alvernia also held sizable advantages on the fast break at 20-7 and off the bench 26-7.
- The home team did own the lead on the glass collecting 34 rebounds to 31.
- Terrell's double-double consisted of 21 points and 11 boards.
- Wright was the Mustangs leading scorer with 22 adding six assists and five rebounds.
- Thomas paced Alvernia with a game-high 26 along with eight rebounds.
- Green also posted 20-plus chipping 22, while Dadson and Taylor both finished in double-figures.
Head Coach Gary Stewart talks about the Mustangs tough loss to Alvernia.
Cam Harris finishes a Mustang possession with a nice reverse layup.
- Stevenson returns to action on Saturday, January 26 when they welcome in the league-leading Arcadia University Knights to Owings Mills Gymnasium for a 3pm tipoff.