WRITTEN BY ROBERT DEVITA
The St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers trail after one half of play from the World’s Most Famous Arena 34-30 to the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils. The Terriers who are winners of eight of their last nine ball games have yet to find their stride in this ball game.
Both teams have brought their ‘A’ game to Madison Square Garden this evening, as the first half has featured a handful of lead changes. The Blue Devils have come out firing on all cylinders in the first half. They are shooting 52.2% from the field and a blistering 75.0% from behind the arc.
Three point shooting has proved to be the difference thus far. The Blue Devils have knocked down six opposed to the Terriers’ two. The Terriers have shot lights out from the field shooting 60.9% of their own, but have yet to find the three point stroke.
The boys from Brooklyn have been led by senior point guard Brent Jones who has 10 points and three assists to lead the team. Senior forward Jalen cannon got the offense going early for the Terriers scoring the first four points for his team. Cannon has six points at the half, but is due for a big second half after a couple of quiet games.
Junior guard Tyreek Jewell has looked good for the Terriers shooting 4 of 6 from the field for a total of eight points.
The Blue Devils have been led by Matt Mobley who has a game-high 14 points on 5 of 9 shooting from the field, and 4 of 5 shooting from three. Mobley showed his range in the first half, and the Terriers must make an effort to shut him down going forward.
There is a lot of basketball to be played tonight, and either of these teams can come out with this ball game. If the Terriers want to come out with an all important conference victory they must do a better job of contesting the three ball.
Action is about set to begin here from Madison Square Garden.