WRITTEN BY ROBERT DEVITA, JOE PRATASIEWICZ AND JULIA GIAMMONA
Men’s Basketball: After one half of play the Terriers lead 34-33 over rival LIU Brooklyn.
Halftime: The Terriers are holding on to a narrow one point lead as they are up 34-33, against the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds.
After a slow start for the Terriers they were able to find their form in the first half of this one. They once trailed by as many as 9 points, but were able to cut the lead thanks to an 11-1 run.
The Terriers got a huge boost off the bench this afternoon as two of the four suspended players made their returns. Junior guard Brent Jones and Freshman forward Wayne Martin have both came off the bench to play some big minutes in the first half.
After a horrible performance last Saturday where the Terriers were blown out by Robert Morris, they have been able to get it together this afternoon.
Senior guard Ben Mockford has led the way with 10 points on 3-7 shooting. Junior forward Jalen Cannon has scored 9 points on 2-5 shooting, he is 5-8 from the free throw line.
The Blackbirds have been led by Junior forward Landon Atterberry, who has a team high 10 points on a perfect 4-4 shooting. Blackbirds Senior guard Jason Brickman has been quite, he has only scored 3 points on 1-6 shooting. He has been able to get his teammates involved as he has dished out 7 assists.
The Terriers must carry over their solid play into the second half. They can not afford to come out flat, because the Blackbirds will jump all over it. They must continue to control Jason Brickman, who can cause havoc by breaking down the defense.
If the Terriers can put it all together in the second half they should walk out of this affair as “The Battle of Brooklyn” champs.
Something to keep an eye on is that Freshman guard Sheldon Hagigal is not on the bench for the Terriers this afternoon.