(Williamsport PA/Amesbury) Gordon closed out the 2015 part of its schedule with a 77-64 loss to Lycoming on Saturday afternoon.
The Scots (3-5) resume play on January 2nd (Saturday) versus non-league Worcester State. If past years are any indication, plenty, and I mean plenty, of good seats will be available.
Against the Warriors (6-2) Gordon was able to stay in contention for a half almost entirely on long-range accuracy. Noah Szilagyi and Eric Demers each connected from downtown three times in the first half. The Scots certainly needed that accuracy because they committed thirteen turnovers.
While Gordon played a zone defense, Lycoming extended pressure and ran relentlessly.
As I just said, GC hung around as long as that outside accuracy did. Their deficit was only 40-35 at halftime.
The second half began and inaccuracy took over everywhere for the team from Wenham that had played less than 24 hours earlier. The Scots misfired on every shot they took (eleven) during the first four minutes and away this game went 51-35.
Credit Gordon for winning the rest of the game but the 16-point deficit did them in on the final score.
Garrisson Duvivier registered his fifth double/double (10 rebounds/11 points) of the season. Fatigue was certainly a factor in his 4-for-15 shooting.
Freshman Eric Demers helped keep GC in contention in the first half and ended up with twenty points.
Lycoming had a number of very effective slashers. The Scots must get better at limiting penetration.
The GC rebounding skills continue to be solid. Junior Sam Johnson tied his season-high rebound totals with thirteen versus the Warriors.
Good online feed from Lycoming.
Alex Newbold 25 (17 points/8 rebounds/8-for-10 shooting)
Nykolas King 22 (15 points/11 rebounds)
TJ Duckett 22 (17 points including a 3-point prayer that ended the first half)
Eric Demers 21 (20 points)
Rejoice over a God Who loved us so much that He sent His Son Jesus to earth to save us from an after-life consequence we rightly deserved. Hallelujah!