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Men's College Basketball: SUNY Cobleskill Drops NEAC Opener to SUNY Polytechnic 80-67

Written By Editor on 12/4/16 | 12/4/16

The SUNY Cobleskill men’s basketball team opened their North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) season on Wednesday evening with an 80-67 loss to the top ranked SUNY Polytechnic Institute Wildcats at the Iorio Gymnasium. With the loss the Fighting Tigers fall to 0-6 overall including a 0-1 mark in league action while the Wildcats improve to 2-1 overall with a 1-0 record in conference play.

The visitors used a distinct size advantage to control the paint in the contest shooting an impressive 30-of-49, 61.2%, from the field while holding a 40-to-28 rebound advantage in the contest.

Senior guard Quincey Miller, Brooklyn, N.Y., Lafayette High School/Potomac State College, continued his strong early season play with 19 points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals on the night. Cobleskill also received 17 points and three steals from senior swingman Joel Costello, Middleburgh, N.Y., Middleburgh High School/Tompkins-Cortland Community College, and 12 points and five rebounds from junior forward Christian Cooper, Gilboa, N.Y., Gilboa-Conesville High School.

The Orange & Black will return to action over the weekend when they host conference rivals Keuka College on Saturday December 3rd at 3:00 p.m. and Wells College on Sunday December 4th at12:00 p.m. as part of a pair of conference doubleheaders with the Fighting Tiger women’s team who will open the action at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Final Game Box:
SUNY Poly vs SUNY Cobleskill
11/39/16 7:00 PM at Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
Newspaper Box Score
SUNY Poly vs SUNY Cobleskill
11/39/16 7:00 PM at Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
At Iorio Gymnasium, Cobleskill, N.Y.
SUNY POLY 80, SUNY COBLESKILL 67
SUNY POLY (2-1/1-0 NEAC)
Josh Gregory 7-9 3-4 22; Kevin Williams 8-10 2-2 18; Malik Johnson 7-8 1-3
15; Quayshaun Mitchell 3-8 4-6 10; Joseph Ojo 3-3 1-3 7; Tyler Taverne 2-2
0-1 4; Peyton Griffiths 0-6 3-5 3; Blake Haga 0-1 1-3 1; David Perez 0-0 0-0
0; Jon Andrews 0-0 0-0 0; Chase LaCava 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 30-49 15-27 80.
SUNY COBLESKILL (0-6/0-1 NEAC)
Quincey Miller 6-15 5-8 19; Joel Costello 6-15 3-4 17; Christian Cooper 5-8
1-2 12; Malik Chambers 3-12 0-2 7; Kahleel Taylor 2-3 0-0 4; Devin Boyle 1-3
0-0 3; Frank D'Esti 1-6 0-0 3; Shaquill Anthony 1-1 0-0 2; Islam Mustafa 0-0
0-0 0; Kahlil Wilson 0-0 0-0 0; Kevin Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-63 9-16
67.
SUNY Poly.....................   48   32  -   80
SUNY Cobleskill...............   35   32  -   67
3-point goals--SUNY Poly 5-15 (Josh Gregory 5-7; Quayshaun Mitchell 0-4;
Peyton Griffiths 0-3; Chase LaCava 0-1), SUNY Cobleskill 8-25 (Joel Costello
2-5; Quincey Miller 2-7; Malik Chambers 1-5; Christian Cooper 1-1; Devin
Boyle 1-3; Frank D'Esti 1-4). Fouled out--SUNY Poly-None, SUNY
Cobleskill-Quincey Miller. Rebounds--SUNY Poly 40 (Malik Johnson 12), SUNY
Cobleskill 28 (Christian Cooper 5). Assists--SUNY Poly 19 (Peyton Griffiths
6), SUNY Cobleskill 13 (Quincey Miller 5). Total fouls--SUNY Poly 13, SUNY
Cobleskill 21. Technical fouls--SUNY Poly-None, SUNY Cobleskill-None. A-436

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