Albany, N.Y. (December 18, 2010)-Mount St. Mary's fell at Albany, 77-57, on Saturday night in men's basketball action. Sophomore Raven Barber (Edgewood, Md./Paul VI [Va.]) paced the Mount (3-8) with a career-high 20 points in the loss.
Barber scored 14 of his 20 points in the first half while hitting 9-of-10 from the floor in the game. Junior guard Lamar Trice (Philadelphia, Pa./Imhotep Charter) added 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting in the contest.
Albany (6-6) was led by the trio of Tim Ambrose, Logan Aronhalt and Mike Black, who combined for 56 points, 16 rebounds and 12 assists in the game. Ambrose and Aronhalt each had 19 points while Black chipped in 18.
The Great Danes sprinted to a 13-to-3 lead in the first five minutes, hitting 5-of-6 from the field during the stretch. The Mountaineers fought back, cutting the margin to 20-15 on a Barber three-point play.
Barber's bucket with 8:55 left in the half cut the deficit to 23-19, but Albany responded by outscoring the Mount 20-to-9 the rest of the first half. The Great Danes capped the spurt on an Aronhalt tip-in at the buzzer.
Albany shot 60.7 percent (17-of-28) from the floor in the opening half, hitting 7-of-12 (.583) from three-point range. Mount St. Mary's was 10-of-26 (.385) in the half and was outrebounded by an 18-to-11 margin.
Barber tallied 14 first-half points, hitting 6-of-7 field goals to pace the Mount. Ambrose (12), Black (12) and Aronhalt (10) all scored in double figures in the opening half for the Great Danes.
Albany opened the second half with a 16-to-5 run to push the advantage to 59-34 with 11:05 left in the game. The Mount cut the deficit to 63-46 on a David Golladay (Upper Marlboro, Md./Wise) jumper with 5:13 left, but could get no closer.
The Mountaineers shot 41.8 percent (23-of-55) from the field in the game and was 4-for-19 (.211) from three-point range. Albany converted 50.0 percent (29-of-58) from the floor and was 8-for-18 (.444) from beyond the arc.
The Mount returns to action on Monday, December 20, when American visits Knott Arena for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off. It will be the Mount's first home game in three weeks.