Mount St. Mary's Loses at Wagner, 74-65, on Wednesday Night
New York, N.Y. (February 6, 2013)—Mount St. Mary's lost to Wagner, 74-65, on Wednesday night at the Spiro Sports Center. Rashad Whack paced the Mountaineers with 19 points in the game.
The Mount (9-13, 4-7 NEC) used a five-point possession to cut Wagner's lead to 55-49 with 6:59 left. Whack hit a three-pointer on the play while Wagner was called for a foul off the ball. On the ensuing possession, Shivaughn Wiggins scored in the lane to make it a six-point game. Whack had a chance to cut into the lead further, but missed a shot, and Wagner (13-9, 7-4 NEC) scored the next five points for an 11-point advantage.
The Mount was able to cut the gap to 70-65 with 14.1 seconds left after a Parker steal and deep three-pointer, but Wagner hit 4-of-4 at the line to close out the win.
Whack scored 16 of his team-high 19 points in the second half. He was 5-of-12 from three-point range after hitting 7-of-10 from beyond the arc on Saturday in the Mount's 91-82 win over Sacred Heart. Parker added 15 points off the bench while Wiggins chipped in 11 points and four assists for the Mountaineers. Julian Norfleet added seven points and seven assists in the loss.
Jonathon Williams led Wagner with 19 points and nine boards with Latif Rivers chipping in 17 points in the game.
Wagner shot 47.2 percent in the game while holding a 38-28 advantage on the boards. Wagner was 21-of-27 (.778) at the foul line in the game. The Mount shot 40.4 percent overall and was 9-for-30 (.300) from three-point range.
In the first half, Kristijan Krajina's basket in the paint cut Wagner's early lead to 8-7, but the Seahawks then rattled off the next 11 points to stretch the advantage to 19-7 midway through the half. The Mount, behind the scoring efforts of Parker, chipped away at the lead, making it 30-24 on a Parker three-pointer. Wagner, however, closed the half on an 8-2 spurt to take a 38-26 lead at the break.
Parker led the Mount with 12 points in the first half, hitting 4-of-6 from the field. Rivers paced Wagner with 10 first-half points.
The Mount shot just 36.0 percent (9-of-25) in the opening half, including 2-of-11 (.182) from three-point range. Wagner shot 58.6 percent (17-of-29) and held a 16-to-13 advantage on the boards.
The Mountaineers return to action on Saturday, February 9, with a 7:00 p.m. game at Saint Francis (Pa.).