A furious second-half rally came up short as the Mount St. Mary's men's basketball team fell at Binghamton, 66-59, at the Events Center in Vestal, N.Y., on Monday night. The Mount cut a 14-point deficit with seven minutes remaining to three points, but could not complete the comeback.
Trailing 58-44 with 7:44 on the clock, the Mount staged a 13-2 run to pull within 60-57 with two minutes left in the game. The Mount had three chances to cut into the lead again, but came up short. A missed shot, a turnover, and two missed free throws allowed the Bearcats (2-1) to pull away for the victory.
"Our guys battled back and made a game of it," said Mount St. Mary's head coach Milan Brown. "We just came up a few plays short. Our young guys did well to compete in an environment like this. Down the stretch, we were aggressive with out man-to-man defense and tried to make them shoot contested shot."
Freshman Jeremy Goode tallied 18 points and eight assists to lead the Mount while fellow freshman Will Holland added 13 points. Chris Vann tallied 10 points in the loss. Binghamton was led by Steve Proctor and Richard Forbes who scored 14 points each.
The Bearcats jumped to a 28-11 lead and held a 33-22 advantage at the break. Binghamton hit 7-of-14 (.500) from three-point range in the first half.
The Mount shot 53.6 percent in the second half to finish the game at 44.2 percent while the Bearcats shot 40.0 percent in the game.
The Mount returns to action at home on Monday, November 27, vs. American at 7:00 p.m. at Knott Arena.