SCRANTON, Pa. --- The Moravian College men's basketball team dropped a hard fought battle with Landmark Conference opponent the University of Scranton on Wednesday in Scranton. The Hounds lost by a final score of 68-53.
Leading the charge for the Greyhounds was junior forward Brandon McGuire, who recorded his seventh double-double of the year scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. McGuire also added one assist on the night. Following McGuire was freshman forward Oneil Holder, who added 12 points, six rebounds, three assists and one steal while freshman forward Jimmy Murray tallied eight points and four rebounds for the Blue and Grey.
Also adding big minutes for Moravian was junior guard Isaiah Jennings, who knocked in seven points along with three steals, two assists and one block. Sophomore guard Matt Cardonne scored five points and had two rebounds and one steal.
The Greyhounds jumped out to an early lead over Scranton when Holder knocked down a 3-pointer just moments into the opening stanza. From that point on, the Blue and Grey would battle with back-and-forth with the Royals to keep the game close. The Hounds were able to tie the game up seven different times throughout the night including at halftime when Moravian tied the game at 26 points each to keep Scranton on its heels. However Moravian was unable to hang with Scranton late in the second half. The Hounds were down just four points, 55-51, with just over six minutes left to play before the Royals limited them to just two points the rest of the way.
Next for the Greyhounds will be a Landmark Conference contest versus Susquehanna University on Saturday, February 6 at 4:00 p.m. in Johnston Hall.