Hounds Fall at No. 22 Johns Hopkins in Non-Conference Action

Senior Mike Martino drives towards the basket in the first half at DeSales University.
Senior Mike Martino drives towards the basket in the first half at DeSales University.

BALTIMORE, Md. --- The Moravian College men's basketball squad dropped a 92-62 non-conference decision at No. 22 Johns Hopkins University Sunday afternoon.

Senior guard C.J. Barnes led the Greyhounds with 14 points to go with three rebounds and a pair of assists while senior forward Addis Ralph added nine points and five boards. Senior guard Mike Martino scored eight points to go along with five rebounds and five assists while freshman guard Tyler Mozeleski netted the first six points of his career.

Junior guards Matt O'Connor and Nick King each tossed in five points with O'Connor dishing out two assists while junior guard Keith Otto and freshman guard Nate Dougherty each had four points with Dougherty adding a pair of rebounds. Junior forward John Rigsby had three points and two boards while senior forward John Hargraves and freshman guard Dylan Parris both had two points as Parris netted the first two points of his collegiate career. Freshman guard Greg Eck added three rebounds.

The Blue Jays opened the game with an 8-0 run before Ralph hit a lay-up to get the Blue and Grey on the scoreboard. Martino connected on a lay-up at the 16:18 mark to cut it to a three-point game at 10-7. Barnes drilled a three-pointer eight minutes into action as Moravian closed within two points, 15-13, before the Blue Jays scored six straight points. Johns Hopkins slowly pulled away for a 20-point edge before Martino hit a three-quarter court shot at the buzzer to make it a 48-31 Blue Jays' lead at the intermission.

Johns Hopkins started the second half with a 12-0 run to push the edge to 60-31 before Mozeleski connected on his first career three-pointer for the Hounds. Barnes hit two free throws to cut the score to 60-38 but that would be as close as the Blue and Grey would get over the final 20 minutes of action.

The Greyhounds are scheduled to return to action on Saturday, December 7 when the squad opens the 2019-20 Landmark Conference season with a game at Elizabethtown College tipping off at 2:00 p.m.