Stewart’s 19 points leads SUNY Canton men’s basketball to sweep at Thomas, 77-71
Waterville, ME – Jordan Stewart posted a game-high 19 points to lead the SUNY Canton men's basketball to a 77-71 road win in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Thomas College on Saturday.
THE BASICSResult: SUNY Canton 77, Thomas. 71
Location: Larry Mahaney Gymnasium – Waterville, ME
Records: SUNY Canton (4-3, 2-0 NAC) | Thomas (2-6, 0-2 NAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Stewart led all players with 19 points on 7-for-9 shooting from the field and added three assists in just 24 minutes of action. Brandon Adkisson added 14 points and Joseph Werner finished with a double-double on 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Thomas jumped out to an early 16-11 lead but the Roos responded with a 7-0 run to take an 18-16 lead with eight minutes left in the opening half. Brandon Palmer scored with one second left in the opening half as Canton took a 29-27 lead into intermission.
The Roos used a 5-0 run out of half to extend the lead to 34-27. The teams exchanged the lead over the next several minutes before the Roos took the lead for good at 65-64 following a Werner layup with 2:48 remaining.
Canton built its lead to seven down the stretch and knocked down clutch free throws going 5-for-6 in the final 22 seconds.
The Roos received a big lift from their bench as they outscored the Terriers reserves, 38-8.
Both teams shot the ball well as Canton hit on 50 percent of its field goals (26-for-52), while Thomas knocked down shots at a 48 percent clip (29-for-60).
Lovegeurson Fleurine led Thomas with 19 points, while Jordan Goodson (16), Zach Mackinnon (12) and Demetris Webster (12) also scored in double figures.
FROM THE BENCH
"I am incredibly proud of how we fought for this win today," Head Coach Ben Thompson said. "Winning on the road, especially in conference play, is so difficult and our guys battled every minute. This weekend was a great start to our conference schedule."
The men's basketball team is back in action on Tuesday when it hosts SUNY Potsdam at 7 p.m. in the Roos House.