Second Half Key in Men's Basketball Win

Second Half Key in Men's Basketball Win

North East, PA- Omar Little Jr. scored a game high 23 points while Johnell Free added 20 as the Saints beat Notre Dame College JV 88-70 Tuesday evening at Ligouri Fieldhouse.

The Saints got out to an early 10-7 lead before Notre Dame took its first lead of the game 11-10 at the 13:33 mark. The Saints would go a run but Notre Dame had the answer cutting the lead back down with the score at half 32-30 Mercyhurst North East.

The Saints coaching staff made some halftime adjustments that helped the team find their rhythm which resulted in taking a 10 point lead 47-37 in the first 5 minutes of the second half.

Head Coach David Gahan commented on the second half play by stating "We did a better job of executing in the 2nd half. We forced turnovers that led to easy baskets and that was the difference in the game".

Xavier Sewell added 15 points and 7 rebounds for the saints. Gio Owensby led Notre Dame with 17 points respectively.

With the win, the Saints moved to 8-4 on the season and are back in action on Tuesday, December 15thas they host the Community College of Beaver County in Ligouri Fieldhouse, with a scheduled 7:00 p.m. tip-off.