North East - The Mercyhurst North East men's basketball team suffered its 5th consecutive loss on tuesday night, to Niagara County CC.
Holding a 29-24 lead with 4 minutes remaining in the 1st half, NCCC used 16-3 run to close out the first half 40-32.
Coming out of halftime, a triple from Johnell Free cut the deficit to 5 points which was as close as the Saints would get through the remainder of the game.
The Saints would trail by as many as 19 points before chipping away the lead away. The final score would end in NCCC's favor 78-71.
Saints were led by Gerrell Williams with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Omar Little Jr was the only other Saint in double digits with 14 points.
With the loss, the Saints move to 15-9 on the season and are back in action on Thursday evening when they face the Tribunes of Monroe Community College at 7:30 p.m.