Basketball Moves to 2-1 After New York Swing

Basketball Moves to 2-1 After New York Swing

The Stratford University Men's Basketball Team traveled to New York this past weekend to play their first ever games in program history.  On Friday 11/3/17, the Cardinals traveled to New Rochelle, NY to take on the Defending USCAA National Champions, Berkeley College.  Stratford quickly took the lead over the Knights and led the contest 40-27 with just 2:34 remaining in the first half, but the Knights finished the half on a 10-5 run to close to within eight points at 45-37.  The Cardinals would open up the second period on a 6-0 run, thanks to a tip-in by Chris Roscoe, a drained jumper by Deandre Demiel, and another bucket by Roscoe. That catapulted Stratford University to a 51-37 lead - an edge that was the Cardinals' largest of the game up to that point.  Unfortunately, Berkeley proved to be too much for the Cardinals and pulled away to win 92-81.  On Saturday 11/4/17, Stratford continued its New York swing by traveling to SUNY-Delhi to take on the Broncos in Delhi, NY.  The Cardinals jumped out to a 13-2 lead to open the fray, and never lost the lead. The Broncos trailed, 42-28, at the half, but came out strong to begin the second half, cutting Stratford's lead to five at 52-47 with 14:27 to play in the game. That would be as close as they would come, though, as Stratford built its lead back up to as much as 15 points in the final minutes.  Delhi was outrebounded, 46-40, as Stratford scored 46 points in the paint to the Broncos' 32. The Cardinals also led, 47-26, in bench points, and converted 21 points off 21 turnovers, while Delhi cashed in 19 points off 17 turnovers. Delhi fared 16-26 from the free-throw line, as Stratford connected on 16-of-20.  Stratford would go on to win their first ever game in program history 87-77.  On Sunday 11/15/17, the Cardinals finished their 3 game swing with a game against Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY.  This was a game of runs and the Cardinals prevailed 87-77 to win their 2nd game of the season.  The team was led by Earl Fuller with 18 points.  Stratford is back in action 11/15/17 at home against Blue Lights College.