Balanced Scoring Pushes Cardinals Past Cheyney

Marshall led Stratford with 16 points, while adding 7 rebounds and 4 steals
Marshall led Stratford with 16 points, while adding 7 rebounds and 4 steals

Taking to the road for the first time this year, the Stratford Men's Basketball team moved to 3-0 with a 71-69 victory over NCAA Division 2 Cheyney University Saturday night.  The Cardinals used balanced scoring, as five different players scored in double figures in the victory, led by Kendall Marshall who dropped a team high 16 points.  He was joined in double digits by Kendall Shepherd, 12 points, Saiquan White, 11 points, while Chris Reid and DeAndre Demiel added 10 points each. 

While balanced scoring helped aid the victory, it was a smothering defense that finished off the win as Reid, Marshall and Demiel each had 4 steals while forcing Cheyney into twenty-two turnovers and holding them to 36% from the field. 

The victory is the first by any Stratford University program over a NCAA school.  Stratford has a break from game action until after Thanksgiving, when they host Blue Lights College on the 29th.