By Anthony Covino
The Men’s Basketball team fell to Princeton 80-65 at the Rothman Center on Saturday, Dec. 14.
This is the Knights third consecutive loss as they fell to 2-8 on the season, while Princeton improved to 2-7
FDU head coach Greg Herenda had no comment after the game, but said “Give credit to Princeton.”
The game remained close in the first quarter, with the lead changing hands on multiple occasions. With 1:36 to go in the half the game was tied up at 37. The first half finished with the score knotted up at 42.
Princeton came out in the second half with their offense firing on all cylinders and took a 47-43 lead with 17:28 remaining in the second half.
Princeton extended their lead to 14, 62-48, following a 15-5 run with 11:52 remaining in the second half, and that sealed the Knights fate.
FDU shot 22-55 (40%) from the field, 6-23 (26.1%) from three, and 15-20 (75%) from the free throw line.
Princeton shot 26-52 (50%) from the field, 11-24 (45.8%) from three, and 17-23 (73.9%) from the free throw line.
Junior forward Elyjah Williams was the leading scorer for the Knights with 19 points. Junior guard Jahlil Jenkins had 18 points, and senior forward Kaleb Bishop chipped in with 13 points.
Senior center Richmond Aririguzoh was the leading scorer for the Tigers with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Junior guard Ryan Schwieger had 14 points and junior forward Jerome Desrosiers had 10 points.
The Knights will travel to play La Salle on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 12 p.m. in the last non-conference game before NEC play starts, while Princeton will be traveling to play Iona in the Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall Of Fame Invitational on Dec. 17 at 4:30 p.m. at the Barclays Center.
The Men’s Basketball team prepares for the game on Saturday.
Photo by Kenneth Ramirez Castro