RELEASE DATE: 11/17/08
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mountie men battle Binghamton tough before falling at Division I Binghamton
BINGHAMTON – Ryan Callahan scored 17 points and Yuseff Carr added 16 as a gritty Mansfield team fell to NCAA Division I Binghamton 80-62 at the Events Center at Binghamton University.
“We played with a lot of effort,” said head coach Rich Miller. “They are a good program with a lot of very good Division I athletes but I think we showed for the most part we could play with them.”
The game was played before an announced crowd of 3,461, including a bus load of Mansfield students.
Mansfield held a 7-4 lead after the first four minutes on a pair of free throws by Yuseff Carr, a 3-pointer from and Lavail Owens and Cory Boone layup.
Binghamton tie the score at 12-12 before Dhimitri Luarasi's layup off an assist from Ryan Callahan gave Mansfield an 14-12 lead with 11:34 remaining in the first half.
But Mansfield went cold from the field as Binghamton built a 35-24 halftime lead.
But the Mountaineers refused to fold and shot 41.4% from the floor in the second half after a cold 28.6% in the first half.
Carr played a strong game underneath pulling down seven rebounds and blocking a shot in addition to his 16 points. Cory Boone came close to a double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds.
D.J. Rivera, a junior transfer from St. Joseph, scored a game-high 28 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Binghamton. Emanuel Mayben added 16 points.
Mansfield Univ. vs Binghamton
11/17/08 7 p.m. at Events Center, Vestal, N.Y.
at Events Center, Vestal, N.Y.
CALLAHAN,Ryan 6-16 5-6 17;
CARR,Yuseff 5-8 6-8 16; BOONE,Cory 4-5 2-2 10;
Mansfield Univ................ 24
38 - 62
3-point goals--Mansfield Univ.
2-19 (OWENS,Lavail 2-5; GREENE,Chris 0-1;
Rebounds--Mansfield Univ. 41 (BOONE,Cory
8), Binghamton 51 (Rivera, D.J.
Assists--Mansfield Univ. 9 (CALLAHAN,Ryan
3), Binghamton 14 (Mayben,
Total fouls--Mansfield Univ. 29, Binghamton 25.
Univ.-None, Binghamton-None. A-3461