PHILADELPHIA - The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) men's basketball team (3-1) downed the Millersville Marauders (3-2) by a final of 97-81 from the Gallagher Center on Tuesday night in a nonconference affair.
Jefferson led wire-to-wire in the Tuesday evening contest which featured 12 three-pointers from the Rams. Jefferson led 42-35 after leading by as many as 18 at 38-20 with 4:30 to play in the opening period. Millersville scored 15 points to the Rams' four over the final four-plus minutes to get back into the game.
The Marauders cut the Rams' edge to just two with around 15 minutes remaining in the game at 46-44. Jefferson eventually pushed to their largest lead of the night at 75-55 with nine minutes left. Millersville fought back to cut it to 10 but could not get inside of that margin as Jefferson pulled out the 97-81 victory on the hot-shooting night.
Millersville was called for 25 fouls on the night which led to Jefferson going 23-of-27 at the line. On the other end, the Marauders went 22-of-27 from the line after 22 Rams' fouls. The difference came in the deep ball as Jefferson hit 12 treys to Millersville's five.
-Freshman Deondre Bourne scored a game-high 25 points in 23 minutes behind 10-of-14 shooting including 5-of-7 from three-point range.
-Junior DeVaughn Mallory finished with 17 points and eight rebounds on a 5-of-10 from the floor and 7-of-8 from the line.
-Junior Kylan Guerra recorded 14 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in a near triple-double.
-Junior Josh Bradanese notched 14 points with three three-pointers, six rebounds and two assists.
-Junior Prince Hickson scored 13 points with five boards, three assists and one steal.
OFF THE BENCH
-Freshman Christopher Mitchell scored 12 points as a reserve in 26 minutes on 4-of-7 from the floor including 2-of-3 from deep and 2-of-2 from the charity strike. He also dished out three assists and had one steal.
-Junior Jordan Purcell made a basket while sophomore Kareem Matthew and senior Eric Long each saw time on the floor.
AS A TEAM
-Jefferson had six Rams finish in double figures.
-The Rams shot 60.8% (31-of-51) from the floor, 70.6% (12-of-17) from three-point range and 79.3% (23-of-29) from the free-throw line.
-Jefferson outrebounded the Marauders, 32-25.
-A total 47 fouls were called on both teams with a combined 56 free throws.
-Jefferson had 18 assists on their 31 makes.
-The Rams totaled 19 fastbreak points.
Jefferson Men's Basketball makes a quick turnaround and hosts Queens (N.Y.) on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Gallagher Center in East Falls-Philadelphia.