Men’s Basketball Wins Fourth Straight

The men’s basketball team won its fourth straight game Monday night with a 77-65 win over Binghamton.

Ed Waite led the Hawks (5-3) in scoring with a career-high 23 points.

Sophomore Andrew Nicholas wasn’t far behind, scoring 19 points on seven of 14 shooting from the field.

Waite and Nicholas also had big games on the boards. Waite had nine rebounds and Nicholas grabbed eight, all of them coming on the defensive side of the ball.

Nicholas had a game-high five steals as well.

The Hawks changed the game right before halftime. The 5:15 remaining in the half, the teams were tied at 26. The Blue and White went on a 12-2 run, capped by a Jesse Steele threepointer, to take a 10-point lead into the half.

Waite scored seven straight points to put MU ahead 33- 26. Reed made a layup for the Bearcats and Christian White responded with a two-point jumper for the Hawks. Steele made a three as time expired and the Hawks were up by 10.

Free throw shooting was much better for the Blue and White on Monday night. Last week against Lafayette, MU shot 50% from the charity stripe. Monday night they were eight of 12, a much improved 85.7%.

The Bearcats (2-7) had two scorers in double figures as well. Guard Jordan Reed scored a game-high 26 points, shooting 10 of 17 from the field. Fellow guard Jimmy Gray added 10 points for Binghamton.

The Hawks next game is tonight, Wednesday December 5, at home against Navy.