The Mount St. Mary’s University Men’s Basketball team hosted their first home game of the season on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. The team welcomed York College to the Knott Arena to open their home season as a part of the Maui on the Mainland series of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational and it proved to be a good night for the Mountaineers.
Junior Robinson posted a game-high of 27 points for the Mount, with redshirt first year Jonah Antonio closely following suit, posting 23 points of his own in addition to 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. Of the 23 points, Antonio scored an impressive 18 of them at the three-point line. First year Donald Carey also had his first career double-double at the home opener with 11 points and a career-high 12 assists for the team. Senior Greg Alexander was also able to add 15 points to the board for the squad.
The Mount was able to keep the lead throughout the whole game, going out with a bang and ultimately beating York with a score of 91-80 to make it the 1500th win in the program history.
The Mountaineers then traveled to Athens, Ohio on Friday, November 24 to face Ohio University. The Mount and Ohio went back and forth multiple times in the first half, but were down in double-digits by the half, which they kept throughout the game.
Ohio jumped into the second half strong, slowing the Mount in the final minutes to post a win of 96-77. Robinson led the Mount with 21 points and a career-high 10 assists to make for the first double-double of his career. Antonio put 19 points of his own on the board, registering most of them from his five three-pointers of the game. Sophomore Ryan Gomes added a career-high 14 points, going 7-for-9 on the court.
The Mount came back home for a game against Morgan State University on Monday, November 27. The Mountaineers kept a close game, but fell to the Bears with w 69-63 loss.
The Mount was able to rally towards the end of the game with a 14-to-3 run to cut the deficit of 57-46 that Morgan State held with the last 3 minutes of the game. The game was full of constant call and answers from both teams, but the Mount could not pull through. Leading the Mount with 13 points each were Robinson and Carey.
Next up for the men, Loyola University will be welcomed to Knott Arena on Saturday, December 2. The annual Catholic Clash will begin at 4:00 p.m.