Dentley's Career-High 19 Points Leads Mustangs Over Goucher

Dentley's Career-High 19 Points Leads Mustangs Over Goucher

TOWSON, Md. - The Stevenson men's basketball team got a career-high 19 points from senior Marcus Dentley and trailed just two times on the night before taking over en route to a 77-60 non-conference victory over Goucher College at the Decker Sports & Recreation Center Arena.

  • Stevenson (8-2) came out of the gate strong getting buckets from Evan Joseph, Cam Harris and a three by Montaque Wright to grab a 7-0 lead 2:36 into the game.
  • Goucher (3-9) embarked on a 12-4 push of their own led by three each from Dwayne Morton and Timmy O'Farrell to edge ahead 12-11 with 13:38 remaining in the half.
  • A layup by Johnny Rhodes put the Mustangs back in front 13-12 a minute later.
  • Goucher would take their final lead of the game with 11:51 remaining when Gabe Ceribelli netted a layup for a 14-13 lead.
  • The game would continue to go back-and-forth with the visitors extending the lead to three on a Taj Fleming tip at 23-20, the Gophers would cut it back to one at the 14:22 mark when Morton stuck another jumper.
  • From that moment on the rest of the half was all Stevenson as they closed out on a 16-9 gallop as Marlon White Jr. and Harris each canned a triple and Kyle Wooldridge knocked down a pair of free throws with 64-seconds to play to take a 39-29 lead to the break.

  • Two free throws by Joseph answered a Pat Goralski layup just 26-seconds into the second frame to give Stevenson the 41-31 advantage.
  • On the ensuing Mustangs possession following a Goucher turnover a bucket from Dentley gave the guests their largest lead of the contest to that point at 43-31 with 19:07 remaining.
  • A 4-0 Gophers push beginning at the 4:51 mark off of a pair of Ceribelli foul shots and a jumper from O'Farrell brought the margin to seven at 47-40.  
  • That home run was responded to immediately by the Mustangs starting on the following trip down the floor as White buried a triple to spark a 7-0 streak including four points from Sean Mayberry to build up a 54-40 edge with 11:20 left.
  • The rest of the game the home side would never get back within reach as a layup by Dentley with five minutes to play handed Stevenson the largest lead of the night at 69-48.
  • Bo Wesley netted the final bucket of the night for the Mustangs at the 18:45 mark made it 77-58 before Montaz McCray went back down the floor for a layup to give us the final score of 77-60.

  • The game was won by the Mustangs in the painted area as they outscored the home team 46-26.
  • Stevenson finished the game shooting 55.4% (31-56) from the floor while Goucher was at 42.9% (24-56).
  • The Mustangs went 10-13 from the charity stripe with the home side shooting 8-9 at the line.
  • Stevenson outrebounded Goucher 32-27.
  • Harris finished the game as the second leading scoring for the Mustangs with 13 going 6-7 from the floor including 1-2 from deep.
  • Wright posted a double-double totaling 10 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Morton paced Goucher racking up 13 points to go with four rebounds and two assists.

  • The Mustangs will now take a break for the holidays before returning to action on Friday December, 28 when they travel to Lehman College to take place in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament.  Tip-off is set for 6pm.
  • Stevenson returns to Owings Mills Gym on Saturday January, 5 when they host John Jay in non-conference action at 2pm.