Philadelphia, PA- Perfect in 2010 is how the regular season ended for the Philadelphia University men's basketball team (24-6, 16-1 CACC) in a 78-57 knockout of the Nyack College Warriors (13-16, 8-10 CACC) for Senior Day 2010 at the Gallagher Athletic Center. The team has not lost in the New Year, winning 15 straight games thus far.
Senior guard Marcus Lemon (Alexandria, VA/ T.C. Williams) had a career-high 27 points- leading all scorers, along with seven rebounds and three steals. All five PhilaU starters totaled double-digits when the dust cleared.
Lemon keyed a 9-2 Ram start, building up to 28-11 at 8:25. PhilaU shot 41% from field goal range on the day, adding 82% free-throw shooting.
The Warriors scratched back to within 10 (38-28) on two good James Oyamo free-throws, but PhilaU freshman guard Jim Connolly (Harleysville, PA/ Souderton) knocked down a bucket as time ran out to keep the home squad up 40-28 at the break. Oyamo led the Warriors with 16 points, seven boards while Connolly notched 12 points and three rebounds for the day.
Lemon hit one of his five treys at 7:55 to give the Rams their largest lead of the day, 65-40 and senior guard Russell Frederick (Baltimore, MD/ Calvert Hall) hit another three-ball just a minute later. Frederick had 10 points for the game, while senior forward Malcolm Ingram (Philadelphia, PA/ Solebury Prep) managed 11 points, six boards and a steal.
The loss ends Nyack's season as the Rams prepare for the CACC Quarterfinals, to be held on Monday (3/1) at the Gallagher Athletic Center at 7:00 p.m.