Men’s Basketball snaps losing streak with win over W&J College

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Marcus Millien action shotPhoto by Robert Cifone

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WASHINGTON, Pa. --- Carlow University men's basketball snapped a 47-game losing streak with a 70-69 win over Washington & Jefferson College in a nonconference game Wednesday.

The Celtics (1-18) scored 42 points in the second half to pull ahead of the Presidents (8-7) and hang on for the win after being down, 31-28, at halftime.

The Presidents took the lead early on in the first half, maintaining a buffer of 7 to 9 points throughout the half.

Eugene Goodwine (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) made a layup at the end of the first half to put Carlow within striking distance heading into the second half.

W&J extended its lead to as much as eight points in the second half before Carlow took the reins.

Sophomore Marcus Millien (Orlando, Fla.) hit a trey at 10:31 to put the Celtics within one point of the Presidents. In the next possession, he added a two-point jumper to give Carlow the advantage.

That was the turning point of the game for the Celtics, as they did not relinquish the lead for the remainder of the game.

Carlow led, 70-66, with 20 seconds left on the clock. The Presidents missed two easy buckets and made a three-pointer at the buzzer, but it was not enough to force overtime as Carlow came away with the win.

The Presidents out-rebounded the Celtics, 47-28, and Carlow shot 64.7 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics forced 18 W&J turnovers and scored 20 points off the bench. The Celtics shot 58.62 percent from the field in the second half alone.

Millien was 7 for 10 from the field and led the team with 17 points. Goodwine was 6 for 8 from the field with 14 points, and several Celtics contributed off the bench.

The last time Carlow won before today was an 88-71 road contest against Bryant & Stratton College Rochester Nov. 4, 2018.

The Celtics travel to Indiana University East for a 3 p.m. RSC game Jan. 18. Links to live coverage can be found at https://bit.ly/MBB_1920.

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