Posted by David Grubb - Tue, Nov. 27, 2012 - [ Men's Basketball ] - Viewed 662 times
New Orleans, LA - William Carey entered "The Castle" riding a season-opening 5 game winning streak, including a victory over 19th ranked Xavier.  They left with their first loss after a 76-69 loss at the hands of the SUNO Knights.  SUNO got off to a fast start behind the hot shooting of Merlin Walker and Jared Lewis along with a heavy dose of Anthony Turner in the paint.  The trio combined for 12 of the Knights' 16 first half baskets, helping SUNO to a 41-30 advantage at the intermission. The Crusaders worked their way back into the game early in the second half, capitalizing on a suddenly-cold Knights offense.  SUNO, however never relinquished the lead thanks to the play of Joshua Major who went 5-7 from the field in the second half including 3 three-point baskets on his way to leading all scorers with 18 points.  William Carey made a final push to tie the score at 65 with just over three minutes to play, but SUNO head coach Dale Valdery put the ball in the hands of Kevin Dukes who scored seven of SUNO's final 11 points as the Knights defense stiffened to finally put the game away.

SUNO improves to 4-1 on the season.  They take on Spring Hill at home on December 8th.