Foul trouble leads to nonconference loss for Men’s Basketball

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Rece Henneman actionPhoto by Robert Cifone

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PITTSBURGH --- Carlow University men's basketball lost, 82-70, to visiting Saint Vincent College Friday at Oakland Catholic High School.

Despite the final score, the Celtics (0-4) kept the game close until the very end against the Bearcats (3-1).

Saint Vincent jumped out to an early lead in the first half, but back-to-back threes from Tre' Harvey (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Marcus Millien (SO/Orlando, Fla.) gave Carlow a five-point advantage at the 12-minute mark.

The Bearcats tied the game up and regained the lead with under eight minutes remaining in the first half after an and-one bucket.

Saint Vincent stretched its lead out to 10 at the four-minute mark, but Carlow battled back to keep it close, trailing 40-36, at the half.

The Bearcats slowly gained momentum in the second half, taking advantage of trips to the foul line and shooting 59.5 percent from the field on the day. They out-scored the Celtics, 42-34, in the second half.

Senior Rece Henneman (Clarksville, Pa.) led the scoring effort for the Celtics with 27 points, and Millien added 18. Millien was 5 for 6 from the foul line and sunk three treys.

Carlow shot just 50 percent from the line and missed a handful of easy layups that could have turned the game around toward the end. Toward the end, Carlow was forced to foul as time dwindled down in order to regain possession.

The Celtics picked up almost twice as many fouls as the Bearcats on the night.

Carlow travels to NCAA DII Glenville State College Sunday, Nov. 17 for a 2 p.m. game. Links to live coverage can be found at https://bit.ly/MBB_1920.

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