Skidmore Men's Basketball suffers first loss of season

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WAYNE, NJ — The Skidmore College men's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, 75-69 at William Paterson on Saturday afternoon.

The Thoroughbreds fall to 3-1, while the Pioneers improve to 7-0.

Gerard O'Shea '12 finished with 12 points, eight assists, five rebounds and three steals for Skidmore, while Brian Lowry '12 poured in a team-high 16 points in 18 minutes of action and Terron Victoria '12 added 13 points.

For William Paterson, Corey Chandler led all scorers with 32 points and also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds. Lance Brown recorded 20 points and pulled down seven rebounds.

The Pioneers held a 13-point advantage at the half and led by as many as 21 early in the second half. The Thoroughbreds were able to chip away at the lead and trailed by four with 2:12 left, but were unable to get any closer as William Paterson hit their free throws down the stretch and held off the rally for a 75-69 win.

Skidmore returns to action on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Castleton State.

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