Skidmore Men's Basketball win home opener

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Skidmore College men's basketball team jumped out to a 10-0 lead and never looked back on the way to a 77-42 win over Cobleskill in the season opener for both teams Tuesday night at the Williamson Sports Center.

Melvis Langyintuo '12 led a balanced Thoroughbred offense with 16 points in only 15 minutes. Skidmore had 12 players score in the contest. Langyintuo was 6-8 from the floor, including 2-3 from three-point range. Terron Victoria '12 hit for 10 points to go along with four steals. Gerard O'Shea '12 added six points, five assists and three steals, while Nanribet Yiljep '15 came off the bench to score seven points and pull down four rebounds in his first collegiate game.

Jessie Allen scored 13 points off the bench as the lone Fighting Tiger in double figures.

The Thoroughbreds kept Cobleskill off the board until Brendan Davis hit a three with 15:29 to play to make it 10-3. That was a close as the Fighter Tigers would get in the contest, with the home team leading by as many as 23 in the first half.

Skidmore hit 12 threes in the contest, shooting 12-31 (.387) from beyond the arc. Cobleskill struggled from long range, going 4-20 (.200) from three-point range.

The Thoroughbreds return to action at home at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, against Southern Vermont College.

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