Posted by Skidmore Athletics
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Skidmore College men's basketball team used a balanced attack to cruise to a 91-57 victory over Southern Vermont on Tuesday night, Nov. 22.
The Thoroughbreds improve to 2-0, while the Mountaineers fall to 0-3. The game was a rematch of Skidmore's 128-123 win last season in an NCAA record seven overtimes.
The teams traded baskets early and with 10:46 remaining in the first half, Southern Vermont took an 18-17 lead on a three pointer from Travis Severs. That would be the last lead the Mountaineers would have as the Thoroughbreds closed out the half with a 28-12 run. Eight different players scored for Skidmore during the run, giving them a 45-29 lead at the half.
The second half was much of the same for the Thoroughbreds, outscoring Southern Vermont 26-7 over the first nine minutes of the half. Skidmore had its largest lead of the night with 5:09 remaining as Brian Moore '14 hit one of his three three-pointers for a 37 point advantage at 82-45. The Mountaineers weren't able to get closer than within 29 over the final five minutes as the Thoroughbreds earned the 91-57 win.
Terron Victoria '12 led a balanced Skidmore attack with 14 points, six rebounds and five assists. Brian Lowry '12 added 13 points, while Melvis Langyintuo '12 tallied 11 and Raoul Oloa '12 poured in 10 off the bench. Gerard O'Shea '12 finished with nine points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals.
Avery Mitchell led all scorers with 19 points for Southern Vermont, while Taeshon Johnson posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Jordan Santiago added 10.
Skidmore forced 20 Mountaineer turnovers, while committing just three, and had 25 assists on 35 made shots. The Thoroughbred bench outscored Southern Vermont's bench 38-9.
Skidmore returns to action at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, when they host Oneonta St. for tip-off.