Tritons Shoot the Lights Out on PBA Men's Basketball in Saturday Showdown

Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications

Box Score

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- With a each half producing a shooting mark of around 60 percent the Eckerd College men’s basketball team flexed their muscle over Palm Beach Atlantic University on Saturday at the Rubin Arena for a 78-47 win. The Tritons didn’t just shoot well but they also kept the Fish off the scoreboard as PBA was held to a season-low of 47 points for the game.

The Sailfish (3-14) would not have luck on their side on Saturday as shot after shot fell outside the interior of the rim, especially from the outside, as they were limited to a 1-of-17 showing from beyond the arc for the game.

On the flip side the Tritons connected on 8-of-15 long-range shots for a superior 53.3 percent outside mark.

The Fish jumped in front for a 4-0 lead early on as Carter McMasters and Salim Fauras connected on back-to-back baskets as the team looked to shake off some recent disappointments versus Lynn University and Nova Southeastern University.

Although their start was positive the end result would not match up on this night as the Tritons (10-4) would regroup on their way to leading by as many as 20 points in the first-half. Athletic wingman Darrien Mack put an exclamation on the half with a dunk in the final minute that pushed EC to a 38-18 lead at the break.

The Tritons advantage would only grow in the second 20 minutes of play as they cruised to another NCAA regional win.

Mack led all scorers with an impressive 20 points off the bench including a 7-of-10 shooting performance from the field in only 21 minutes of court time.

Wayne Sears Jr. and Josh Snodgrass each chipped in with 11 points for Eckerd.

PBA was paced by freshman forward Marcus Hardy who finished with 10 points on 5-of-11 shooting from the field while adding in four rebounds in 27 minutes.

The Fish will have a week off from game action to regroup for a matchup with the University of Tampa on the road on Saturday, January 21st at 4 pm.

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