College Basketball Roundup | Mustangs rally to knock off Crusaders

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Mid-Atlantic Christian's Khalil Bolden (4) scored 20 points against Christendom College, Saturday.


From staff reports

Sunday, February 17, 2019

FRONT ROYAL, Va. — The Mid-Atlantic Christian men’s basketball team rallied from a second-half deficit to defeat Christendom College 69-66 Saturday afternoon at Christendom College.

MACU (4-20) outscored the Crusaders (6-13) 37-26 in the second half.

Christendom held a 40-32 lead at halftime.

MACU trailed by nine points with around 12 minutes remaining in the second half and took its first lead of the second half with around four minutes to go.

The Mustangs were led offensively by Khalil Bolden, who scored 15 of his team-high 20 points in the second half.

He added seven assists, two steals and three rebounds.

Alex Stanley followed with 17 points, and seven rebounds, while Malik Galloway scored 12 points with 15 rebounds and two blocks.

Patrick Pennefather scored a game-high 30 points with seven rebounds, three assists and two steals for Christendom.

Jon Messing followed with 16 points for the Crusaders.

Virginia State 78, Elizabeth City State 73: The Vikings (12-14, 8-7 CIAA) fell to the Trojans (22-4, 14-1 CIAA) at Virginia State Saturday evening.

Both teams shot well from the field as ECSU shot 48.2 percent, while VSU shot 49 percent in the contest.

Justin Faison led ECSU with 20 points and four assists, John Maynor followed with 13 points and four rebounds, while Shyheid Petteway posted 10 points.

Virginia State had four players score 10 or more points in the contest.

Jalen Jackson led VSU with 18 points, while Jahmere Howze followed with 17 points.

Both teams traded the lead in the second half, with the Vikings holding a 62-57 lead with less than nine minutes remaining in the second half.

Virginia State held the advantage at the free-throw line as the Trojans made 22-of-24 from the line, while ECSU shot 7-of-9 from the line.


Christendom College 64, Mid-Atlantic Christian 52, OT: The Lady Mustangs (4-17) lost at Christendom College in overtime Saturday afternoon.

Christendom (7-7) outscored MACU 15-3 in the overtime period.

Only five players earned minutes in the game for MACU.

Amanda Lemons led MACU with 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals, Imani Simmons followed with 13 points and five rebounds, while Kendra Campbell posted 11 points, 13 rebounds and two steals.

Christendom had four players score 10 or more points in the win.

Georgie Messing led the Crusaders with 15 points and 14 rebounds, Gemma McMahon and Helena Briggs posted 14 points each, while Mercy Willson had 13 points and 21 rebounds.

McMahon added 19 rebounds.

Virginia State 59, Elizabeth City State 55: ECSU (13-13, 5-10 CIAA) was outscored 23-14 in the fourth quarter as Virginia State (11-13, 5-10 CIAA) secured the CIAA Northern Division win at home Saturday afternoon.

Asia Deal led ECSU with 16 points, Jalyn Brown followed with 11 points and Naterria Luster posted 10 points.

ECSU struggled shooting from the field as it made just 20-of-54 shots (37 percent) from the field.

Yazmen Hannah paced VSU with 19 points, while Chrisanna Green followed with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

Autumn Hopson added 13 points in the win.