Ivy League Basketball Roundup: 12/14/2014
Below is the Ivy League Basketball Roundup for Sunday, December 14, 2014. Dartmouth was the only team to play, as they faced Jacksonville State on the road.
Dartmouth Falls On The Road To Jacksonville State
After falling behind double digits to Jacksonville State, Dartmouth was unable to rally in their 79-67 loss on the road. Gabas Malduanas scored a season high 27 points while recording his second straight double-double.
By the first TV timeout, Jacksonville State led 12-8 with 5 points from Jamal Hunter. The next 10 minutes still kept the Gamecocks in the lead at 23-16. D.J. Felder scored the final 6 points for the Gamecocks heading into the under 8 TV timeout. Out of the break, Jacksonville State increased their margin to double digits and continued to hold a margin similar to that until halftime. Jacksonville State led 41-28 at halftime.
In the first half, Gabas Maldunas led the way for Dartmouth with 8 points. The Big Green shot 40.7% from the field (11 of 27) and hit only 2 of 7 three pointers (28.6%). The Gamecocks were led by 10 points from D.J. Felder and 9 points from Jeremy Watson. Two others, Jamal Hunter and Darion Rackley, scored 7 points. Jacksonville State shot 53.8% from the field (14 of 26) and hit 3 of 7 three pointers (42.9%). They made 10 of 14 free throws (71.4%) and out-rebounded Dartmouth 19-11.
The second half saw Dartmouth continue to trail by double digits. At the first TV timeout, Dartmouth was down 45-34 and the second TV timeout saw them down 51-40. However, the Big Green would begin to cut into the deficit in the final 10 minutes with three points from Maldunas, which left them down 51-46. The lead was only 4 points at 61-57 with 4:27 remaining, but a 6-0 run put the Gamecocks back up double digits. A litany of free throws from Jacksonville State allowed them to preserve the double digit victory 79-67.
For the game, Gabas Maldunas had 27 points on 11 of 15 shooting. He grabbed 10 rebounds as well, which is only his second double-double of the season. Alex Mitola scored 13 points while Connor Boehm finished with 10 points. Josh Golden played his first game of the year scoring 8 points and corralling 6 rebounds. The Big Green went 25 of 56 from the field (44.6%) and hit only 3 of 14 three pointers (21.4%). They went 14 of 18 from the free throw line (77.8%), had 18 assists, and committed 13 turnovers.
Darion Rackley had 22 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists to lead Jacksonville State. He went 5 of 12 from the field, but drained 9 of 12 free throws. Jeremy Watson had a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. D.J. Felder scored 14 points and Jamal Hunter finished with 11 points and 8 rebounds. The Gamecocks went 22 of 52 from the field (42.3%) and hit 5 of 14 from beyond the arc (35.7%). The big disparity was on the charity stripe where they went 30 of 41 for a 73.2% success rate. They out-rebounded Dartmouth 35-33, had 14 assists, and committed only 8 turnovers.
Dartmouth (3-5) has a quick turnaround with a road game at Mercer (5-4) on Tuesday night. Jacksonville State (6-4) has won 6 of their last 7 games and also have another game on Tuesday night. They face UNC-Asheville (4-4) at home.