Associate Sports Editor
The Millersville Men’s basketball rebounded after Friday’s eight-point loss to Shepherdstown.The Marauders defeated the Mountain East Conference champs Wheeling Jesuit, with a score of 91-71. How this was achieved was with the help of two key players that dominated the court, senior Marcus Adkison, and sophomore Caden Najdawi. Adkison hit 6 of 8 from three for the second consecutive game with five or more, while Najdawi added 19 while hitting a career-high 3 of 3 from three.
From a little over six minutes, the Millersville offense snapped early and raced into a 14-4 lead. This lead continued on with Amadou Kaba’s 3-pointer with 28 seconds left put the Marauders up 51-30 at the half. The crowds went wild and cheered on the captivating, but things were just getting started. Millersville then drilled 16 of 28 (.571) shots and connected on 8 of 14 threes in the second half. Afterward, Millersville led a 72-40 in the last 12 minute of the game.
Wheeling Jesuit was overpowered by Millersville’s eruption with a 36.9% shooting and with a 41-31 advantage on the scoreboard. Coach Casey Stitzel said,
“Defensive was the key to everything,” said Stitzel. “For the first 35 minutes we had great communication, did a great job with switches and keeping guys out of the lane. Our intensity was great. We played together on the defensive end.”
The Marauders will then plays two home games this week. One on November 14 against Georgian Court and on November 17 versus Lincoln.