Sunday, February 17, 2013

Maritime Ends Season With Loss To Yeshiva

BRONX , NEW YORK, February 17- The Maritime basketball team lost its season-finale Saturday night at home to Skyline opponent Yeshiva University, 76-68, at the Riesenberg Hall Gymnasium. The Privateers end the year with a 4-19 overall record (3-15 Skyline), doubling their win total from the 2011-12 season, while the Maccabees improve to 11-14 (7-11 Skyline) and clinch the last seed in the Skyline Conference Tournament.

Senior Ron Bethea (Harlem, N.Y./Humanities Prep.) recorded his team-leading 10th 20-plus-point game of the season with 22 points, while sophomore Sean Corley (Harlem, N.Y./Thurgood Marshall) contributed 14 points and nine rebounds, just one board short of a double-double, to go along with six steals and five assists. Sophomore T-Vaughn Gibson (Freeport, Bahamas/Sunland Baptist) rounded out Maritime’s double-digit scorers with 18 points.

The game was a tale of two halves, as Yeshiva took a big lead in the latter part of the first half and went into the break with a 47-28 advantage. The Privateers charged back in the second half to cut the 19-point deficit to as little as five points, 62-57, at 7:09. The action was pretty even from there, but despite Maritime outscoring the Maccabees 40-29 in the second half, the Macs held on for the victory.

For Yeshiva, senior Gil Bash had a game-high 28 points and junior Shlomo Weissberg recorded a double-double with 18 points and 16 rebounds. Freshman Yosef Rosenthal added 10 points for the Macs. YU shot a season-high 70.7-percent from the field (29-for-41), which ranked as the sixth highest shooting percentage in a DIII game this season.

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