A Maine Roadtrip
The King's College Men's Basketball team arrived back in the city a few days early to go on their Maine road trip. They would face two tough opponents, Central Maine Community College (CMCC) and Southern Maine Community College (SMCC), both Top 20 teams in the USCAA. The team left Friday morning, January 11, and played their first game that night.
King's started off even with CMCC but was unable to keep up with the Mustangs' intensity. Marquis King (So.) led King's in scoring with 19 points, shooting 3-8 from the three. Overall, King's played below average, finishing with a demoralizing 43-111 loss.
As a team, King’s had 37 rebounds, 4 steals, 32 turnovers, and shot 61.5% from the line.
The next day, King's faced off with CMCC's neighbor, SMCC. In the first two minutes of the game, King's leading scorer Keith Myrick Jr. (Fr.) who averages 22 points per game, tried to be awarded a block by going right over an SMCC defender on a fast break layup. He hit the floor hard and had to be helped off the court and taken away by paramedics during the game. He fractured his hip and is out for the season.
King's battled hard despite the early loss, but could not fight back SMCC's size. David Dantzler (Sr.), the team captain, scored 23 points and shot 44% from the three. Gezim Usini (Fr.) trailed with 18 points, shooting 6-7 from the free throw line. King's lost 56-102. A taping of the game is available here.
King’s notched 37 rebounds, 6 steals, 18 turnovers, and shot 83.3% from the line.
On Wednesday, January 16, King's will travel up to play Sarah Lawrence.