The Brescia Men's Basketball team took on the homestanding Celtics of Carlow College on Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh, PA. After a sluggish start that saw the home team jump out to an 18-8 advantage, the Bearcats righted the ship and went on a dominant run to end the first half that saw their lead grow to as many as 17 before settling for a 50-37 lead at the break.
Carlow once again came out firing in the second half, cutting the lead to 6 on multiple occasions before Brescia put the game out of reach, taking the lead past the 20-point mark with just over 3:00 remaining. When the final buzzer sounded, the Bearcats had defeated the Celtics 93-77 and moved to 2-0 in the KIAC.
Just as it did in Saturday's victory over Point Park, defense ruled the day for the Bearcats as they held Carlow to 29-86 (33.7%) from the floor and 4-24 (16.7%) from behind the three-point line. Brescia shot the ball well, going 32-61 (52.5%) from the field and 10-22 (45.5%) from deep. The Bearcats also shared the ball well, dishing out 23 assists while only turning the ball over 11 times. Jermain Langley had a monster day for Brescia, scoring 19 points while distributing 11 assists and pulling down 9 rebounds. Dillon Geralds (16), Tavon Johnson (14), and Kyle Nixon (13) also scored in double-figures for the Bearcats.
Brescia gets some much-needed rest before playing their next game, a home contest against the Patriots of Morthland College on December 1st.