Mount St. Joseph University

12/08/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/08/2019 12:20

Men’s Basketball Gets First HCAC Win of the Season Behind Brady Thomas’s Career Day

DELHI, Ohio - The Mount St. Joseph University men's basketball team took down returned home to take on the Earlham Quakers after nearly a month on the road. The Lions played their most complete game of the season in and 85-59 rout of the Quakers.

The Lions dominated the action from the game's opening minutes. They opened the game on a 10-5 run, and after the 17:54, mark of the first half would not trail the rest of the game. Brady Thomas (Grove City, Ohio/Bishop Ready) got the offense cooking with 14 points in the first 7 minutes of action. Thomas went to the bench for the remainder of the half after picking up his second foul with 13:22 to go in the half. The team did not miss a beat without him though, immediately going on a 12-5 run. A pair of free throws from senior Cedric Woods (Fairfield, Ohio/Fairfield) in the final second of the half put the Lions ahead 46-24 going into the intermission.

Coming out of the halftime break the teams would go back and forth. However, every time the Quakers threatened to get back into the game the Lions had an answer. They were outstanding on the offensive end the entire game, shooting a season-high 63 percent from the field in the game. They were also dominant on the backboards in the game outrebounding the bigger Quakers 34-19. Devin Young (Crestwood, Ky. /South Oldham) led the way on the boards pulling down a season-high nine rebounds.

'It was really nice to have our guys finally have a consistent 40-minute effort.' Said Coach Carrigan after the win.

All told, the Lions had four players in double-figures scoring, led by Thomas and his 32. Joining him in double figures was Young who narrowly missed a triple-double with 12 points, 9 rebounds and a career-high 7 assists. Tanner Clos (Alexandria, Ky./Campbell Co.) scored 17 points to go along with 5 rebounds and a pair of steals and Avery Paddock (Alexandria, Ind./Alexandria) scored a career-high 12 off the bench, going a perfect 5-5 from the field, 1-1 from three and 1-1 from the free-throw line.

The Lions will have seven days off before their next game, when the again take the floor at the Harrington Center. Saturday December 14, they will welcome the Ravens of Anderson to Delhi for another HCAC matchup. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 4:00 PM, tune into MSJsports.com for all of your Lions coverage this season.