Hanover, NH (Sports Network) - Isaiah McCray scored 18 points as the IUPU-Fort
Wayne Mastodons held off the Dartmouth Big Green 70-66 in a non-conference
bout at Leede Arena.
Mario Hines put in 15 points and brought down eight rebounds for IPFW (4-3).
Luis Jacobs added 13 points and Frank Gaines chipped in 12.
Alex Mitola led Dartmouth (1-2) with 18 points. John Golden (15 points) and
Gabas Maldunas (10 points, 8 rebounds) also got into double figures.
At the end of the first half it looked like IPFW would run away with the
decision. The Mastodons led 37-24 at the break after connecting on 54.5
percent of their first half field goal attempts including 5-of-7 from beyond
Dartmouth clawed its way back and trailed by just a point (57-54) with 7:34
remaining but was unable to complete the comeback. The Big Green shot 46.4
percent in the period and outscored the Mastodons 12-3 from beyond the arc.
Despite taking twice as many shots from the free throw line as Dartmouth,
IPFW held only an 18-13 edge on points from the charity stripe.
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