April 27, 2018

Mount St. Mary’s men’s basketball hosts American in home opener

By Maryland Sports Access Crew

Mount St. Mary’s men’s basketball will play host to American for its home opener tonight at 7 o’clock pm in the Knott Arena. Maryland Sports Access will be providing live game tweets and a full game recap.

With Jamion Christian at the helm for the Mount, they have enjoyed a successful run when hitting the home-hardwood – totaling a 29-9 (.763) record the past three seasons at the Knott Arena.

The Mount are coming off of back-to-back losses to Elon and Furman, despite having second-half comeback bids fall short in the Battle 4 Atlantis. MSM guard, Byron Ashe, scored a career-high 25 points against Elon. On the year, they carry an 0-6 record into Tuesday night’s match-up. Four of those six losses came to Power-5 opponents, no. 2 Maryland, Ohio State, Washington and no. 10 Gonzaga.

One eye-popping statistic is that, they sit 29th in the nation in turnover percentage, forcing a turnover 22.8 percent of its defensive possessions behind guards Ashe and Junior Robinson.

The Mountaineers will host their next two home games against Loyola (Dec. 5) and Bucknell (Dec. 8) before hitting the road against Lehigh (Dec. 19)



Points: Byron Ashe, 15.0 PPG

Rebounds: Byron Ashe, 4.5 RPG

Assists: Junior Robinson, 2.7 APG

Steals: Byron Ashe, 1.2 SPG

Blocks: Taylor Danaher, 1.2 BPG

FG%: Khalid Nwandu, .692% (9 for 13)

FT%: Charles Glover 1.000% (1 for 1)

3P%: Charles Glover .353% (6 for 17)

About Kyle McFadden 416 Articles
Kyle McFadden is a graduate from Linganore High School's Class of 2014, a sports junkie and general news-hound. He got his start as a sports writer in January 2014 for Linganore's student-run newspaper The Lance, where he wrote 13 articles. McFadden then launched his own blog in October 2014 called The Beltway Dispatch covering collegiate, local high school and professional sports. Formally known as The Beltway Dispatch, McFadden and Evan Engelhard merged respective platforms in June 2015 to make what is now Maryland Sports Access. With baseball, basketball and golf experience, McFadden brings ample knowledge to the helm of MSA. McFadden covers a wide variety of sports in football, baseball, basketball, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer and specializes in the collegiate and high school levels. McFadden volunteers his time at Damascus Road Community Church -- serving as a mentor to the youth, basketball coach at the varsity and junior varsity levels, and leads a small group of high school sophomores every Wednesday night. Although he's only been around journalism since January 2014, he's a high school sports reporter for The Baltimore Sun and freelancer for The Frederick News-Post. McFadden's work has also appeared in DMV newspapers The Aegis, The Capital Gazette, The Daily Times (Delmarva Now), The Hometown Observer, Howard County Times, Germantown Pulse and The Towson Times. He's also won two Mike Powell Excellence in Journalism awards and has appeared on The Best of SNO, which showcases top student work of high school and college journalists. McFadden currently studies at Frederick Community College and plans to transfer to the University of Maryland in the fall of 2018 to work on a bachelor's degree in journalism with aspirations to be a national college basketball writer.
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