April 22, 2018

Mount St. Mary’s downs Fairleigh Dickinson, tied atop NEC

Elijah Long stuffed the stat sheet on Thursday night, recording 14 points, 12 assists, seven rebounds and five steals. Photo courtesy of Mount Athletics.

Elijah Long’s career night (14 points, 12 assists, seven rebounds and five steals) propelled Mount St. Mary’s to a 77-70 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday night.

The win moves Mount St. Mary’s (6-12, 4-1 NEC) into a first-place tie with Fairleigh Dickinson (6-10, 4-1 NEC) and LIU Brooklyn (11-7, 4-1 NEC) atop the Northeast Conference.

Long sparked a 7-0 run to conclude the final 1:07 with a layup that gave the Mountaineers a 72-70 lead. On the next possession, Long forced a turnover and assisted on Junior Robinson’s layup to pad the lead to 74-70. Robinson soon added a pair of free throws and Long made one more to seal their fourth conference victory.

Mount St. Mary’s shot 57.1 percent (28 of 49) from the floor.

Greg Alexander scored a team-high 19 points on five 3-pointers. Robinson finished with 16 points. Ryan Gomes added 10 points (5 of 5 shooting) in 13 minutes off the bench and Chris Wray chipped in with 10 points (5 of 6 shooting) and four rebounds.

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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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