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Morici goes for career-high 14 in Lions' road loss against Haverford

Morici goes for career-high 14 in Lions' road loss against Haverford

HAVERFORD, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College men's basketball team began a string of three-straight road games with an 88-50 non-conference loss to Haverford College in Gooding Arena Wednesday night.

Joe Morici returned to the Bryn Athyn lineup after a three-game absence to lead the Lions in scoring with a career-high 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting. Morici also grabbed a career-best five rebounds.

Tariq Moore contributed 12 points, a team-high six rebounds, two steals, and one assist. Anthony Burr had nine points and three assists, while Okoye Taylor scored seven points.

Bryn Athyn was strong in the early going, getting out to a 12-7 lead with 6:20 gone thanks to an 8-1 run capped off by a Dante Lanzetta offensive rebound and putback. Moore and Taylor both hit 3-pointers during the surge.

The Fords (7-1) then took control of the contest by outscoring the Lions 31-2 over the next 8:32 to move ahead 38-14 with 5:08 left in the first half. Bryn Athyn shot 1-of-9 from the field during that span with the lone points coming on a Moore layup at the 11:35 mark. On the flip side, Haverford made 11 of its 13 attempts, led by 8 of Jonathan Lang's game-high 17 points.

Morici had a strong second half for Bryn Athyn, who shot 41.4 percent (12-of-29) in the half, by going 5-of-7 from the field to score 12 points. Burr connected on a pair of 3-pointers to added eight points.

Dhruv Mehrota added 14 points for Haverford, while Charlie Mamlin drained four 3-pointers to end up with 12 points.

The Fords shot 28-of-59 (47.5 percent) from the field and 14-of-29 (48.3 percent) from behind the 3-point arc. Bryn Athyn made 20 of its 56 shot attempts (35.7 percent).

Bryn Athyn (0-8) travels to the College of Saint Elizabeth for a Colonial States Athletic Conference contest on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m.