Canton, NY- The MCLA Men's Basketball team held a nine point halftime lead but couldn't hold on as they fell to SUNY-Canton 79-73 Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Trailblazers fall to 2-7 on the season. Canton moves to 6-3 overall.
The Trailblazers jumped out to the first half advantage led by Young who tallied 9 points off the bench while Harris added 8 for the 37-28 lead.
Early in the second half, MCLA seemed in control. After Jamal Brown's putback with nineteen minutes left, MCLA led 41-32. Canton used an 11-0 run to take a two point lead. MCLA regained the lead on a few occasions, but failed to put Canton away.
With 1:28 left, MCLA's Vernon Cross buried a three to pull the Trailblazers within 73-71, however the hosts would outscore MCLA 6-2 down the stretch to pull out the win.
MCLA was outrebounded by Canton 47-35 in the contest. Canton was led by Vonallen Pickett's 26 points on 10-12 shooting. Woody Jules added a double double collecting 22 points and 12 caroms. Scott Dixon finished with 11 rebounds as well.
MCLA wraps up semester play on Tuesday when they travel to NYU.