Syracuse, N.Y. - The Holy Family University men's basketball team dropped a non-conference contest to Le Moyne College by the score of 79-49 Saturday afternoon at Ted Grant Court.
Holy Family is now 5-5 overall, while Le Moyne improves to 4-3 overall.
Senior Angel Ayala (Allentown, Pa./William Allen) led Holy Family with a team-high 11 points to go along with five rebounds, two assists and two steals. Ayala came off the bench and shot 4-of-6 from the field and finished 3-of-4 from the free throw line. Freshman Tuhran Griffin (Philadelphia, Pa./Franklin Learning Center) also scored in double figures as he tallied a season-high ten points after knocking down a pair of three-pointers.
For Le Moyne, Brian Zapisek led all scorers with a game-high 17 points. Zapisek also filled the stat sheet with a game-high eight rebounds, six assists and three steals. Sophomore Nate Gause recorded 13 points (5-8 FG) off the bench for the Dolphins, while freshman Qwadere Lovell added 12 points (3-3 FG).
Holy Family led early on as the Tigers compiled a 9-3 lead after freshman Hunter Wysocki (Colts Neck, N.J./Colts Neck) scored a layup at the 13:47 mark of the first half.
However, Le Moyne quickly erased the Tigers lead and used a 30-4 rally over the next ten minutes to lead by as many as 20 points. A jumper by senior Gamal Mohamed gave the Dolphins a 33-13 with 3:48 to play in the half.
Le Moyne would go on to take a 15-point advantage into halftime as the Dolphins led 42-27.
In the second half, Holy Family opened with a 6-0 run to cut the Le Moyne lead to single digits after a layup by Ayala made the score 42-33 (17:41). On the ensuing possession, the Dolphins responded with a basket of their own to regain the double-digit advantage.
From that point on, Le Moyne maintained its double-digit lead the rest of the way.
Holy Family is back in action on Wednesday, Dec. 19 as the Tigers travel to face the University of the Sciences in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference contest. Game time is slated for 8:00 p.m.
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