McGuinness Hits 1,000 Points, Adelphi Hoops Sweeps Saint Rose
Albany, N.Y. - For the first time since joining the Northeast-10 Conference in the fall of 2009 the Adelphi University basketball programs swept the College of Saint Rose on the road in doubleheader action, as the men earned an 83-67 decision Wednesday evening following a women's win of 71-66. But that wasn't the only historic happening. Senior Conor McGuinness reached the 1,000 career-point milestone in the final minute of regulation. And not in the most conventional fashion. A foul coupled with a technical foul call on the Golden Knights turned into a four-point opportunity for McGuinness - conveniently the number he needed to hit the 1,000 mark. After going 4-4 in the contest prior to the whistle, he stepped to the line and coolly drained four straight, sealing the deal for the Panthers (17-8, 11-6 NE10) and becoming the 37 player in program history to record 1,000 points. Adelphi led by at-most 11 in the opening half, with the help of a three pointer from Dwaine Williams at 14:03. A 10-2 run in favor of the home team brought them within one, and was followed up by an Adam Anderson tre that evened the contest at 19-all. After trading the lead the Golden Knights ultimately held the upper hand as the teams broke for the locker room, with a two-point lead that was cut in the final seconds courtesy of a Nick Cambio three-pointer. Leading the Brown and Gold was Cambio, who used 13-17 shooting from the field to finish with a new career-high mark of 30 points in the victory. A 10-5 run sparked by Cambio in the second half led to another double-digit lead for Adelphi but not for long as Saint Rose cam back with eight unanswered to trail by two. Jack Laffey scored five points over the ensuing four minutes to pad a 12-7 run for the Panthers in which they shot 5-for-6 from the field. At exactly the two minute mark the visitors still maintained a 10-point cushion and with 60 seconds to go Ronnie Silva knocked down the final bucket from the field, off a pass from Austin Beech. The assist marked the ninth for the contest for Beech, a new career-high. A foul that escalated to a technical on another Saint Rose player sent McGuinness to the line where he proceeded to knock down four consecutive to reach his milestone and close the door on the NE10 meeting, to maintain their position in the standings. Additionally, Southern Connecticut fell to American International Wednesday evening, making it a two-way tie for second between New Haven and the Panthers. The team returns to action on the road when they take a quick trip north to take on Pace University on Saturday, February 16. Game time is set for 3:30 pm. as the second feature of a doubleheader afternoon in Pleasantville, N.Y.
About Adelphi Athletics A regionally and nationally competitive NCAA Division II institution located in Garden City, N.Y., Adelphi University has been a proud member of the Northeast-10 Conference since 2009. Winners of 16 NCAA Division II National Championships and four NE10 Presidents' Cups, Panther athletes have excelled at the conference, regional and national level, both on the field of play and in the classroom. In turn, the Adelphi athletic department is committed to fostering an environment of diversity, inclusion, equity and success where its student-athletes can thrive both on campus and off. S