Powered by a red-hot second half, host Stevens University came from behind to capture a 90-79 non-league win over Skidmore College Saturday.
The Thoroughbreds (6-3) led by four at the half, 48-44, but Stevenson (6-4) shot 70 percent from the floor in the second half, hitting 16 of 23 attempts on the way to the 11-point win.
Aldin Medunjanin was the only Thoroughbred starter in double figures, finishing the game with 23 points, including hitting six of nine three-point attempts. Medunjanin also chipped in eight assists. Brian Moore contributed a career-high 20 points off the bench. Eli Johnston collected nine rebounds to go with eight points.
Stevenson helped its cause by scoring 36 points off 27 Skidmore turnovers.
The Thoroughbreds open Liberty League play at home Friday with an 8 p.m. contest against Bard College.
The Skidmore College women's basketball team came close, but came up just short in dropping a hard-fought 66-63 decision to New York University Saturday in the Violet Classic.
Now 2-6 on the season, the Thoroughbreds will play SUNY Plattsburgh in a predetermined 1 p.m. contest Sunday. NYU (6-3) plays William Smith College.
Skidmore led 34-29 at the half, before the Violets regained the lead in the second. The teams exchanged leads six times in the second 20 minutes. Dani DeGregory hit a layup with just 38 seconds left in the game to get within one. But the Violets went 2-4 from the line over the final seconds for the 66-63 final.
DeGregory led Skidmore with 13 points and three assists off the bench. Angela Botiba had nine points and 11 rebounds. Skylar Caligaris added 10 points.
Compiled by Saratoga Wire staff
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