BRONX, NEW YORK, November 21- The Maritime basketball team lost to local CUNYAC-rival The City College of New York, 65-36, at the Beavers’ Nat Holman Gymnasium. The Privateers fall to 0-3 on the season, while CCNY improves to 3-0.
Senior Ron Bethea (Harlem, N.Y./Humanities Prep.) recorded a team-high 10 points, while freshman Tim McNamara (Somerville, N.J./Somerville) added eight to go along with four rebounds. The Privateers struggled in the first half, turning the ball over 17 times, which led to 27 points for City College. CCNY had a 40-13 lead going into the locker room at halftime.
Maritime played much stronger in the second half, being outscored only 25-23, but the first-half deficit was too large to overcome.
Junior Brandon Reeves led all players with 18 points for the Beavers and matched the game-high with five rebounds. Two other players scored in double-digits for CCNY: freshman Zachary Heiss (15) and sophomore Anthony Lewis (11).
The Privateers will be back in action, when they will play host to arch-rival Kings Point.