BRONX, NEW YORK, November 28- The Maritime basketball team played host to arch-rival Kings Point on Tuesday night at the Riesenberg Hall Gymnasium and lost to the Mariners by the score of 78-42. The defeat drops the Privateers to 0-4 on the season, while USMMA improves to 2-1.
Two players scored in double-figures for Maritime, led by sophomore T-Vaughn Gibson (Freeport, Bahamas/Sunland Baptist), who had 17 points and a team-high five rebounds. Freshman Tim McNamara (Somerville, N.J./Somerville) finished the night with 10 points and two assists, while senior Ron Bethea (Harlem, N.Y./Humanities Prep.) recorded nine points.
The Mariners shot an impressive 56.9-percent from the field (33-of-58) and did not trail once in the game. They relied on shots down low, as the outscored the Privateers 30-6 in points in the paint.
Kings Point was led by junior Reed Buck, who recorded a double-double with a game-high 25 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman David Smith added 15 points.
The Privateers are back in action on Thursday night, when they play host to Skyline opponent NYU-Poly. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Riesenberg Hall Gym.
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