The Mount won on the road 60-59 over Central Connecticut State on Saturday afternoon to move back to .500 with its fourth straight win. The win also makes the Mount a perfect 2-0 in the NEC to start the season.
The Mount controlled the action most of the way, leading by six 35-29 at the half and pushing the lead to double figures in the second half. But CCSU rallied twice and the Mount held off both charges. The Mount went scoreless from just under the 10 minute mark until about the 5 minute point and the Devils climbed within 1. But then the Mount restored the lead to 7 with just under 2 minutes to play. Still Central had it to two when Chris Vann scored for the Mount with 4 seconds left. Shemik Thompson hit a three at the buzzer to make it a one point margin.
Jeremy Goode led the Mount with 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting while Will Holland had 16, knocking down 3 three-pointers. Jason Loughry led the Mount with 8 rebounds.
Tristan Blackwood led the Blue Devils with 25. The loss is the defending champs second in as many NEC contests this season.
The Mount is off for one week before returning to the road, with the four-game win streak in hand at Maine next Saturday afternoon.