Backed by an inspired defensive effort, Mount St. Mary's downed Bryant 68-44 at Knott Arena on Monday evening capturing a much needed win and ending a six-game losing streak.
The Mount took control early against a Bryant team that clearly was overmatched on this evening and rolled to the victory. Jean Cajou led the offensive effort with 17 points, including a pair of long jumpers midway through the first half that really broke things open. Shawn Atupem scored 12 points on a good offensive effort, and Kelly Beidler had 10 and 11 rebounds, playing like a man among boys at times.
The offense still needs some work, they still don't look 100% sharp. But it was better and if they could get a few more open three-pointers to drop, it would look a lot better. I believe the final numbers will show the Mount was 3-of-13 from behind the line. The foul shooting was noticeably better, I'm going to say in the 15-of-19 range.
This is something to build on, and we'll see if they can't carry it over to Friday and the new year at Lafayette. It would be nice to get a little win streak before Robert Morris comes to town next Monday night.