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Turell Lifts Macs Past Knights in Statement Win

Ryan Turell’s 28 points were more than double what any single member of the Mount Saint Mary Knights managed to put on the board this evening. Coming off a nearly month-long layoff, Yeshiva got off to a slow start. However, the Macs eventually found a rhythm that powered them to a 89-49 victory over the Knights.

Ofek Reef finished with 15 points on an efficient 7-9 shooting in the win (Photo Credits: Joe Bednarsh)

How it Happened:

  • After winning the tip, the Knights quickly jumped to a three-point lead on a shot by Jayden Figueroa.

  • At the 17:20 mark, Turell finally got Yeshiva on the board.

  • Turell handed the Macs the lead on a long two-pointer to put YU ahead for the first time with 15:24 to go in the first half.

  • Just over 10 minutes into the half, Ryan Turell lengthened the Macs’ lead to nine points making the score 20-11.

  • With about 15 seconds to go in the first, Ofek Reef scored to make it 39-16 going into halftime.

  • Eitan Halpert opened the scoring for the Macs in the second half with a couple of free throws.

  • A matter of a few dozen seconds later, Halpert scored a three-pointer forcing the Knights to call a timeout.

  • With 11:52 left in the game, Turell made the score 60-26 on a layup.

  • With under seven minutes to go, Gabe Leifer gave the Macs a 40 point lead on a free throw.

  • With under a minute to go, Aryeh Halpert gave the Macs their last couple of points and sealed the score at 89-49.

Slow Start:

To begin the game, the Macs were not earning that many shooting opportunities, and even when they did, they often missed their shots. It took over two-and-a-half minutes for the Macs to score their first point of the game. Yeshiva could not manage to begin to pull away from the Knights until 10 minutes into the first half. If not for the Knights’ overall sloppy offense and Jordan Armstrong’s several blocks, the Macs would have fallen much farther behind.

Very Strong Resurgence:

Despite the slow start, the Macs managed to put up 39 points in the first half, followed by a whopping 50 points in the second half. In the second half, the Macs showed off a 73.9 FG% and an 82.4 FT%. After the Macs found their way, the Knights’ defense was no match for the overpowering Yeshiva offense.

For Mount Saint Mary (5-10, 3-4 Skyline):

  • Jayden Figueroa led the Knights with 12 points and Chris Yearwood had 10.

  • Jack Lotito led his team in rebounds with four.

  • Overall, the Knights shot 29.6% and 22.2% from behind the arc.

For Yeshiva (15-1, 8-0 Skyline):

  • Turell posted 28 points throughout the game.

  • Reef and Leifer both scored 15 points each.

  • Leifer led the Macs in both rebounds and assists with eight and four, respectively.

  • Jordan Armstrong had a season-high six blocks.

  • The Macs shot 62.3% overall, and 45.5% from behind the arc.

Up Next:

The Macs continue Skyline play this Saturday evening, January 29th, when they are set to play Maritime College in the Reisenberg Gymnasium at 8:30 PM.


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Jonas YB
Jonas YB
Jan 27, 2022

After the IWU game I realized: for the Mac’s to go far, Jordan Armstrong is going to need to play like he did tonight in the ncaa tournament. End of story. He needs to step up

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