DELHI, N.Y. (November 26, 2019) – The home atmosphere again dawned brightly on the SUNY Delhi men's basketball team as they claimed a 70-60 victory over Castleton Tuesday evening. The Broncos enter Thanksgiving break with a 5-2 record and a perfect 2-for-2 at home. Including last year, Delhi has won 12 straight home games.
Trailing, 19-17, to the Spartans in the early going, a William Knight 3-pointer put Delhi in front and they never looked back, taking a 37-26 lead into intermission. The men played consistent all through the second half to preserve the comfortable win, as ten of 11 Broncos who took the court produced points. Darius Hines came off the bench for a game-high 17 points, making 4-of-7 threes, as well as three steals. Jordan Fragale tallied 14 points with seven assists, making 7-of-10 shots from the field, as Mavenson Therneus totaled 11 points, along with a pair of blocks.
Both sides shot almost identically, with Delhi connecting on 47.5 percent of their attempts (28-for-59) to Castleton's 43.4 percent (23-for-53). The Broncos fared 7-of-21 from long range and 7-of-12 from the charity stripe, while the Spartans were 6-for-16 and 8-of-11, respectively. The green and gold did tip the scales with a 37-28 lead in rebounds and a 37-27 lead in bench points, as well as coming up with a dozen steals from the Spartans' 18 turnovers. Justin Daoud led the game with nine rebounds, while delivering five points and three steals, as Payton Dean had five boards with four points. Glenn Butler had nearly two of everything on the night, including points, rebounds, steals, and blocks.
Head coach Zack Thomsen's team returns from Thanksgiving break with a four-game week. It begins Monday, Dec. 2 with a local matchup at SUNY Cobleskill at 7:00 p.m. They are home the rest of the week, starting with Bard on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 p.m., Sage Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:00 p.m., and Houghton Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3:00 p.m.