Tonawanda News


February 7, 2014

Daemen wins big over Molloy, 111-72

Tonawanda News —

AMHERST — On the heels of one of the most dramatic wins in Western New York college basketball this season last weekend, the Daemen men's basketball team followed up its 84-83 comeback win over the New York Institute of Technology with a blowout 111-72 win over Molloy College Friday night at Lumsden Gymnasium.

With the victory the Wildcats (16-6, 13-3 East Coast Conference) extend their home win streak to 32 straight games and have now won nine in a row overall. Four Daemen players scored in double figures and the Wildcats shot 59 percent from the field and 62 percent from three-point range as a team.

"It's one of those days where everything went our way," said Daemen head coach Don Silveri. "We got their two big guys in foul trouble right away and their whole game plan was to stop Gerald (Beverly), and they kind of forgot about everybody else."

Beverly still finished with 16 points, but Wildcats forward Jordan Greene was the star against the Lions, scoring a game-high 20 points, including 4-for-5 from behind the arc. 

The sharpshooter is the first guy off the bench and Silveri called him Daemen's assassin. 

Greene enjoys his role.

"It's not that I don't like to start but I prefer coming off the bench and having that scorer's mentality," Greene said. "I think the team looks at me to score so I just try to do what I can."

Silveri said he likes to run a play for Greene as soon as he checks into the game to gauge what kind of night it's going to be for the junior. Usually, if he sinks his shot, Silveri said he knows it's "lights out."

Daemen associate head coach Mike Miranto (North Tonawanda) said it's a luxury to have a player of Greene's skill level available off the bench.

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