Eagles Take Down Saints 69-53

Trevor Clune scored 10 points with five rebounds and five assists off of the bench.
Trevor Clune scored 10 points with five rebounds and five assists off of the bench.

HUNTINGDON, Pa.- Juniata trailed 9-3 early in the first half but a 13-0 run helped the Eagles take a lead they would not relinquish as they won 69-53 over Marymount on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Gymnasium. The win lifts JC's record to 3-1 overall while the Saints fall to 1-2.


Marymount led 9-3 with exactly 15 minutes to play in the first half. The Eagles' 13-0 run that spanned over three minutes of game time gave them a 16-9 advantage. The JC lead grew to 14 points, 25-11, with 7:05 showing on the game clock. The Saints fought their way back to get the score to 30-26 at 17 seconds but Seth Brewer's (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township) jumper at the buzzer made the score 32-26 in Juniata's favor at the break.


In the second half, the Eagles' 16-4 run to start put them up 48-30 with 14:40 to play and gave them a lead they would not let go. Juniata's lead was as much as 23 points with 9:09 left to play.


Marcus Lee (Carrolltown, Pa./Bishop Carroll) led with 21 points and added a team-best 13 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. He also blocked three shots. Brandon Martinazzi (Cresson, Pa./Bishop Carroll) put up 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting and was good on four of his five three-point attempts. Damon Rickens (Altoona, Pa./Bishop Guilfoyle) tallied 11 points.  Brewer finished with eight points, six boards, five assists, and two steals. Trevor Clune (Meadville, Pa./Meadville Area) scored 10 points off the bench for the Eagles and also picked up five rebounds and and five assists.


Juniata shot 24-of-26 (52.2%) from the floor compared to Marymount's 17-of-40 (42.5%). The Eagles dominated on the glass with a 33-19 advantage. JC had a 20-7 advantage in points off of turnovers, 10-2 in second chance points, and 28-22 in the paint.


The Eagles are idle until next Saturday when they being Landmark Conference play as Juniata travels to Scranton to play the Royals. Game time will be at 4:00 p.m.