Men’s basketball heads into break on positive note

Fisher's Tyler English goes up for the lay-up. (Photo Courtesy of Fisher Athletics)

By Nicole Robinson, Staff Writer

The St. John Fisher men’s basketball team came out of The Mark’s Pizzeria Crosstown Shootout 1-1, leaving the team with an overall record of 4-2 heading into a long break in action

The Mark’s Pizzeria Crosstown Men’s Shootout was held at Nazareth College with four teams competing. St. John Fisher, Nazareth, University of Rochester, and Rochester institute of Technology all played with the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

During the first game of the tournament, the Cardinals fell short to University of Rochester 77-66. The game was mostly dominated by Rochester since Fisher never gained the lead. Tyler English had a team high of 16 points, while Keegan Ryan was close behind him with 12 and eight rebounds. Freshman Dennis Hare showed a lot of potential coming off the bench, scoring his career high of 12 points.

“Although it was a disappointing loss, we played decent and we should have a pretty successful season ahead of us,” said Hare.

Fisher continued on in the Mark’s Crosstown Shootout the next day playing Rochester Institute of Technology. The men’s team came out victorious, with a 85-77 win, scoring 10 3-pointers throughout the game.

Tyler English lead the team with 16 points and five assists, while Michael D’Amico finished with his season high of 14 points. Ryan had another fantastic game scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds recording his 34th double-double of his career.

The Cardinals will host SUNY Cortland on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m.

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