Exum’s Pours in 24, Chargers Fall to Pace, 83-71

Charger Athletics

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – The University of New Haven men’s basketball team concluded its 2010-11 road schedule on Saturday afternoon with a setback to Pace University at the Goldstein Fit Center. Despite a strong second half and a tremendous individual effort from Justin Exum, the Chargers were defeated by the Setters, 83-71.

The first half featured a positive start from the home team, as the Setters posted 41 points in the opening stanza. Exum kept the Chargers within striking distance with 15 points in the frame, leaving UNH trailing by nine (41-32) as the halftime whistle sounded.

After the break, the Chargers quickly erased their deficit with a 13-0 run to start the second half. Exum knocked down three from behind the arc, paired with two lay-ups from Robert Jamerson and Jeffery Adkins. The teams would exchange baskets until the 8:40 mark, where the Chargers held a one-point lead.

Unfortunately, that was the last lead of the game for the Chargers, as Pace boasted off a 12-2 run over the next six minutes of action. The double-digit lead was too much to overcome as UNH suffered its 13th loss away from home.

Exum finished with a game-high 24 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including 6-of-10 from behind the arc. Jamerson completed the double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Mike Stys chimed in with 13 points of his own.

Four Setters poured in double-figures – David Eismeier (20), Delroy Daley (18), Adrian Mills (16) and Demetrius Primus-Devonish (10).

Pace connected on 50 percent of its field goals and controlled the boards with a 41-29 edge. New Haven knocked down 12-of-24 from long range and 45 percent from the floor. However, the Chargers only managed four points from the bench and committed 10 turnovers leading to 13 points for the Setters.

With the loss, the Chargers fell to 7-18 overall and 5-16 in the Northeast-10 Conference.

The Chargers return to action on Wednesday, February 23 with their final game of the 2010-11 campaign. UNH will take on Adelphi University at 7:30 p.m. at Charger Gymnasium. Prior to the tip-off, the men’s basketball program will honor its two seniors as they conclude their careers.