CALDWELL, N.J. -- Caldwell College owned a 52-33 percent shooting advantage from the floor in its 76-57 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference men's basketball victory over visiting Felician College on Monday night at the Newman Center. Junior swingman Antoine Obery (Roselle, NJ) scored 19 points with six rebounds for Felician (5-8, 3-4), which saw a three game win streak snapped.
Obery netted 14 points in the game's first 14 minutes, as his three-point play left the Golden Falcons ahead, 22-21, with six minutes, 19 seconds, remaining in the first half. But Caldwell (9-6, 4-4) closed the half with an 18-4 run for a 39-26 halftime lead.
The Cougars quickly stretched their edge to 17 in the first four minutes of the second stanza. But out of a timeout, Obery and David Williamson (Bronx, NY) combined for nine points in an 11-0 Felician run which pulled the visitors to within 48-42 with 14:48 to play in the contest. But that was as close as the Golden Falcons would come, as Caldwell outscored their guests, 21-2 over the next nine minutes of action to put the game away.
Junior Todd Fleming (Roselle, NJ) came off the bench to score eight points in 13 minutes for the Golden Falcons. Williamson and Jimmy Schmitt (Elmwood Park, NJ) also finished with eight. Caldwell received a career-high 23 points (7-11 FG, 8-10 FT) from junior Arthur Morrison (Bridgewater, NJ) among three double-figure scorers.
Felician was 2 for 25 from three-point range for the night, including 0 for 14 in the first half. The Golden Falcons were also outscored, 22-9, at the foul line. It was the Golden Falcons' first loss to Caldwell in the teams' last seven meetings.