Friars Back On The Floor For Mal Brown Men’s Basketball Scrimmage
The Providence College men’s basketball team held the Mal Brown Intra-Squad Scrimmage on Saturday, October 15 at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, R.I. The Black Team, led by graduate student Jared Bynum (Largo, Md.), earned an 87-84 victory over the White Team, led by sophomore Bryce Hopkins (Oak Park, Ill.). Hopkins notched a game-high 29 points and Bynum recorded 23 points.
#1 Jayden Pierre (Elizabeth, N.J.)
#3 Quante Berry (Cleveland, Tenn.)
#21 Clifton Moore (Ambler, Pa.)
#22 Devin Carter (Miami, Fla.)
#23 Bryce Hopkins (Oak Park, Ill.)
#24 Luke Fonts (Portsmouth, R.I.)
#0 Alyn Breed (Powder Springs, Ga.)
#4 Jared Bynum (Largo, Md.)
#5 Ed Croswell (Philadelphia, Pa.)
#10 Noah Locke (Baltimore, Md.)
#13 Scott Morozov (Toronto, Canada)
#30 Rafael Castro (Dover, N.J.)
#33 Kieran O’Haire (Menands, N.Y.)
Croswell scored the first basket of the game for the Black Team. The Black Team jumped out to an early 6-0 lead.
At the 16:55 mark, redshirt freshman Floyd, Jr. finished in the paint to put the White Team on the board. Locke responded with a three-pointer from the top of the key for the Black Team.
The Black Team led, 11-4, at the first timeout of the game.
Locke opened the game 3-4 from three-point territory. The Black Team held a commanding lead, 25-10, with under 12 minutes remaining in the half.
Croswell and Locke led the way for the Black Team throughout the first half. Carter was the focal point of the white offense.
At the 4:28 mark, Hopkins stepped in front of a pass and finished a contested layup in transition. The White Team cut into the deficit, trailing 36-23.
Breed made tough layups on back-to-back possessions for the Black Team in the final minutes. Breed had nine points heading into halftime.
Floyd, Jr. made the tip-in layup for the White Team at the halftime buzzer.
The Black Team held a 46-34 lead at the half.
The White Team shot 16-33 (48.5%) from the field, 2-6 (33.3%) from three, and did not attempt a free throw in the first half.
The Black Team shot 19-38 (50.0%) from the field, 5-13 (38.5%) from three, and 3-7 (42.9%) from the free throw line in the first half.
Hopkins scored the opening basket of the second half for the White Team.
After a strong start by the White Team, the deficit was in the single digits for the first time since the opening minutes of the game.
With 13 minutes remaining, the Black Team’s lead had dwindled to four, 52-48.
Midway through the second half, Moore knocked down two three-pointers to continue the White Team’s offensive surge.
Bynum buried a three-pointer from the right corner with seven minutes to play. The Black Team extended their lead back to 11, 71-60.
Led by Hopkins, the White Team made another run, cutting the deficit to five before the final media timeout.
Pierre made it a one-possession game, 74-71, with three minutes to play. Croswell responded right away for the Black Team with a jump hook in the paint.
At the 1:41 mark, Bynum drew the foul and drained a three-ball. He completed the four-point play to give the Black Team an 82-75 advantage. Bynum quickly forced a turnover on the ensuing possession.
With three seconds remaining, Carter made a second-chance layup for the White Team, cutting the deficit to only two, 86-84. On the following possession, Bynum missed one free throw, leaving the door open for the White Team.
With a chance to tie the game at the buzzer, Carter was too strong on a half-court three-point attempt.
The White Team finished 35-65 (53.8%) from the field, 7-17 (41.2%) from three, and 7-10 (70.0%) from the free throw line.
The Black Team finished 32-64 (50.0%) from the field, 10-23 (43.5%) from three, and 13-21 (61.9%) from the free throw line.
Eight of the 11 participating players in the game finished in double figures.
The starting lineup for the Black Team played for the entire duration of the game. The White Team utilized a six-man rotation.
Castro (Black Team) finished with a game-high 12 rebounds.
Pierre (White Team) and Bynum (Black Team) each added a game-high seven assists.
Attendance – 2,134
The Friars will take on American International College in an exhibition game at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, R.I. on Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m.