The game started out pretty slow for Marist as they struggled to both score against the Bloom 2-3 zone, and stop the Bloom offense for the first half. The game was tied 12-12 at the end of the first quarter, and Bloom went into the half time break with a 21-18 lead over Marist. The second half is really when Marist started to assert itself and get the open looks against the Bloom zone.
Bloom did not have the size to match up with Marist inside, so Marist would get the ball inside and then find the open shooter on the outside. The beneficiary of the open shots on Saturday afternoon was 6-0 senior Sean Murphy. He scored a game-high 18 points on six-for-seven shooting from behind the arc. He hit a quick three to open the second half, and then Marist did not look back taking a 35-28 lead after the third quarter, and then extending it in the fourth to the final total of 58-38.
SCOUTING REPORT ON JEREMY NASH
- Jeremy played a game on Saturday that would be best described as non-descript. He did not play a great game, and he only ended up with 8 points.
- One of the more interesting things I noticed is that despite being a right-handed shooter, Jeremy preferred to dribble the ball up the court with his left hand.
- Jeremy is a pretty good leaper for being 6'3, and he seemed more comfortable offensively taking the ball to the basket, instead of being on the outside shooting jump shots.