BY NATALIE HEAVREN SPORTS EDITOR
Men’s basketball improved to 3-5 Wednesday night after narrowly defeating Morgan State University 82-75.
Senior Otis Livingston II recorded his 400th career assist, becoming just the second Mason player to put up 400 assists and 1,500 points. In addition to seven assists, he also scored a game-high 22 points.
Sophomore Javon Greene led the team in rebounding, grabbing eight rebounds and adding 17 points. He shot a season-high 3-5 from behind the arc.
The Patriots led by 75-73 with 1:10 left in the game, but Livingston’s 3-point play put the team up five with under a minute to go. Mason made 5–7 free throws down the stretch to put the game away.
Women’s basketball fell to 4–3 Wednesday night after losing to Howard University 73-59.
Nicole Cardaño-Hillary scored 20 points, 18 of which came in the second half, though she shot just 1–8 from beyond the arc.
Mason was outrebounded for the first time this season 50–36. Allie McCool tied a career-high of six rebounds and added eight points. Camarie Gatling grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and also added seven points in 17 minutes.
The team scored less than 60 points for just the second time this season, while shooting a season-low 31.9 percent from the field. They also shot only 18.2 percent from behind the arc, their second-lowest mark of the season.
Wrestling earned a win in their Eastern Wrestling League opener, with a 24–11 victory over Bloomsburg to improve to 2–0. Mason won seven of the 10 bouts to gain the victory.
Bloomsburg increased its match score advantage to 7-3 with a decision at 141 pounds.
Mason earned victories in the next four bouts, scoring bonus points in three bouts. As a result, the Patriots took control of the match with a 15-7 lead.
The Patriots will remain on the road in Pennsylvania and will take on Lock Haven on Dec. 7.