The offensive numbers weren't flawless, but shooting 60.9 percent from the field, 80 percent from three-point range and 75 percent from the foul line was pretty darn good. That should have translated to a 12-point lead. Instead, the Knights' season-long defensive woes again killed them."We don't stop anybody, it's very frustrating," Peponakis said. I thought our effort was good, but it came down to stops and we didn't get any stops. "Queens (11-12, 8-8 ECC) was really exposed in the second half, when Adelphi (13-10, 10-6) shot 67.7 percent from the field. Conversely, Queens shot 37.9 percent. And with Queens unable to get a stop defensively, the game was really over midway through the second half, even though the Knights made a late run to get within 10."We've got to lock up and get that one big stop that we need and go on from there," senior guard Lance Hazel said.Kimani Blaize scored a game-high 29 points, Mike Mosby had 19 and former August Martin standout Donnell Cummings had 16 for Adelphi.Hazel had 25 points, but only eight points after the break, Bradd Wierzbicki had 21 points and Hassan Washington added 16. Led by Hazel's 13 rebounds, Queens dominated the glass, outrebounding Adelphi, 36-25. But the biggest difference was the scoring in the second half, with Adelphi outscoring Queens, 58-43.
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