Team Effort Lifts Lackawanna over Essex County College 97-83

Team Effort Lifts Lackawanna over Essex County College 97-83

(Newark, NJ) – Lackawanna defeated Essex County College on the road Tuesday night 95-82. This win extends Lackawanna's record to 4-1.

The first half saw a close game as Lackawanna led Essex into halftime 39-33. It was a team effort as the scoring was spread around to 7 separate players. Keyon Faulkner-Smith, Ricki Lopez-Mercedes, and Talek Williams all scored from outside the arc. The Falcons pulled ahead in the second half to secure a 97-83 win. Teamwork remained key in Lackawanna's victory, 5 players finished in double figures. Nikhi Barnes contributed with 3 key 3-pointers during the second half as well.

Player Highlights

Talek Williams – 25 points

Ricki Lopez-Mercedes – 15 points, 18 rebounds

Keyon Faulkner-Smith – 16 points, 9 total rebounds, 4 blocks

"We fought and battled through a lot of adversity. We came together as a team and managed to focus down the stretch to pull out a 14-point victory on the road. Great team win tonight." – Head Coach Brian Coyle

The Falcons will be competing on the road again this Thursday December 6th against Bucks County CC at 7pm. For all your news and updates please visit us on Facebook Lackawanna Falcons Athletics, Instagram @FalconsSports, and Twitter @falconssports