Published January 12, 2013
ITHACA, N.Y. – Johnathan Gray scored 24 points and Cornell scored its most points in 20 years to rout Old Westbury 103-84 Saturday.
The Big Red (8-9) last topped the century mark in 1993, scoring 108 points at Harvard. This time, Cornell overcame a 47-46 halftime deficit against the Division III Panthers (10-3), who held seven-point leads in each half.
Trailing 63-62, Cornell went on a 22-1 run and outscored Old Westbury 57-37 in the second half.
Gray's 24 points included six 3-pointers. Errick Peck scored 16 points, Nolan Cressler added 15 and Devin Cherry and Galal Cancer scored 14 and 10, respectively.
Kerel Mitchell led Old Westbury with 22 points. Tyrik Tucker added 15 and Omari Trebuse 14, while Rashawn McCarthy and Darnell Chavis had 10 apiece.
Each team hit 13 treys. But Cornell — with a 39-18 rebounding advantage — hit 41 of 65 field goals, the Panthers 31 of 62.