Men's Basketball can’t stop Pilgrims

Antonio White Jr. - Men's Basketball

LEICESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College men's basketball team lost 112-97 to visiting New England College on Saturday afternoon in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action at the Leicester Gymnasium on the Becker campus in Leicester.

THE BASICS
February 9, 2019
Leicester Gymnasium, Leicester
Score: NEC 112, Becker 97
Records: NEC (21-3, 14-1 NECC) | Becker (5-18, 4-10 NECC)

FOR THE HAWKS
• Junior forward Antonio White Jr. (Middletown, Conn. / Middletown) led Becker with 20 points with four rebounds.
• Sophomore forward Mateus Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil / Colegio Pedroso e Oliveira) scored 16 points with three assists.
• Freshman guard Mekhi Chester (East Orange, N.J. / East Orange Campus) finished with a career-high 16 points with six rebounds in just 25 minutes.
• Senior guard Kareem Davis (Lowell, Mass. / St. John's) tallied 15 points while dishing out seven assists.
• Freshman forward Jordan Rose-Wheatley (New Bedford, Mass. / Bridgton Academy) shot 5-of-9 from the floor to finish with 15 points.

FOR THE PILGRIMS
• Junior guard Ricky Leonard (Windsor, Conn. / Cheshire Academy) scored 24 points on 10-of-21 shooting.
• Freshman guard Jamal Allen (Dorchester, Mass. / Lincon-Sudbury) came off the bench to score 21 points, going 7-of-11 from the floor.
• Sophomore guard Izaiah Winston-Brooks (Roxbury, Mass. / Brighton) overcame a slow start to finish with 13 points and seven rebounds.
• Junior guard Justin Eck (Centereach, N.Y. / Centereach) scored 13 points in just 19 minutes.
• Freshman guard Stephen Fama (Lynnfield, Mass./St. Mary's) pulled down a game-high 12 boards and scored 10 points on route to a double-double.
• The Pilgrims forced the Hawks into 19 turnovers while committing just 12 themselves.

TURNING POINT
• After the Hawks took an early 6-5 lead off a three-pointer from White, the Pilgrims pulled away with a 13-0 run and never looked back.

UP NEXT
The Hawks will be back on the court on Wednesday when they play host to Elms College at 7:00 p.m. Becker will recognize their senior class from this year's team prior to the game as part of Senior Day.

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