BENNINGTON, Vt. – A 13-0 run late in the first half gave Becker College the cushion needed to pull out a 78-72 road win over Southern Vermont College Thursday night at the Mountaineer Athletic Center in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) men's basketball action.
The Hawks improve to 10-8 on the season, 6-4 against the league. With the loss, SVC drops to 12-7 overall, 6-3 in conference play.
The two sides ended fairly evenly on paper, tying in the rebound column with 38 apiece while SVC held a slight edge in the turnover department, committing just 10 to Becker's 11. The Hawks finished with a 45.6 field goal percentage as Southern Vermont shot 42.9 percent from the floor. The free throw line was a different story, however, as Becker went 15-for-19 (78.9 percent) from the charity stripe, and the Mountaineers went just 10-for-19 (52.6 percent).