LEICESTER, Mass. – David Maturah (Windsor Locks, Conn.) scored a game high 20 points as Becker College defeated Anna Maria College 72-53 in men's basketball action Friday evening. The win lifts the Hawks record to 2-1, while the AMCATS record moves to 2-2.
The Becker defense didn't allow a single AMCAT to score in double figures, while Hawks had three players in double digits. Becker held onto the lead the entire game, taking as much as a 12 point lead in the first half.
The AMCATS made things interesting early in the second half when they went on a 7-1 run, cutting the Hawks lead to 37-32 with 16:14 remaining in regulation. Becker responded with a 9-0 run of their own to take a 46-32 advantage with 12:29 left on the clock.
With 7:36 remaining, Corey Pryor (Northbridge, Mass.) cut the AMCATS deficit to nine when he came off the bench to hit a jumper. The Anna Maria excitement was short lived as David Maturah brought the crowd to their feet with a tantalizing dunk to put Becker in front 56-45.
Becker finished the game on a 14-7 run to capture the 72-53 win victory. Kyle Credle (Queens, N.Y.) finished with 12 points, while Jessey Michaud (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) chipped in with 11 points including a game high eight rebounds. Scott Dulaire came off the bench to score nine points.
Hugh Daye (Worcester, Mass.), Trevon Farley (Lawrence, Mass.), Corey Pryor and Kyle McKissick (Charlton, Mass.) each scored a team high eight points.
Both teams return to action on Tuesday, November 25 at 4:00 p.m. Becker will travel to Babson College, while the AMCATS host cross-town rival Clark University.