LEICESTER, Mass.- Becker College fell to Fitchburg State 74-65 in non-conference men's basketball action Saturday afternoon at the Leicester Gymnasium.
The Falcons (3-2) were led by Josh Bosworth (Springfield, Mass.) with a team-high 14 points and 13 rebounds. Kwame Lee (Brockton, Mass.) also earned a double-double with 12 points and ten boards. Givaughn Jones (Dorchester, Mass.) added 11 points, while Jaleel Bell (Dorchester, Mass.) came off the bench to score 13.
The Hawks (0-3) were paced by Reginald Finney (Ansonia, Conn.) with a game-high 21 points. Rashaun Liggon (Elizabeth, N.J.) finished with 15 points and six boards while Kyle Credle (Queens, N.Y.) added ten points.
Becker controlled the beginning of the first half, taking leads as large as 12 points. After Rashaun Liggon put the Hawks in front 21-9 on a three-pointer with 11:53 remaining in the opening half, Fitchburg went a 12-2 run to tie the game at 23-23. The Hawks were able to hold a 37-32 lead into the locker room.
Fitchburg took their first lead of the game 2:12 into the second half when Anthony Muccioli (Nashua, N.H.) nailed a jumper. Becker took the lead back with a Reginald Finney layup. The Hawks held a slim advantage until Leonny Burgos (Lawrence, Mass.) converted a pair of free-throws. The Burgos free-throws propelled the Falcons on a 16-4 run, giving the visitors their largest lead of the game at 64-50.
With Fitchburg leading 66-53, Becker rallied back with a 10-1 run to bring the Hawks within striking distance at 67-63. The Falcons hit five of six free-throws down the stretch to extend their lead and hold on for the victory.
Becker returns to the court on Tuesday, November 24 when they host Babson College at 4:00 p.m. Fitchburg will shoot for their fourth win in a row when they travel to UMass Boston on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.