Strong Second Half Propels Men's Basketball Over DWC

Strong Second Half Propels Men's Basketball Over DWC

NASHUA, N.H. - Host Daniel Webster trailed by three at the half but Becker outscored the Eagles 45-30 in the second and ran away with an 81-63 NECC victory Thursday night at Mario Vagge Gymnasium.

 

Both teams moved to 7-8 overall (4-2 NECC).

 

Samuel Durodola (Rosedale, N.Y.) and Kyle Credle (Queens, N.Y.) led five Hawks in double figures with 17 points each while Nafis Streeter (Philadelphia, Penn.) posted 13, Reginald Finney (Ansonia, Conn.) had 12 and Kareen Davis (Lowell, Mass.) chipped in with 11.

 

Angelo Adon (Silver Spring, Md.) led DWC with 15 points canning five three-pointers. Ryan Gauthier (Nashua) was the only other Eagle to reach double figures with 11. Rondell Best (Brockton, Mass.) picked up 12 rebounds to lead the game and posted eight points.

 

Despite Becker being outrebounded (35-31), the Hawks were strong scoring in the paint (38-28) and outscored DWC 26-7 in points off turnovers, as the Eagles gave up the ball 19 times to just 10 for the Hawks.

 

Becker led 36-33 at the half and shot 57-percent in the second period while DWC, which shot 48-percent in the first, cooled to just 36-percent in the second.

 

The teams were tied at 38 four minutes into the second but Becker used a quick 9-3 run keyed by back-to-back treys from Credle to take the lead for good.

 

DWC stayed within striking distance cutting the deficit to three twice - the last coming on a Best layup with 10:05 left.

 

But Becker answered with an 18-2 run over the next five minutes with five points from Credle and six from Durodola, whose layup at the 5:31 mark made it a 72-54 game