BROOKLINE, Mass. – The Newbury College men's basketball team dropped the season series to Becker College, falling 89-55, in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action, Saturday afternoon. Senior forward Reginald Finney (Ansonia, Conn.) led four Hawks in double figures with game-high 20 points.
Becker wasted little time jumping out to a 9-0 lead before forcing Newbury to burn their first timeout of the game five minutes into the half. The Hawks scored twice more on back-to-back three-point jumpers from junior guardKyle Credle (Queens, N.Y.) and first year guard Kareem Davis (Lowell, Mass.) to extend the lead to 15.
Moments later, Newbury first year center Kyle Joseph (Roxbury, Mass.) connected with senior guards Christian Sheridan (Chicago, Ill.) and Dallas Serrano (Valley Stream, N.Y.) at the perimeter on back-to-back possessions to put the Nighthawks scoreboard. But the Nighthawk defense was unable to quell the Hawk offense as Becker took a 51-23 lead into the break.
When the teams emerged from the locker room, Serrano found Joseph in the low-post for an easy lay-up. The Roxbury native came on strong in the second half, giving the Nighthawk front-court a boost recording all 14 of his team-high points in the period. But the momentum continued to favor the Hawks.
Credle was a perfect three-for-three from the field including a trey for a half high 11 points to finish with 17 on the afternoon. Sophomore forward Samuel Durodola (Rosedale, N.Y.) followed up with 15 points while Davis rounded out the four Hawks in double figures with 10.
Joseph came one rebound shy of his first double-double of the season, tallying nine rebounds in addition to his 14 points. Sophomore guard Jeduan Langston (Boston, Mass.) followed up with 12 points off the bench while Sheridan rounded out the Nighthawks in double figures with 10 points.
Newbury falls to 2-17 and 1-9 in conference play while Becker improves to 9-8 and 6-2 in the NECC. The Nighthawks return to the hard-court on Tuesday February 2nd when they host Southern Vermont College at 8:00 p.m. The Hawks will also be in action on Tuesday evening when they host Regis College at 6:00 p.m.