Western Connecticut pulls away from Men's Basketball down stretch

Mateus Ribeiro

LEICESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College men's basketball team lost 76-65 to visiting Western Connecticut State University on Thursday evening at the Leicester Gymnasium on the campus of Becker College in Leicester.

THE BASICS
November 21, 2019
Leicester Gymnasium, Leicester, Mass.
Score: Western Connecticut State 76, Becker 65
Records: The Colonials of Western Connecticut 4-1 | The Hawks of Becker 2-4

FOR THE HAWKS OF BECKER

  • Becker junior forward Mateus Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil / Colegio Pedroso e Oliveira) posted a double-double with ten points and ten rebounds to lead the Hawks, to go along with five assists and two steals. The junior shot five-of-eight from the floor.
  • Sophomore guard Mekhi Chester (East Orange, N.J. / East Orange Campus) posted a team-high 14 points.
  • Junior forward Guney Kilitcioglu (Istanbul, Turkey / The Koc School) had his best outing as a Hawk, with 11 points, four rebounds and two assists.                    
  • Junior forward Jamir Carr (Philadelphia, Penn. / Universal Audenried) finished with eight points and six rebounds.
  • Freshman guard Jamal Grant (Amelia, Va. / Amelia Academy) had a strong showing off the bench, with five points, seven rebounds and three assists.

FOR THE COLONIALS OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT

  • Western Connecticut sophomore guard Ahmod Privott (Middletown, Conn. / Middletown) led the Colonials with 14 points and six rebounds.
  • Junior guard Wes Nelson, Jr. (Queens, N.Y./H.S. for Construction) finished with 11 points, five steals and three assists.
  • Senior Fenton Bradley, Jr. (Mansfield, Conn./E. O. Smith) finished with 11 points, three rebounds and two steals.

TURNING POINT

  • Becker led 34-33 at halftime, and tied it up at 52-52 with 7:26 remaining. That was when Western Connecticut started to take control with a 10-2 run, capped off with a layup from freshman guard Joe'l Cooper (Mount Vernon, N.Y. / Mount Vernon) with 4:07 to go. The Hawks would never threaten again.

UP NEXT
The Hawks are back on the court on Saturday when they travel to MCLA for a 12:00 p.m. game. The Colonials, meanwhile, will travel to Saint Joseph's College of Brooklyn on Tuesday for their next contest, with tipoff coming at 7:00 p.m.

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