First-year guard Brandon Murray finished with 11 points and six rebounds in NEC loss to Colby-Sawyer on Tuesday night.
Men's Basketball falls to in-state Colby-Sawyer
New England College men’s basketball is still in search for the first conference win falling to the Colby-Sawyer College Chargers 48-71 Tuesday evening in New London. The loss drops the Pilgrims to 2-11 overall, while the win improves the Chargers to 8-3 overall and 2-0 in TCCC play.
The Pilgrims and Chargers played evenly throughout the first 10 minutes of the game, before senior Andrew Cousins (South Portland, Maine) hit a three-pointer and a lay-up on back-to-back possessions, giving Colby-Sawyer the lead for good. The Chargers took a 34-22 lead into the locker room, behind the play of Bardaglio who scored 10 first half points, while New England College sophomore Shane Hennessey (Plymouth, England) led his squad with 10.
Colby-Sawyer opened the second half with a 17-2 run, as their defense held the Pilgrims to only one field goal in the first eight minutes. Bardaglio kept lighting it up from the field, finishing the game 7-11, including 4-7 from beyond the arc. Junior Jon Chaloux (Barre, Vt.) had a solid game for the Chargers, registering 11 points, five rebounds and three blocks. The Chargers played well defensively, holding New England College to 33% from the field and caused 33 turnovers. The Pilgrims did hold a 48-34 edge in rebounding.
For the Pilgrims, Hennessey finished with a team-high 15 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, including six on the offensive glass. Freshman Brandon Murray (Roxbury, Mass.) scored 11 points and registered six rebounds.
(Game recap courtesy of Colby-Sawyer College Sports Information)