Posted: Nov 17, 2018
SCORE: Wheaton 91 - Dickinson 69
RECORDS: Wheaton (3-1, 0-0 NEWMAC) - Dickinson (0-3)
LOCATION: Jersey City, N.J.
- The Wheaton College men's basketball team wrapped up the Rose City Classic with a strong 91-69 win over Dickinson, paced by a season-high 24 point performance from senior captain Duaka Ekwensi who was also named to the All-Tournament team.
- The 24 points marks the fourth straight game that Ekwensi has scored in double figures for the Lyons. Ekwensi finished the night shooting 8-for-15 from the floor and 8-of-9 from the free throw line. The senior also pulled down six rebounds, while coming up with a block and a steal.
- Senior David Carbonello contributed a career-high 23 points in the win, finishing 7-of-8 from the floor and 9-for-10 from the charity stripe. The co-captain also pulled down six rebounds, while coming up with a game-high four steals.
- Junior Alex DuBrow also finished in double figures, knocking down 18 points in the win, while Nick Geremia chipped in 13 points from the bench. Riley Tetreault led all players with eight rebounds.
- The Red Devils were led by a 16 point performance from Bryce Allen and 15 point night off the bench from Mike Jurzynski.
- Wheaton took the lead in the opening minute on an Ekwensi layup and never looked back, holding the lead the entirety of the game. After allowing a Red Devil basket at the 17:38 mark, the Lyons pushed the pace, going on a 9-0 run over the next two minutes. Wheaton took its largest lead of the half, 54-27, with just seconds remaining until intermission courtesy of another Ekwensi layup. Carbonello led the Lyons with 15 first-half points, while Ekwensi headed to the locker room at half with 12 points.
- Dickinson pulled within 17 points, 57-40, with 16:13 remaining in the game after Elijah Wright drained consecutive free-throws. Wheaton would remain in control of the game, however, taking its largest lead with 7:02 to play after a steal from DuBrow setup Geremia for a quick layup, making it an 81-49 contest. The Lyons went to their bench in the last minutes of the second half, closing out the game with a 91-69 victory.
- Field Goals: Wheaton 31-60 / Dickinson 24-56
- 3-Point FG: Wheaton 5-10 / Dickinson 6-18
- Free Throw: Wheaton 24-29 / Dickinson 15-18
- Points off Turnovers: Wheaton 26 / Dickinson 14
- Rebounds: Wheaton 38 / Dickinson 26
- Assists: Wheaton 9 / Dickinson 17