Men's Basketball Falls to Springfield 94-68

Men's Basketball Falls to Springfield 94-68
SCORE: Wheaton 68 - Springfield 94

RECORDS: Wheaton (11-10, 2-9 NEWMAC) - Springfield (8-15, 5-6 NEWMAC)

LOCATION: Springfield, Mass.

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • The Springfield College men's basketball team defeated Wheaton College in NEWMAC play tonight, 94-68, as Springfield improves to 8-15 overall and 5-6 in the NEWMAC, while Wheaton drops to 11-10 and 2-9. 
  • Senior David Carbonello led the Lyons with 18 points, as he shot 6-14 from the field and a perfect, 5-5 from the line.
  • Riley Tetreault and Matt Allegrezza each registered 12 points, with Tetreault grabbing four rebounds and Allegrezza collecting three. 
  • Duaka Ekwensi grabbed a team-high six boards, registering 11 points in the loss. 
  • Health Post led all in scoring with a 25 point performance while Jake Ross followed up with a double-double, scoring 18 points, a game-high 11 boards, and a game-high seven assists. Post picked up nine rebounds and shot 12-17 from the floor in the win for the Pride.  
  • Both teams traded points at the start of the first half, as Carbonello was able to convert a trey with just over 11 minutes to play to cut the Lyons deficit to just two points (18-16). The Pride would rattle off a seven-point run and a late three-pointer to help push their lead to 38-26 as the two sides headed into intermission. 
  • The Lyons pulled within seven points of the Pride thanks to an Ekwensi trey at 15:41, but Springfield answered with a 22-8 run over the next six minutes to give them a 21 points gap (70-49). Wheaton continued to fight, but despite their efforts, it wouldn't be enough to stop the Pride as they ran out the clock to set the game at 94-68.
  • The Lyons shot perfect from the line tonight at 11-11, compared to Springfield who shot 84.6 percent (10-13).

 THE BASICS:

  • Field Goals: Wheaton 23-56 / Springfield 38-65
  • 3-Point FG: Wheaton 11-31 / Springfield 13-27
  • Free Throw: Wheaton 11-11 / Springfield 5-9
  • Points off Turnovers: Wheaton 4 / Springfield 21
  • Rebounds: Wheaton 23 / Springfield 40
  • Assists: Wheaton 15 / Springfield 22

UP NEXT: Wheaton continues their NEWMAC slate on Saturday, Feb. 9, when they will host Babson on Senior Day for a 7:00 p.m. contest. VIDEO / LIVE STATS