Bulldogs Race Past Hawks For Fifth Straight Win, 78-61

Bulldogs Race Past Hawks For Fifth Straight Win, 78-61

THE BASICS
Score:
Dean College 78, Becker College 61
Records: Dean College (9-4, 5-1 NECC), Becker College (3-11, 2-3 NECC)
Location: Leicester Gymnasium, Franklin, Mass.
Date: January 12, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM

THE LEAD:
Dean College shot 50 percent from the field and nearly 60 percent from behind the arc and the visiting Bulldogs raced past host Becker College, 78-61, in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
The backcourt combination on Jordan Booker (Waterbury, Conn.) and Dayvon Russell (Naugatuck, Conn.) combined for 48 points on an impressive 18-for-29 shooting from the floor.

In addition to that duo, Armani Baker (Pawtucket, R.I.) notched his third straight double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds and Sean Odum (Rowlette, Texas) contributed nine points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals.

HOW IT HAPPENED:
Kareem Davis scored inside to give the Hawks a 22-17 lead with 6:38 remaining in the first half but Becker wouldn't make another basket the rest of the half, rather relying on five free throws as Dean closed the frame on a 15-5 spurt capped by an Oswaldo Terrazas (Odessa, Texas) basket as the period ended, making the game 32-27 at the half.

The early portion of the second half remained close and when Dewayne Thomas scored for the Hawks, they were within four at 45-41.

Dean responded by going on a 12-2 run over a three minute span that featured three-pointers from both Booker (28 points) and Russell (20 points).

Becker never got closer that 11 the rest of the way and when Odum knocked down a three-pointer and Josh Croskey (Union, N.J.) followed that up with a basket of his own moments later, the Bulldogs were in front 70-52 and the game was no longer in doubt.

UP NEXT:
Dean returns to action on Tuesday when they host Elms College at 7:00 PM.