Gimmie Five! Men's Basketball Tops Blazers, 90-76

Gimmie Five! Men's Basketball Tops Blazers, 90-76

THE BASICS
Score:
Dean College 90, Elms College 76
Records: Dean College (16-7, 10-4 NECC), Elms College (3-20, 2-12 NECC)
Location: Maguire Center, Chicopee, Mass.
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM

THE LEAD:
The backcourt combination of Jordan Booker (Waterbury, Conn.) and Dayvon Russell (Naugatuck, Conn.) combined for 52 points and visiting Dean College won its fifth straight game with a 90-76 victory over Elms College in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) men's basketball action on Saturday.

HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Bulldogs shot nearly 50 percent from the floor, while connecting on 11 three-pointers in securing the season sweep over the Blazers.

Elms stayed close by going 20-for-25 from the free throw line but the attacking style of Booker and Russell proved to be too much to handle.

Booker finished with 27 points, nine assists and five steals, while playing all 40 minutes. Russell, meanwhile, collected 25 points and seven rebounds, connecting on six three-pointers.

Randolf Thurman (Swampscott, Mass.) came off the bench and stuffed the stat sheet with nine points, seven rebounds and five assists and Armani Baker (Pawtucket, R.I.) totaled 13 points and eight rebounds.

UP NEXT:
The Bulldogs are back in action on Wednesday for Senior Night when they host Eastern Nazarene for a 7:00 PM tip.