Men's Hoops ends 2019 with win over Maine Maritime

Mateus Ribeiro

LEICESTER, Mass. --- Becker junior forward Mateus Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil / Colegio Pedroso e Oliveira) scored 22 points with a career-high 15 rebounds and four assists as the Becker College men's basketball team closed out the 2019 calendar year with a 75-51 victory over the visiting Maine Maritime Academy on Saturday afternoon at the Leicester Gymnasium on the campus of Becker College in Leicester.

THE BASICS
December 14, 2019
Leicester Gymnasium, Leicester, Mass.
Score: Becker 75, Maine Maritime 51
Records: The Hawks of Becker 7-5 | The Mariners of Maine Maritime 2-5

FOR THE HAWKS OF BECKER

  • Ribeiro shot 10-of-18 from the floor and also tallied three steals at the defensive end. His 22 points were one off a career-high.
  • Sophomore guard Mekhi Chester (East Orange, N.J. / East Orange Campus) finished with 15 points with four rebounds and a game-high four assists. The second-year player shot three-of-five from behind the arc.
  • Freshman forward Terrance Edwards (New Haven, Conn. / New Haven Academy) came off the bench to score 11 points in just 14 minutes.  
  • Sophomore guard Jordan Rose-Wheatley (New Bedford, Mass. / Bridgton Academy) added nine points with three assists and two steals.
  • Junior forward Guney Kilitcioglu (Istanbul, Turkey / The Koc School) buried two three-pointers and scored eight points with four rebounds and two assists in just 19 minutes.
  • The Hawks outshot the Mariners, 55 percent to 35 percent.

FOR THE MARINERS OF MAINE MARITIME

  • Maine Maritime senior guard Nicholas DePatsy (Waldoboro, Maine / Medomak Valley) led the Mariners with 16 points, four rebounds and three assists, shooting 50 percent from behind the arc.
  • Sophomore guard DeMerrill Levy (Houston, Texas / Cypress Lakes) added second points with five boards, three assists and three steals.
  • Sophomore guard Kimani Anderson (Houston, Texas / The Woodlands College Park) chipped in with six points, five rebounds and three assists.

UP NEXT
The Hawks, the winners of four straight games and five of their past six, will return to the court in 2020 as they travel to Worcester State to face their cross-county opponents, the Lancers on Monday, January 6th at 7:00 p.m. The Mariners host Eastern Nazarene College on Tuesday, December 31st at 1:00 p.m.

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