Men's Basketball's balanced attack sinks Mitchell

Marquis Hawkins - Men's Basketball

LEICESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College men's basketball team prevailed 78-64 over visiting Mitchell College in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action on Wednesday evening at the Leicester Gymnasium on the campus of Becker College in Leicester.

THE BASICS
January 15, 2020
Leicester Gymnasium, Leicester, Mass.
Score: Becker 78, Mitchell 64
Records: The Hawks of Becker 8-8, 1-2 NECC | The Mariners of Mitchell 4-11, 1-1 NECC  

FOR THE HAWKS OF BECKER

  • Becker junior forward Mateus Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil / Colegio Pedroso e Oliveira) led the Hawks with 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists, shooting 8-of-16 from the floor.
  • Junior forward Marquis Hawkins (Hartford, Conn. / Aerospace and Engineering) came off the bench and delivered a double-double with 16 points and 11 boards in just 19 minutes.  
  • Sophomore guard Jordan Rose-Wheatley (New Bedford, Mass. / Bridgton Academy) ended his night with 15 points, a career-high seven assists, two steals and two rebounds.
  • Freshman guard Jamal Grant (Amelia, Va. / Amelia Academy) continued his strong play of late with 12 points and three steals in just 22 minutes off the bench.
  • Junior forward Jamir Carr (Philadelphia, Penn. / Universal Audenried) filled the stat-line with eight points, a game-high 12 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal.
  • Freshman guard Elijah Drummond (Hartford, Conn. / Hartford) came off the bench and dished out a career-high seven assists.
  • The Hawks outrebounded the Mariners in the second half, 28-16, while outshooting the visitors 51.4 percent to 33.3 percent.

FOR THE MARINERS OF MITCHELL

  • Mitchell sophomore guard Leonard Williams (Providence, R.I. / Mount Pleasant) led the Mariners with 14 points and six rebounds, shooting six-of-seven from the floor.
  • Senior guard Matt Finke (Wolcott, Conn. / Wolcott) finished with 12 points and three assists.
  • Senior forward Marvin Baker (Navarre, Fla. / Navarre) contributed ten points with nine rebounds and two steals.  
  • Freshman guard Alfonzo Stokes (Bloomfield, Conn. / Bloomfield) added ten points from the bench.

TURNING POINT

  • Becker was clinging to a 35-30 lead after a halftime after a late rally by Mitchell. But the Hawks' superior inside play proved decisive in the second half, as they opened up a 17 point advantage with 6:04 left off a layup from Ribeiro that effectively put the game out of reach.

UP NEXT
The Hawks are back on the court next Wednesday when they travel to Elms College for a 7:00 p.m. game. The Mariners, meanwhile, travel to Dean College for their next game, that coming on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

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