Men's Basketball drops Lesley to finish regular season, 79-70

Mateus Ribeiro

MEDFORD, Mass. --- The Becker College men's basketball team finished their regular season with a 79-70 win at Lesley University on Saturday afternoon in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action in Medford.

THE BASICS
February 22, 2020
Medford High School, Medford, Mass.
Score: Becker 79, Lesley 70
Records: The Hawks of Becker 11-14, 4-8 NECC | The Lynx of Lesley 0-24, 0-12 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 four assists.
  • Sophomore guard Jordan Rose-Wheatley (New Bedford, Mass. / Bridgton Academy) continued his strong play of late, finishing with 15 points and two steals while shooting 50 percent from inside the arc.
  • Sophomore guard Mekhi Chester (East Orange, N.J. / East Orange Campus) shot 50 percent from behind the arc to finish with 14 points.
  • Junior forward Jamir Carr (Philadelphia, Penn. / Universal Audenried) finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and two steals.
  • The Hawks had a 32-16 advantage in points in the paint, with a 32-16 advantage in free throw attempts.

FOR THE LYNX OF LESLEY

  • Lesley junior forward Kyle Murphy (West Warwick, RI / Bishop Hendricken) led the Lynx with 18 points and seven rebounds.
  • Senior guard Treyvon Trent (Virginia Beach, VA / Salem) finished with 17 points, including five three-pointers.
  • Junior forward Chase Howard (San Diego, CA / Del Norte) finished with 13 points and dished out six assists.

TURNING POINT

  • Lesley rallied to tie it at 62-62 with 7:50 to go in the second half. Becker built up a lead with a 9-3 run capped off with a layup from Rose-Wheatley, then held up down the stretch.

UP NEXT
The Hawks will be on the road in the first round of the NECC playoffs next week, time and opponent to be determined.

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