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Men's Basketball Never Looks Back in 87-77 Win

Men's Basketball Never Looks Back in 87-77 Win

Chestnut Hill, MA - The Pine Manor College Men’s Basketball team jumped out to an early lead against the visiting Green Mountain Eagles and never looked back earning an 87-77 victory.  This is the second home win for the Gators led by senior forward Rasheed Bell.  The win takes the Gator’s record to 2-8 overall while Green Mountain falls to 4-2 overall.



Rasheed Bell (Dorchester, MA) led all scorers with an impressive 29 points making 7 of his 15 three point attempts on the night.  The Gators starting center Sayvonn Houston also had a stellar night adding a double-double for Pine Manor, scoring 18 and pulling down 11 rebounds.  Shaun Miller (Hyde Park, MA), Steven Collins (Lynn, MA) and Carlos Martins (Boston, MA) contributed to the Gators scoring output with 9, 9 and 10 points respectively. 



Duane Goodman led the Eagles with 16 points on the night.  Sean Leflore contributed 15 to the loss while Greg Alexander and Alex Sanchez added 12 apiece.



Steven Collins got the scoring started for the Gators hitting his first three of the night a mere 25 seconds into the game.  Pine Manor held onto a 7-point lead for most of the first half despite starting Point Guard, Collins, getting into early foul trouble.  The first half was fast paced with each team pressing defensively and looking to move up the floor quickly on the offensive end. 

Holding a 43-36 lead going into the second half the game’s high scorer, Bell, came out of the locker room ready to score, adding to his game high 19 points with a transition 3-point jump shot.  The game was contentious throughout despite the Gators failing to relinquishing the lead for the entire 40 minutes.  Down the stretch, PMC center Sayvonn Houston made a collection of big plays, pulling down defensive rebounds and going 10 for 13 from the line on the night.



The Gators will travel to West Hartford, CT to play the University of Saint Joseph in the O’Connell Athletic Center at 1:00pm.