LEICESTER, Mass.– Becker College defeated Lesley University 67-49 in New England Collegiate Conference men's basketball action Thursday evening at the Leicester Gymnasium. The win evens the Hawks record to 7-7 (4-2 NECC), while the Lynx fall to 2-11 (0-5 NECC).
Becker was led by David Maturah (Windsor Locks, Conn.) with a game-high 17 points. Muturah also gathered nine boards and blocked two shots. Tyler Roberson (Irvington, N.J.) chipped in with ten points and two seals, while Rashaun Liggon (Elizabeth, N.J.) pulled down a game high ten rebounds.
Trevonn Lewis (Chicago, Ill.) led all Lynx scorers with a team-high 11 points. Justin Rosa (East Brunswick, N.J.) finished with seven points and eight rebounds while Branden Padgett (New Baltimore, Mich.) tallied nine points. Kris Bennett (Inglewood, Calif.) chipped in with eight points and seven rebounds.
The visitors struggled from the field, hitting on just 28-percent of their shot attempts, including just a 1-of-13 effort from beyond the arc. Becker shot 41-percent from the floor while hitting on 6-of-14 from three-point land, while holding a slim 47-43 advantage on the glass.
The Hawks would never trail as they opened up the game on a 14-3 advantage. Becker would open up a 21-point first half lead on a dunk by sophomore Scott Dulaire (Bloomfield, Conn.) with 2:01 left in the period before heading into the break with a 32-14 lead.
Becker would continue to pour it on in the second stanza and opened up their biggest lead of the game, 59-28, on three consecutive jumpers from sophomore Reginald Finney (Ansonia, Conn.).
Both teams return to NECC action on Saturday, January 18. Becker will travel to Elms College for a 1:00 p.m. tilt, while the Lynx return home to face Daniel Webster College at 5:30 p.m.