Connecticut College 67, Wheaton College 53
Porter Leads Four Camel Double-Digit Scorers with 19 Points and Six Boards
NORTON, Mass.--Demetrius Porter (Virginia Beach, Va.) poured in a game-high 19 points and hauled in six rebounds to lead the Connecticut College men´s basketball team (3-4) to a 67-53 victory at Wheaton College (3-3) Tuesday night.
The Camel defense limited the Lyons´ star shooting guard Anthony Coppola (Watertown, Mass.) to 10 points in 32 minutes of action. Coppola exploded with 26 points in last year´s meeting in New London and had averaged 22.5 points in his first two games against Connecticut College.
Junior Dean Lampe (Hamilton, Mass.) had 13 points, six rebounds, shooting 3-for-4 from the floor and a perfect 2-for-2 from long distance. Brian Mahoney (Quincy, Mass.) finished with a dozen in another solid start at the point. Shavar Bernier (Dover, N.H.) added 10 points, five rebounds and four assists in the triumph.
The Camels out-rebounded the Lyons by a count of 19-to-10 in the opening half and carried a 36-26 lead into the break. Wheaton closed the gap to seven points on six different occasions in the second half. Brendan Degnan (Narragansett, R.I.) put in a bucket with 1:51 remaining to make it a 58-51 game.
But the Camels scored four straight points to push the lead back to 62-51. Mahoney netted a pair of free throws with 1:45 to play and Porter slammed home two more points with 1:06 remaining. The Camels closed out the 67-53 victory on the foul line. Connecticut College shot 80% (20-for-25) from the charity stripe in the triumph.
Bernier is inching closer to the 1,000 point barrier. Including Tuesday night´s action, Bernier has now tallied 933 Points, 156 three-point field goals, 281 rebounds, 177 assists and 118 steals.
The Camels will be seeking their third straight win when they visit Newport, R.I. this Friday night for a 7:00 p.m. against Salve Regina University.
December 8, 2009