Citizens Bank Camel Cadet Classic
Connecticut College 62, Medgar Evers 54
Vadas Pours in Game-High 25 Points for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.-Matt Vadas (Spring Lake Heights, N.J.) poured in a game-high 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Connecticut College men's basketball team to a 62-54 victory against Medgar Evers College in a second round match-up of the Citizens Bank Camel Cadet Classic played at the Coast Guard Saturday.
Vadas scored 17 of his 25 points in the opening half and converted 10-of-15 field goal attempts in the contest. He was named to the All-Classic Team for the Camels after averaging 24.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in a pair of wins.
Connecticut College held a 45-to-30 advantage on the backboards and out-scored the Cougars 12-to-4 on the foul line. The Camels evened their record at 3-3 with their second straight victory and also extended their winning streak to 11 games against institutions from the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC).
Sophomore Rob Harrigan (Milford, Conn.) netted 13 points and hauled in six rebounds in the win. First year forward Taylor Hanson (St. Paul, Minn.) contributed 11 points, nine rebounds and three assists for the winning side.
Connecticut College Head Men's Basketball Coach Tom Satran was pleased to come away with two wins this weekend and is looking forward to getting back on the hardwood for practice Monday.
"We are pleased and fortunate to pull out the win against a talented Medgar Evers team," Satran said. "We were a little sloppier with the ball than we would have liked and there are a lot of things we will work on in our next practice. We battled hard on the glass and knocked down some big shots in the second half to pull away. I am looking forward to watching the tape and getting back to work tomorrow."
Medgar Evers sophomore forward Jovan Deare (Brooklyn, N.Y.) netted 18 points to go with six steals in the second straight setback for the Cougars (3-6). James Gilmore (Brooklyn, N.Y.) contributed 14 points in the loss.
Coast Guard held off John Jay to take a 62-59 victory in the final game of the weekend.
December 4, 2010