Springfield College 69, Connecticut College 57
Camels Carry Winning Record of 5-4 into Month of January
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -Matt Cavalieri (West Warwick, R.I.) poured in a game-high 28 points to lead the Springfield College Pride to a 69-57 victory against Connecticut College in a non-conference game played at Blake Arena Tuesday night.
The Pride improves its record to 6-4 with its sixth win its last seven outings, while the Camels had their four-game winning streak snapped and will head into the exam period with a record of 5-4.
Cavallieri was 11-for-17 from the field and pulled down a game-high eight rebounds. Darvis Rankins (Boston, Mass.) chipped in with 16 points and Ryan Coburn (West Warwick, R.I.) added 12 points and six assists in the backcourt for the winning side.
Connecticut College freshman Matt Vadas (Spring Lake Heighst, N.J.) finished with 18 points, four rebounds and three assists in the contest. Rob Harrigan (Milford, Conn.) reached double-figures with 10 points and four rebounds.
Boris Jermeic (Rijeka, Croatia) scored seven points and corralled four rebounds for the visitors.
Connecticut College head coach Tom Satran was impressed with the Pride and is looking forward to the team's next game against Eastern Nazarene College Jan. 4.
"Springfield is an experienced team and they played really well tonight," Satran said. "We made some mental mistakes to start the second half and we fell into a hole we couldn't overcome."
Springfield matched its largest lead of the half, when Michael Adams knocked down a three to put the hosts on top 31-23 with 1:32 remaining. But Mason Lopez knocked down a three for the Camels with nine seconds left to pull the Camels to within three points at the break in a 31-28 game.
The Connecticut College bench out-scored the Springfield reserves 10-to-5 in the first half of action.
But Cavallieri scored 17 of his 28 points in the second half and the visitors used a 10-to-5 run to build a 57-42 advantage with 5:17 remaining. Springfield was able to hold on for the 69-57 win.
December 14, 2010