Connecticut College 69, Fisher College 66
Harrigan Pours in Game-High 20 Points for Camels
KEENE, N.H.-Rob Harrigan (Milford, Conn.) poured in a game-high 20 points and Matt Vadas (Spring Lake Heights, N.J.) added 14 points to lift the Connecticut College men´s basketball team to a season opening 69-66 victory against Fisher College in the first round of the Keene State College Adrenaline Circuit Tip-Off Tournament held in Keene, N.H.
The Camels will meet tournament host Keene State Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Championship game.
Junior captain Brian Mahoney (Quincy, Mass.) scored seven points with three assists and just one turnover in 37 minutes of action. Pete Banos (Trumbull, Conn.) hauled in six boards to go with six points and three assists in his debut in a Camel uniform.
The Camels shot 76 from the foul line 16-for-21 and out-rebounded a pesky Falcon squad by a count of 39-to-30.
Connecticut College head men's basketball coach Tom Satran was happy to come away with the victory in another learning experience for his yound squad.
"When you consider our inexperience, the November 1 NESCAC start of practice and how hard Fisher pushed us, we did a nice job of battling through a tough game," Satran said. "It wasn't a masterpiece, but we are thrilled to win."
Senior guard Casey Pursell (Seattle, Wash.) netted 19 points to lead three Fisher players in double figures. Louis Williams (Burlington, Vt.) chipped in with 16 points while Oscar Brown (Buffalo, N.Y.) added 13 points for Fisher.
The Falcons of Fisher (1-5) will meet the Falcons of Fitchburg State in the consolation game. Keene State (2-0) destroyed Fitchburg, 109-75, in the early game Friday night.
November 19, 2010