Men’s Basketball Drops Opening Conference Matchup

BY JASON POMBO // Nov. 30, 2017 //

The Curry College Colonels began their Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) schedule yesterday, as they fell in a tough matchup to the Wentworth Leopards, 58-49, after their offense disappeared in the final minutes.

The Leopards began the game on fire, going on an early 8-2 run. However, the
Colonels quickly started to hit their stride, and went on a run of their own. The Colonels scored seven unanswered points to take a 9-8 lead.

Both teams went back and forth for much of the first half, but at halftime Wentworth lead the Colonels 26-25, though the game was very much in reach for Curry.

The beginning of the second half was very similar to the first with both teams going back and forth, not being able to separate from each other. However, Wentworth ended the game on a 9-0 run, and hung on to beat the Colonels with a final score of 58-49.

Sophomore forward Kieran Carroll led the Colonels in scoring with 15 points on 35 minutes, and he also added in 9 rebounds.  Sophomore guard Spencer Feng also gave Curry a spark off the bench, providing 11 points on 28 minutes.

Despite Carroll’s efforts, senior forward Jason Ganley was too much to handle. Ganley poured in a game high 20 points with a team-high 8 rebounds.

Despite the defeat and not being able to close out at the very end, Colonels Coach Matt LeVangie was very pleased with his teams’ effort and fight.

“We battled at a very high level, we could have tucked our tails two minutes in when things weren’t going our way… it was a huge step for us character wise,” said LeVangie.

With the loss, the Colonels drop to 1-5 on the young season, while Wentworth improves to 3-2.

The Colonels return to action on Saturday, December 2, as they take on another conference opponent, at Endicott College. The Colonels will be seeking to end their 4-game losing skid, as they begin a two-game road trip. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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