SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Senior forward Anthony Charbatji (Attleboro, MA) scored a season high 22 points (17 in the second half) and sophomore forward Jim Bayne (Bristol, CT) had his fifth double double of the season with 17 points and a career high 19 rebounds to lead Western New England College to a 70-56 victory over Daniel Webster College in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) contest.
The victory was the third straight for the Golden Bears who improved their record to 5-3 and 2-0 in the conference.
WNEC also received double-digit scoring performances from junior guard Jon Godbout (Bristol, CT) who had 16 points and sophomore center Malik Champlain (Norwich, CT) who tied his career highs with 10 points (5-for-5 from the field) and nine rebounds.
Senior point guard Jeremy Sternstein (Ithaca, NY) had only three points, but pulled down a career high nine rebounds. He and Charbatji each had three steals.
Daniel Webster (2-7, 1-3 GNAC) dominated the opening 20 minutes shooting 48.1% from the field and making 7-of-12 three-pointers for a 37-28 half-time advantage.
The Eagles led 46-38 with 14 minutes left in the game before the Golden Bears went on a 19-0 run for a 57-46 lead following a three-pointer by Godbout at the 6:07 mark.
Freshman forward Josh Howe (Randolph, VT) led Daniel Webster with 16 points in 21 minutes off the bench while freshman forward JJ Oliver (Milton, VT) added 14 points.
WNEC held DWC to only 19 second-half points and owned a 52-31 advantage off the boards.