BOSTON, Mass. - Junior guard Chris Devine (Wilbraham, MA) continued his fine play with a career high 26 points as the Western New England College men's basketball team defeated Wentworth Institute of Technology 87-80 Wednesday night (Jan. 20).
The Golden Bears shot a season high 61.4% from the field and raised their record to 8-7 following their fourth consecutive win. Coach Chris Agoglia's squad is now 3-1 in The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC).
Devine, who connected on 12-of-16 shots from the field, was among five players scoring in double figures. He was almost unstoppable after making 12-of-16 shots from the field.
Senior guard Rick Johnson (Springfield, MA) and junior forward Brad Thomka (Springfield, MA) each came off the bench to contribute 18 and 12 points, respectively. Sophomore guard Andre Shaw (Jamaica, NY) also tossed in 12 points while senior guard Mike Booker (Springfield, MA) added 10.
Devine, Johnson, Thomka, and Booker pulled down four rebounds apiece. Booker dished out five assists.
Wentworth, which fell to 6-9 overall and 2-2 in the league, led 44-40 at halftime.
WNEC quickly turned things around thanks to shooting an incredible 76.9% from the field (20-for-26) in the final 20 minutes despite shooting 47.6% from the foul line (10-of-21) in the game.
The Leopards also had five players in double figures with sophomore guard Adam Dombrowski (Groton, MA) leading the way with 17 points. Junior forward Sam Herrick (Duxbury, MA) had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Freshman guard Corey Therriault (Lewiston, MA) scored 11 points while senior guard Jack Barrett (Reading, MA) and senior forward Shane West (Saco, ME) each had 10 points.
WIT shot a respectable 45.9% from the field and made 9-of-19 three-pointers for 47.4%.
January 28, 2010 Bison charge past Western New England College in conference contest