Jan 05, 2013
Endicott's Andre Makris led all scorers with team-season-high 27 points on 12-of-19 shooting from the floor, to go along with seven rebounds. Lance Greene added 10 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, hitting for two crucial free throws with 25 seconds left to secure the win. John Henault also notched double figures with 13 points.
Western New England had a chance to tie the game with 2 seconds remaining, but Ryan Mickiewicz's (7 points) 3-point attempt was well off the mark.
Neither team led by more than six points in a closely-contested matchup.
Alston made back-to-back treys to give WNE a 34-32 lead at the intermission.
The Golden Bears led for most of the second half--including their biggest lead of five points at 48-43 on a Mickiewicz three-point play with 14:59 to go--until a Makris lay-in gave Endicott its first lead, 52-50, since the midpoint of the first stanza. Greene (8 points) and Makris (4 points) combined to score the Gulls' last 12 points of the game.
Despite being outrebounded 47 to 41, Western New England had a decided scoring edge in the paint, 30-22.