BRISTOL, R.I. (January 28, 2020) – The Western New England University men's basketball team suffered their third straight loss, falling 83-72 to Roger Williams in CCC action on Tuesday evening at the Campus Recreation Center.
The Hawks were led by junior Drew Hart (Cheshire, Conn.), who had a double-double with 28 points and 14 rebounds. Sophomore Eli Harris (Falmouth, Mass.) contributed 18 points.
The Hawks started out strong, grabbing a 13-7 lead roughly five minutes into the game after a layup from Harris. The Golden Bears took the lead back after a layup from sophomore Antonio Brancato (Fairfield, Conn.) to give Western New England a 24-23 lead.
After exchanging the lead several times, the Golden Bears grabbed a six point lead with the score at 41-35. The Hawks went on a 7-0 run to end the half and take a 42-41 lead into halftime.
The Hawks extended their lead to eight early in the second half after a layup from junior JJ Pfohl (Trumball, Conn.) gave Roger Williams a 53-45 lead. A 3-pointer from Harris with just under 10 minutes left in the game gave the Hawks a 12 point lead, their largest lead of the game at that point.
The Golden Bears cut the lead down to five before the Hawks pulled away in the final minutes.
• Western New England dropped their third straight game.
• The Golden Bears sit in third place in the CCC standings.
Western New England (11-8) will travel to Salve Regina on Saturday afternoon. Roger Williams (12-7) will host Wentworth on Saturday afternoon.