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Gators Secure Second Straight Victory

Gators Secure Second Straight Victory

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Pine Manor men's basketball team picked up its second straight win on Tuesday night as the Gators knocked off Anna Maria, 90-80 at Brunelli Court.

PMC improves to 6-13 with the win, while the AMCATS drop to 6-14.

 

KEY CONTRIBUTORS

  • Senior Rasheed Bell (Dorchester, Mass.) was the top performer in the game with 27 points and 12 rebounds, both game-highs.
  • Bell already had a double-double in the first half as he scored 14 and grabbed 10 caroms in the opening period.
  • Senior Jamel Hamans (Meriden, Conn.) also had a big game with 13 points and eight rebounds.
  • Sophomore Sayvonn Houston (Brockton, Mass.) and Quarin Porter were the other two Gators in double-figures with 12 and 11, respectively.

FOR THE AMACATS

  • Freshman Anthony Buckley (Haverhill, Mass.) led Anna Maria in scoring with 21 points.
  • Junior John Dombrowski (Leominster, Mass.) scored 16 points, all in the second half, to spark his team's comeback attempt.
  • Freshman Demario Scarpegnato (Haverhill, Mass.) had 12 points and a team-high five rebounds.

RECAP

The Gators set the tone for the game early on, opening with a 22-8 over the first 10 minutes of the game. Eventually opening up a 22-point lead heading into the break. Bell was a big part of building that league as he scored 14 points on a 4-for-7 shooting from the field.

The Gators shot a solid 46.2 percent (18-for-39) in the first half, while limiting their opponents to only five field goals and an 18.5 percent (5-for-27) shooting percentage.

The AMCATS stepped up their scoring in the second half improving to a 66.7 percent (20-for-30) shooting percentage. Dombrowski was 6-for-8 from the field, including two three-pointers aiding in visitors' comeback attempt.

The guests slowly chipped away at the 22-point deficit to close the deficit to single-digits at 76-68 after Bailey Braga (Foster, R.I.) knocked down a three with just over five minutes remaining.

Over the next two and half minutes, the AMCATS would get as close as six points, but PMC was able to hold on for the 90-80 victory.

 

UP NEXT

Pine Manor returns to the court on Friday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. as the Gators close out their four-game home stand against Bryant Stratton.