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Gators Put Together Best Offensive Output of Year, Best Lesley 113-84

Gators Put Together Best Offensive Output of Year, Best Lesley 113-84

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Pine Manor men's basketball team put together its biggest offense output on Monday (Feb. 4) night as the Gators knocked off Lesley 113-84 at Brunelli Court.

PMC improved to 8-14 with the win, while the Lynx fell to 2-19.

KEY CONTRIBUTORS

  • Four Gators scored double-figures led by senior Rasheed Bell (Dorchester, Mass.) who scored a game-high 30 points on 12-for-20 (60 percent) shooting.
  • Senior Jamel Hamans (Meriden, Conn.) (24 points), junior Steven Collins (Lynn, Mass.) (23 points), and freshman Jalen Bruce (15 points) were the other Gators to score double-digits.
  • Hamans and Bell also tied for a game-high eight rebounds, as did senior Quarin Porter.
  • Junior Shaun Miller (Hyde Park, Mass.) led the team in assists with four.
  • Pine Manor dominated on the boards and in the turnover game. It outrebounded Lesley 46-29 and forced 30 turnovers.

FOR THE LYNX

  • Sophomore Chase Howard (San Diego, Calif.) led the Lynx with 28 points.
  • Senior Joey Martin (Melbourne, Calif.) picked up 23 points and matched the game-high with eight rebounds.
  • Sophomore AJ Genova (Groton, Conn.) had a game-high five assists.

RECAP

The Lynx controlled the game early for the first 10 minutes of the first half building up a 26-14 lead, including 14 points from Martin alone. However, that would be the biggest lead the Lynx would hold.

Over the next two minutes, the Gators would chip away at the lead, getting to within one at 26-25 at the 8:33 mark in the half.

The hosts finally got the lead back with 6:22 remaining in the opening act when Bell made a layup to put Pine Manor up 29-28. They would not trail again.

Lesley was able to tie the game at 43 with just over two minutes remaining, but a 10-0 run to close out the half, put the hosts firmly in control.

PMC continued to build on the lead in the second half taking advantage of turnovers and second-chance opportunities. Overall in the game, Pine Manor had 41 points off of turnovers and 24 second-chance points. It also dominated in the paint holding a 68-34 advantage.

With four minutes remaining in the game, Collins made a layup to put his team over the century mark for the second time this season. Bruce made a bucket a minute later to give the Gators their highest scoring output of the year. They cruised down the stretch eventually pulling out the 113-84 victory.

 

UP NEXT

Pine Manor will play its final home game of the year on Tuesday, Feb. 12 when they host Rivier at Brunelli Court at  7 p.m.