Poultney, Vt. – The Thomas College men's basketball team picked up their 10th win of the season as they rolled past the Green Mountain Eagles 97-56 in a North Atlantic Conference match-up Saturday afternoon. Junior guard Jarrad DeVaughn scored the game high, netting 21 points while dishing out eight assists.
With the win the Terriers improve to 10-7 on the season and 7-5 in the NAC, while GMC falls to 3-13 and 2-10 in the NAC.
The game opened with the teams trading baskets for the first five minutes as the Terriers held a slim one-point lead at 7-6. The Terriers pushed the lead to eight before GMC's Terry Jones hit two free throws to bring the Eagles within six at 19-13 with 10:39 remaining in the first. The Terriers would proceed to blow the game open with a long, sustained 26-0 run and took a commanding lead into the break with the score 53-20.
The second half saw the Terriers offense continue to roll past GMC as they cruised to victory.
Sophomores Franklin Salvador and Martin Cleveland also hit double figures in the Terriers win. Salvador dominated from behind that arc as all 18 of his points came from three point land. Cleveland went 9-for-10 from the field scoring 18 points and grabbing a team high eight rebounds.
The Terriers will step outside of NAC play for a Tuesday evening for an out of conference game with the Polar Bears of Bowdoin. Tip-off is slated for 7:00 p.m. in Thomas' Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.