Chargers Control Paint in Win over Terriers, 76-48

Chargers Control Paint in Win over Terriers, 76-48

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College men's basketball team fell at home, 76-48, to Colby-Sawyer College on Friday night in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) play at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.

In the defeat, the Terriers drop down to 8-10 (5-6 NAC) while the Chargers improve to 12-5 (9-2 NAC).

The game remained even through the first ten minutes as both teams exchanged points on each end of the floor.  The Chargers used a balanced attack offensively to open up to a 31-21 lead at the break, as Taylor Grande, Dana Bean, Patrick Coffey, and Austin Boudreau each contributed with six points.  Bean was a force on the boards with 14 first half rebounds.  Sophomore Zach Mackinnon (Kennebunk, Maine) kept the Terriers within striking distance with nine points on 4-of-7 shooting.

Colby-Sawyer pulled away throughout the second half as they outscored Thomas 45-27 and dominated the glass 25-9.  Bean continued to control the paint as he added another 13 points to lead the way.  Thomas struggled offensively as they shot 2-for-15 from behind the arch.

Bean finished the contest with a game-high 19 points and 18 rebounds for strong double-double while Jourdain Bell netted 13 points with a pair of boards.  Coffey recorded 12 points and six rebounds in the winning effort.

Mackinnon and Carlos Gonzalez (Kennebunk, Maine) each tallied 11 points in the loss while Gonzalez pulled in 10 rebounds for another double-double.  John Morgan (Sanford, Maine) picked up six points and three rebounds.

The Terriers look to bounce back tomorrow afternoon as they take on New England College at 3:00 p.m.