MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Thomas College men's basketball team fell to Western New England 81-67 on the first day of the Herb Kenny Tip-Off Tournament at Wesleyan University on Friday evening.
The Golden Bears jumped out to a hot start, scoring the first 11 points of the game over the first five minutes. Western New England kept control over the next six minutes, holding a 25-8 lead with nine minutes to go in the half. WNE outscored the Terriers 20-10 over the remainder of the period to hold a 45-18 lead at the half.
Western New England continued to hold the advantage through most of the second half. The Terriers ended the game on a 17-1 run but could not overcome the deficit and fell 81-67.
Thomas will play in the consolation game of the Herb Kenny Tip-Off against Becker College on Saturday, November 17 at 1:00 PM at Wesleyan.