PAXTON, Mass: 80-86 was the final of this afternoons Anna Maria Men's Basketball game as they were unable to defeat Colby-Sawyer in conference action in the Fuller Center.
Early on in the game the Chargers (8-6, 2-0 GNAC) and the AMCATS (5-11, 1-2 GNAC) traded back and forth with 3-point shots. There were twelve made in the first half combined, with Colby-Sawyer having a slight advantage being up 46-40 going into the locker room. Chargers Center Dana Bean would also hit the 1000-point mark in the first half making him the 20th to do so in school history.
In the second half the Chargers would continue shooting the ball at a high percentage, going 59.3% from the floor. Anna Maria was able to match them point for point in the half, but the 6-point lead from the first period made the difference at the final buzzer for Colby-Sawyer, giving them the 86-80 victory over the AMCATS.
Top Performers for the Chargers
Dana Bean: 22 points (game high), 1 steal, 1 assist, and 8 rebounds,
Jourdain Bell: 18 points, 2 steals, 5 assists, and 6 rebounds,
Patrick Coffey: 17 points, 2 steals, 4 assists, and 2 rebounds.
Top Performers for the AMCATS
Mike Rapoza (Charlton, Mass.): 18 points, 2 blocks, 2 steals, 3 assists, and 14 rebounds,
Bobby Perette (Marshfield, Mass.) 13 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds,
Anthony Buckley (Haverhill, Mass.): 12 points, 2 assists, and 4 rebounds,
Ralph Grasso Jr. (Marlborough, Mass.): 12 points, 3 assists, and 2 rebounds.
Inside the Numbers
Shooting Percentage: AMC 41.2%, CSC 55.7%,
3-Point Percentage: AMC 25.7%, CSC 43.5%,
Free Throw Percentage: AMC 83.3%, CSC 80%,
Rebounds: AMC 35, CSC 35,
Assists: AMC 23, CSC 22,
Steals: AMC 7, CSC 10,
Turnovers: AMC 14, CSC 17.
Colby-Sawyer will be back on the floor this Thursday at 7 PM as they take on Regis College for another
Anna Maria will also be back this Thursday at home as they will go against GNAC opponent Suffolk
University, with action starting at 5 PM.