Courtesy of Colby-Sawyer Sports Information
NEW LONDON, N.H. – The Thomas College men's basketball team dropped a 98-46 contest to a hot-shooting Colby-Sawyer College team on Saturday afternoon in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) play.
Colby-Sawyer improves to 8-3 overall and 5-0 in the NAC. The Chargers will head to Maine next weekend to play at Husson and Maine Maritime. Thomas drops to 5-7 overall and 3-3 in the NAC. The Terriers will host UMaine-Farmington next Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
Colby-Sawyer junior Jourdain Bell led five Chargers that scored double figures with 18 points. Sophomore Patrick Coffey scored 17 points, all in the first half, on 7-of-7 from the floor while Dana Bean added 16 points and three blocks.
Thomas' lone double figure scorer was sophomore Zach Mackinnon (Kennebunk, Maine) who scored 11 points. Senior John Morgan (Sanford, Maine) led the Terriers with seven rebounds while junior Willie Grant (Philadelphia, Pa.) contributed with seven points.
The Chargers led 46-17 at the half and then outscored Thomas 52-29 in the second for the final score of 98-46. The Colby-Sawyer defense held Thomas to 27 points below their scoring average of 73.
Colby-Sawyer used a 52-33 advantage on the glass to outscore Thomas 17-2 in second chance points and also scored 24 points off of 17 Terrier miscues. Thomas also finished with a tough 15-for-57 from the floor and 6-for-23 from behind the arc.