Panthers fall in final game of semester
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's basketball team used a 22-4 run to open a 20-point first-half lead Saturday afternoon and went on to defeat Plymouth State University, 87-64, in a Little East Conference game at the Tripp Athletic Center.
Senior Lance Greene led the Corsairs with a double double, scoring 25 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. He made 8-of-11 shots from the field and blocked six shots. Sophomore Eleazar Clayton added a career-high 20 points, senior Alex Klepaldo contributed 11, and sophomore John Genkos added 10.
The Corsairs got a pair of jumpers from freshman Alex Rodrigues, a three-point play from Genkos, and a layup from freshman Jake Laga to take a 22-11 lead with 9:29 left in the first half. PSU senior Jesse Sabolis interrupted the run with a layup, but Greene hit a layup and two free throws and Clayton added a layup and a pair of jump shots. PSU senior Kyle Walker converted a layup, but UMD senior Colin Burns capped the run with a three-pointer.
The Corsairs improved to 6-3 and 1-1 in the Little East while the Panthers dropped to 4-5 and 0-2 in LEC play. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Johnson & Wales Tuesday evening. Plymouth State will visit Bowdoin January 3rd.
(Courtesy of UMass Dartmouth Sports Information)
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