PSU Men’s Basketball falls to Endicott in opener of Colby Classic

PSU Men’s Basketball falls to Endicott in opener of Colby Classic

Panthers to face Daniel Webster in consolation game Saturday

            WATERVILLE, Maine – Sophomore Kamahl Walker (Worcester, Mass.) poured in 20 points on 6-of-9 shooting to lead the Endicott College men's basketball team past Plymouth State University 86-58 Friday night, in the first day of the Colby Classic.

            The Gulls finished with four starters in double figures, as seniors Andre Makris (Southbury, Conn.) and John Henault (Lunenburg, Mass.) and sophomore Max Motroni (West Warwick, R.I.) added 14, 13 and 13 points respectively.

            Plymouth State was led by sophomore Curtis Arsenault (Berlin, N.H.), who netted 15 points in the losing effort.  Arsenault also pulled down seven rebounds, while junior Uche Nwokeji (Lynn, Mass.) chipped in with eight points and eight rebounds.

            Although Endicott led for the duration of the game, Plymouth stayed close throughout most of the opening frame.  The Panthers trailed by just seven (34-27) after sophomore Logan Kesty (New Boston, N.H.) hit a three with 4:48 to play in the first half.  From there, however, the Gulls would use a 16-6 run to close out the half with a 50-33 lead. 

            In the second half Plymouth was able to cut the lead to 15 multiple times, but could not get any closer.  After a pair of Arsenault free throws left the deficit at 67-52 with 10:34 to play, Endicott went on a 19-6 run to put the game away.

           Plymouth State (1-2) will face Daniel Webster in the consolation game Saturday afternoon (1:00 p.m.).  The Eagles fell to host Colby College 96-66 in Friday's other game.  Endicott (2-0) and Colby will meet in the finals at 3:00 p.m.

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