Osgood's double-double highlights Panthers' loss
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Junior Mike Osgood (Nashua, N.H.) recorded his first double-double of the year, scoring 24 points and bringing down 11 rebounds, but it wasn't quite enough as Plymouth State University fell to in-state rival Colby-Sawyer College, 74-69, in men's basketball action at Foley Gymnasium on Tuesday evening.
With the loss, the Panthers drop to 2-2 while the Chargers improve to 2-1.
Colby-Sawyer led the entire first half and held a 36-34 advantage at the break. Plymouth State began the second half with back-to-back threes from sophomore Jaylen Leroy (Manchester, N.H.) and junior Liam Densmore (Portland, Maine) to take a 40-36 lead. The Panthers pushed the lead to eight on an Osgood layup and remained in front for much of the second frame.
Plymouth continued to hold the lead until a layup from sophomore Dana Bean (Franklin, N.H.) put the Chargers ahead, 66-65, with 2:40 to play. Osgood answered at the other end and Leroy's layup made it a three-point game (69-66) with less than two minutes remaining, but Bean followed with five straight points, including a key and-one, to put the visitors up 71-69 with less than a minute to go. The Chargers came up with a key steal on the following possession to hold on for the win.
Osgood's 24 points came on 10-of-17 shooting, including a pair of emphatic dunks. Leroy stuffed the stat sheet with 19 points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals, while Densmore finished with nine points on three-of-six shooting from beyond the arc.
Bean paced all scorers with a game-high and career-best 28 points to go along with 11 rebounds. Sophomore Patrick Coffey (Westford, Mass.) added 15 points and eight rebounds, while freshman Nate Trevino (Boerne, Texas) led all players with 13 rebounds.
The Panthers outshot the Chargers, hitting 26-of-62 (41.9%) from the field. CSC finished 27-of-71 (38.0%) from the floor.
Plymouth State opens Little East Conference play at home on Saturday (Dec. 2) against the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The game is slated for a 3:00 p.m. tip-off.
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