NEW LONDON, N.H. – The Colby-Sawyer men’s basketball team defeated the Colonels of Curry College, 69-65, on Wednesday evening. The Chargers improve to 8-7 overall and remain unbeaten in The Commonwealth Coast Conference, moving into sole possession of first place at 4-0. Curry falls to 4-11 overall and 2-2 in TCCC play.
The first half featured impressive shooting performances from players of each team. Colby-Sawyer junior Will Bardaglio (Wayne, Maine) went 7-for-12 from beyond the arc en route to 21 first-half points. Not to be outdone, Curry junior Jarrell Jackson (Brockton, Mass.) shot 7-for-11 from the floor for 19 first-half points. After five ties and six lead changes, the Colonels found themselves ahead 39-37 at the half.
Colby-Sawyer freshman Robbie Burke (Cheshire, Mass.) scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half, which led to an 18-8 advantage in points in the paint. Curry was led by sophomore Sedale Jones (Pittsfield, Mass.). Although he struggled shooting the ball in the second (3-14), he led the Colonels with 10 second-half points.
With the game tied at 65-65 with two and a half minutes to play, Burke gave the home team a two-point lead when he drove through the lane for a layup. A couple of defensive stands by Colby-Sawyer and a pair of free throws by Bardaglio secured the 69-65 victory for Colby-Sawyer.
Bardaglio led all players with 29 points, including eight three-pointers, and was 5-for-5 from the charity stripe. Burke recorded his sixth double-double of the season with 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Chargers.
Curry was led by 22 points from Jones. He also had a game best four blocks. Jackson added 21 points on 7-for-15 shooting.
Colby-Sawyer will travel to Nichols on Saturday for a 12:00 pm tip, while Curry visits Amherst College at 7:00 pm on Thursday. (Game recap courtesy of Colby-Sawyer Sports Information)