MILTON, Mass. – Visiting Wentworth had four players reach double figures in scoring, and eased past Curry, 64-56, in The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) men’s basketball action Saturday in Milton. The Leopards improved to 14-9 overall and 8-3 in conference play. The Colonels dropped their 10th in a row, falling to 4-19 overall and 2-9 in TCCC action.
Wentworth opened the game on a 21-4 run. The run began with a layup by freshman forward Derek Mayo (Casco, ME) and was capped off with a layup by junior forward Matt Harte (Troy, NY). Curry responded by scoring 18 of the next 28 points, including six from freshman guard Abel Ribiero (Charlestown, MA), to pull within nine (31-22) at the half.
The Leopards came out fast to start the second frame as well, going on an 11-0 run that culminated with a Mayo layup at 16:06. Trailing by 20, the Colonels inched closer over the next 10 minutes, cutting the deficit to seven (52-45) after a layup by junior forward Chris Brown (Boston, MA) with 5:40 remaining. But that was as close as the hosts would come.
Junior guard Eric Prue (Auburn, ME) led Wentworth with a team-high 12 points, while senior forward Sam Herrick (Duxbury, MA) and Mayo each contributed 11, and senior guard Keenan Burke-Pitts (Auburn, MA) added 10. Herrick notched a double-double with 11 rebounds.
Curry was led by Brown with a game-high 15 points, while sophomore forward Sedale Jones (Pittsfield, MA) chipped in with 13. Senior forward Chris Bonadies (Medfield, MA) paced the Colonels with a game-high 13 rebounds.
Both teams resume play on February 16, with the Leopards hosting Colby-Sawyer (7:30 p.m.) and the Colonels traveling to Roger Williams (8:00 p.m.).