BRISTOL, R.I. – The Roger Williams University Men’s Basketball team grabbed sole possession of third place in The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) with an 84-59 win over Curry College Wednesday evening.
Pat Flanagan (Somerville, Mass.) knocked down a jumper inside on the first Hawk possession, beginning a wire-to-wire lead for Roger Williams. Curry kept it close in the early minutes, with Michael Connery (Narragansett, R.I.) knocking down a three at the 11:51 mark to make it a 15-18 Colonel deficit. Yet Roger Williams responded with a 13-2 run over the next four minutes to take a 14-point lead and eventually go into the break leading 37-25.
In the second half, Sedale Jones (Pittsfield, Mass.) tried to keep the Colonels in the game, knocking his first four three-point attempts of the period, all of which with a hand in his face. Yet the Hawk advantage proved to be too much to overcome, with Roger Williams’ lead never dropping below double-digits in the period.
Four Hawks scored in double figures, including Taylor Petruccelli (Stratford, Conn.) with 15 and seven rebounds, Matt Grossbard (Pearl River, N.Y.) with 14, Flanagan with 13, and Matt Clifford (Norwood, Mass.) with 12. Flanagan also added six boards and four blocks.
Jones finished with a game-high 20 points for the Colonels. Howard Thompson (West Haven, Conn.) netted 10 points and seven rebounds off the bench, while Michael Worrick (North Grafton, Mass.) added five points and five boards.
Roger Williams (16-8, 8-4 TCCC) closes out the season at home with a 3:00 p.m. contest on Saturday against Eastern Nazarene College. Curry (4-20, 2-10) ends the year at Endicott College on Saturday, also at 3:00 p.m. (Game recap courtesy of Roger Williams Sports Information)