BOSTON, Mass. – The Curry College men's basketball team lost a 75-61 decision at the Wentworth Institute of Technology on Wednesday night in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Tansey Gymnasium.
Sophomore Kevin Fernandez (Lawrence, Mss.) netted a game-high 16 points on 5-for-12 shooting to lead the Leopards (13-8 overall, 6-6 CCC). Senior Stephen Azums (Hyde Park, Mass.) contributed 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, and two blocks, while junior Trey Carrier (Wilton, N.H.) chipped in 14 points to go along with nine boards. Sophomore Noah Bice (Woodacre, Calif.) added 12 points off the bench to round out the scorers in double figures.
Freshman Michael Ashley (Atlanta, Ga.) paced the Colonels (5-15 overall, 1-10 CCC) with 13 points on 5-for-10 shooting and grabbed six rebounds. Senior Daymeann Stewart (Milwaukee, Wis.) finished with 12 points while freshman Angelo Sardegna (Lutz, Fla.) supplied 11.
Wentworth led by as many as 11 in the first half following a three-pointer by freshman Conor Rubenskas (Bridgewater, Mass.) to make the score 19-8 with 10:53 to go. Curry hung around for the remainder of the stanza, cutting the deficit to five, 25-20, on a layup by senior Jared Thorpe-Johnson (Dorchester, Mass.). The margin quickly went back to 10 with a 5-0 run on a layup by junior Kyle Henseler (Coventry, R.I.) and a triple from Hernandez. The Colonels had a mini-run of their own, a 5-0 spurt to pull within five, 30-25, at the 2:13 mark. The Leopards entered the intermission with a 33-29 advantage.
After Wentworth built another 10-point in the opening minutes of the second half, it would eventually be trimmed to two thanks to an 11-3 run, capped off by a made free throw from Stewart to make the score 47-45, with 10:55 left in regulation.
That is as close as Curry would get as the Leopards went on a 17-2 run to build a 64-47 advantage, before coming away with the 14-point victory, 75-61.
Curry will next host Western New England University on Saturday, February 8 at 3:00 p.m. Wentworth remains home and will welcome in Gordon College on Saturday for a 3:00 p.m. tip.