Balanced attack propels Colby-Sawyer over Lyndon

Balanced attack propels Colby-Sawyer over Lyndon

NEW LONDON, N.H. – The Colby-Sawyer College men's basketball team avenged an early season loss to Lyndon with a 75-49 victory over the Hornets. Colby-Sawyer improves to 7-9 overall and 7-3 in the NAC while the Hornets drop below to 8-9 overall and are 7-4 in league.

Mike Dias and Zach Bean each scored 17 points to lead Colby-Sawyer. Jake Maynard and Cody Addison each brought down eight rebounds. Stephen Thorpe added a game-high seven assists and three steals.

Jason Gray (East Thetford, Vt.) was the lone Lyndon player to reach double-figures with 15 points. George Carle (Central Falls, R.I.) scored seven points and pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds. Devyn Baranauskas (Waterbury, Conn.) added eight points and seven boards.

Lyndon got off to a hot start and pushed its lead to nine, five minutes into the game. After the score was tied 4-4, a layup by Carle capped a 9-0 run to give the visitors a 13-4 lead. Colby-Sawyer then went on a 21-5 run to take a 25-18 lead with seven minutes to play.

The Chargers' biggest lead came after Dias scored the last basket of the first half. The Hornets took advantage of seven offensive boards in the first frame and turned them into 10 points. Dias led all players with 15 first half points.

Colby-Sawyer held a comfortable lead throughout the second half a finished the game with their biggest edge of 26 points, 75-49. The Chargers received 22 points from the bench in the second. The Chargers held a 51-40 advantage on the glass, but was outscored 18-17 on second chance points.