WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The Worcester State University men's basketball team fell short against Colby-Sawyer College by a final score of 85-71 in the consolation game of the Williams College Tip-Off Tournament Saturday afternoon.
Colby-Sawyer jumped out to a 16-3 lead 9:23 into the game, highlighted by a Dana Bean three-point play and an Omar Boone dunk. The Chargers defense held the Lancers scoreless for the first 7:56, when senior Cal Howes (Maynard, Mass.) converted an and-one to get Worcester State on the board.
The teams went into the locker room with the Chargers up 40-26. Jake Lorman banked in a half-court shot as time expired to extend the lead to 14.
The Chargers went 12-34 (35.3%) from the field in the half, while the Lancers were 9-40 (22.5%).
A Tyler Dion (Barre, Mass.) trey cut the lead to eight with 16:15 to go, but the Lancers would never get any closer. A Zack Caraballo steal and subsequent Bean dunk upped the Chargers lead to 19 with 11:13 to play, and they maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.
Both teams stepped up their offense in the second half, with the Chargers shooting 16-31 (51.6%), while the Lancers connected on 17-32 (53.1%) of their shots.
Dion led all scorers with 24 points, while Howes added nine points and 10 boards in the loss.
Worcester State will return to the hardwood on Wednesday evening, playing in their home opener against Dean College. Tipoff from Brissette Court is slated for 6 p.m.
Release courtesy of Williams College Sports Information.