Men’s Basketball (8-4, 3-0 NECC) Scores 101 Points
Terrance Favors (Boston, Mass.) led all scorers with 19 points in just 20 minutes as Becker defeated Daniel Webster by a score of 101-62 on January 13 at the Leicester Gym. The Hawks ran their record to 8-4 with a 3-0 mark in the NECC standings, while the Eagles of Daniel Webster drop to 3-9 with a 2-2 conference record.
The Hawks wasted no time taking advantage of their athleticism and defense, jumping out to a 12-3 lead in the opening minutes, with all points coming from Favors and Yahmad Rountree (Waterbury, Conn.). Becker continued to build on its lead for much of the first half, led by Rountree who finished the period with 15 points. The Hawks took a 26 point lead with a fast-break layup from Donovin Ford-Hayes (Windsor Locks, Conn.) with 5:55 remaining and Becker leading 42-16. The Eagles attempted to rally, going on a 7-2 run capped off by put-back layup from David Kulowitch (San Diego, Calif.) with 4:37 left. Time and again, Becker took advantage of Daniel Webster turnovers, creating easy baskets at the other end. A 16-1 run capped off by a three-point play from Tyler Roberson (Irvington, N.J.) gave the Hawks a 36 point advantage, and the hosts went into halftime up 60-27. Eighteen of Becker’s points came off turnovers as the Hawks shot 62 percent from the floor.
The second half picked up right where the first left off as the Hawks scored two quick baskets including a three-point play by Favors to go up 65-27. The Eagles attempted to get back in the game with a 7-0 run including a three-pointer from Justin Lewandowski (Bordentown, N.J.), but the Hawks promptly answered with a 15 point run of their own, completed by a three-pointer from Sam Grimsley (Waterbury, Conn.). Becker continued to aggressively push the ball up the court even as their bench took over. The hosts took a 90-41 lead when Ford-Hayes nailed a 3-pointer with 8:05 remaining in the game. Becker passed the 100-point mark for the first time this season on a fast-break layup from Stanley Cunningham (New Haven, Conn.) with 1:06 remaining.
Favors shot 7-of-9 from inside the three-point arc for Becker, producing three assists and two steals in addition to his 19 points. Rountree finished with 15 while pulling down a game-high nine rebounds along with three assists and two steals. Ford-Hayes scored 16 points off the bench, shooting 5-of-6 from the floor and 3-of-4 from downtown. Ford-Hayes helped spark the Hawk reserves to a 50 point outburst. Roberson added 13 points, while Cunningham collected seven points and seven boards.
Daris Cosby (Columbia, S.C.) led the Eagles with 12 points and four rebounds. Kulowitch scored 11 off the bench while pulling down five boards. Eric Suarez (Brooklyn, N.Y.) had a team-high seven rebounds to go along with nine points.
Written by Matt Tittle, Sports Information Director