NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Eastern Connecticut State University men's basketball team secured a 69-45 win against Connecticut College Tuesday night.
Sophomore guard Trachone Preston (Enfield, Conn.) and Mike Garrow (Terryville, Conn.) scored 22 points each to lead the visitors. Garrow added nine rebounds and seven assists while Preston finished with seven rebounds and four assists, connecting on 6-of-13 shots from long distance.
The Warriors improve their record to 5-1 while the Camels fall to 1-3 in the early season.
Connecticut College senior Matt Vadas (Spring Lake Heights, N.J.) and Zuri Pavlin (New York, N.Y.) both contributed with double-doubles. Pavlin had 10 points and 14 boards while Vadas added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Camels.
The Warriors stormed out to 32-16 lead at the half. In the second stanza, the visitors pushed the lead to 54-31 with a mini 5-0 run. Preston dialed up a three ball and then Garrow knocked down a jumper with 11:40 remaining.
Connecticut College pulled to within 58-42 when Alex Hall (Durham, Conn.) made a nice steal and finish on the break with 3:29 left.
But the Camels could not get any closer and the Warriors were able to close out the 69-45 victory.
The Connecticut College men's and women's basketball teams hosted their annual Hoops for Hunger Food Drive Tuesday night. Fans, friends and family donated non-perishable food items and cash that will be delivered to the Gemma E. Moran/United Way Labor Food Center in New London.