Connecticut College 91, Coast Guard 80 Rowe Pours in 23 Points for Camels

Connecticut College 91, Coast Guard 80 Rowe Pours in 23 Points for Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Tyler Rowe led all scorers with 23 points and Connecticut College used a 13-0 second half run to beat host Coast Guard 91-80 in a non-conference game between the two New London schools.

Zuri Pavlin had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds while Daniel Janel (17), David Labossiere (14) and Lee Messier (11) all scored in double figures for the Camels, who improved to 5-1 on the season.

"Coast guard presented quite a few difficult matchups for us and their young players were really impressive today," Connecticut College Head Men's Basketball Coach Tom Satran said. "We were able to use our length to deflect a few balls and get easy baskets and that was a big part of the outcome." 

Micah Baldez led Coast Guard with 22 points and six assists while Justin Kane finished with 18 points and seven rebounds and Patrick Witkowski added 15 points and a team-high eight rebounds for the Bears.

Coast Guard led by as many as seven at 37-30 in the first half following a 3-pointer by Kane with 5:37 left, but the Camels would use an 8-0 run taking the lead 38-37 on a dunk by Pavlin with 3:24 left as Conn. outscored the Bears 17-4 to end the half leading 47-41 at the break.

The Bears closed the gap to 47-46 by scoring the first five points of the second half before the Camels scored 13 straight to take a 60-46 lead with 13:52 left.

Coast Guard would cut the deficit to seven at 66-59 with 9:15 left on a bucket by Nolan Benson.

The Camels would later use and 8-1 spurt pushing the lead to 81-66 with 5:33 left.

Connecticut College shot 46.6 percent (34-73) in the win while making 7 of 15 from behind the arc while the Bears were 28 of 72 (38.9 percent) hitting 11 of 29 from 3-point range.