Trinity College 70 Connecticut College 52 Pavlin Tallies 12 Points & Seven Rebounds for Camels

Trinity College 70 Connecticut College 52 Pavlin Tallies 12 Points & Seven Rebounds for Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Senior center Ed Ogundeko (Brooklyn, N.Y.) posted a double-double with a game-high 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Trinity College men's basketball team to a 70-52 victory at Connecticut College Friday night. 

The Bantams improve their record to 10-5 overall and are a perfect 2-0 in NESCAC play. The Camels fell to 8-5 and are 0-3 in conference action.

Ogundeko was 10-for-15 from the field. Sophomore Jeremy Arthur (Westbury, N.Y.) chipped in with 17 points and Connor Merinder (Andover, Mass.) contributed with nine points and four rebounds off the bench. 

Connecticut College senior forward Zuri Pavlin (New York, N.Y.) had 12 points and seven rebounds to lead the Camels in the setback. Pavlin was honored in a pre-game ceremony as the program's all-time leading rebounder. He has pulled down 838 boards in his storied career.

Junior Lee Messier (Narragansett, R.I.) and sophomore Tyler Rowe (East Hartford, Conn.) both finished with 10 points in the loss. 

"We really struggled to score in the second half," Connecticut College Head Men's Basketball Coach Tom Satran said. "At times our defense was really good so it's too bad we couldn't convert a little more."

The Camel did a nice job in the opening half on the backboards, holding a 16-to-13 advantage and trailed 31-26 at the break. 

But Ogundeko had 14 of his 21 in the second stanza. He has now piled up 35 rebounds and 36 points in his first two NESCAC games against Williams and Connecticut College.

The Camels will host #5 Amherst tomorrow afternoon for a 3:00 p.m. game. The Bantams will visit Wesleyan for a 3:00 p.m. game in Middletown, Conn.