Second-Ranked and Undefeated Williams Races Past Men’s Basketball

Patrick Lazor

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Connecticut College men's basketball team fell to No. 2 Williams by a 95-69 decision at Chandler Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.

Williams (13-0, NESCAC 2-0) burst out to a 16-3 advantage and never looked back. After the Camels missed a dunk, James Heskett dialed up from long range on the other end to give the hosts a 30-10 cushion with 8:30 remaining to remain in control. The margin extended to as many as 30 when Kyle Scadlock converted a layup to make it 50-20, and the Ephs carried a commanding lead into the break.

The hosts, which shot 67.9 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from beyond the arc in the opening half, continued to thrive in the second frame. Heskett made another 3-pointer to set the tone, and Matt Karpowicz brought the margin up to as many as 41 by hitting two free throws at the midway point. The Camels fought hard but came no closer than 25 points the rest of the way.

Bobby Casey led Williams by providing 24 points and eight assists, which were both game highs, and Heskett finished with 20 points by most notably sinking four shots from downtown. Scadlock added 19 points.

Sophomore Dan Draffan (Hamden, Conn.) and senior David Labossiere (Stoneham, Mass.) paced Connecticut College in the losing effort. Draffan registered 14 points and eight rebounds, while Labossiere netted 11.

Connecticut College (4-8, NESCAC 0-2) returns home for the first time in over a month to host Fisher College on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.