HARTFORD, Conn. – The Connecticut College men's basketball team dropped a NESCAC contest to Trinity by a 73-62 score on Sunday afternoon at Oosting Gymnasium.
The Bantams scored the first three points and led for nearly the entire contest. Connecticut College took its first lead when Matt Carlin (Syracuse, N.Y.) canned a 3-pointer that was set up by Jack Zimmerman (Bedford, N.H.) to make it 9-8 with 12:56 on the clock, but the hosts answered when Anthony Kelley made a layup 32 seconds later and never trailed again. Trinity scored the last six points of the half and carried a 34-26 advantage into the break.
Connecticut College fought back in the second half and closed the gap to 41-38 when senior David Labossiere (Stoneham, Mass.) converted an unassisted layup. However, that was as close as the visitors would come the rest of the way. However, the hosts embarked on a 12-0 run that was kickstarted by Jared Whitt and moved ahead by 15 with 8:22 left. After the Camels brought the margin down to eight at 60-52 with under four minutes left to play, Trinity sank free throws down the stretch to put the game out of reach.
Trinity got a balanced scoring effort and was led by Nick Seretta's 16-point performance. Kelley chipped in 10 points off the bench, while Donald Jorden finished with eight points, eight boards, and three blocked shots.
Sophomore Dan Draffan (Hamden, Conn.) led Connecticut College by registering a double-double with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Zimmerman contributed 11 points to go along with five assists, while freshman Ryan Omslaer (Jackson, N.J.) grabbed 10 boards.
Connecticut College (7-15, NESCAC 0-8) returns home to host Bowdoin on Friday evening at 7 p.m.