BABSON PARK, Mass. – Suffolk men's basketball fell behind early and could not make up the ground as Endicott put on cruise control to take down the Rams, 85-62, in the opening game of the Babson Invitational Saturday afternoon at Staake Gymnasium.
SCORE: Suffolk 62 | Endicott 85
RECORDS: Suffolk (2-1-0) | Endicott (3-0-0)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Gulls early 10-4 edge blossomed to a 25-7 cushion at the midway point. The Rams attempted a rally on a traditional three-point by from Steven DiPrizio with just under five minutes remaining in the first frame, but Endicott answered every hoop Suffolk put in to hold a hefty 47-24 lead at intermission.
The same story could be said about the second set of 20 minutes as Endicott held off each of Suffolk's comeback attempts to take the 85-62 non-conference decision.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Brendan Mulson was the only Suffolk player to record double figures with the sophomore providing 11 points on a 5-for-11 connection rate from the floor. Mulson led the way on the glass as well with seven rebounds.
- Shaun Wingfield was on the cusp of double digits with nine points, shooting 2-for-4 from the field.
- DiPrizio chipped in a well-balanced effort of seven points and five boards off the bench.
- Suffolk struggled from the field, shooting just 30.7 percent from the floor, 18.2 percent from three-point range and 57.1 percent from the foul line.
- Endicott's starting five combined for 56 points as the Gulls shot 47.5 percent from the floor, 65.2 percent from downtown and 85.7 percent from the charity stripe.
- The Gulls won the battle on the boards, outrebounding the Rams, 46-42.
- Suffolk and Endicott met for the first time.
- Wingfield recorded a career-high nine points and two boards.
- Max Bonney-Liles matched a personal-best three rebounds.
- Jarrett Byrne has a career-best five caroms and three points.
- Connor Byrne registered personal-bests in points (4) and rebounds (5).
Suffolk will compete in the Babson Invitational consolation contest tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. versus Maine Farmington.