Men's Basketball Tripped up at Bentley 80-66 in Regular Season Finale

Men's Basketball Tripped up at Bentley 80-66 in Regular Season Finale

Adrianos Vourliotakis Perdikaris with 11 points for the Ravens

WALTHAM, Mass. (February 25, 2014) – Three different Bentley players scored 18 points apiece, and the Falcons downed the Franklin Pierce University men’s basketball team, 80-66, Tuesday night in the regular season finale at the Dana Center in Waltham, Mass.

Bentley improved to 16-10 overall and 10-10 in the Northeast-10, while the Ravens dipped to 20-6 and 15-6 in league play.

Tyler McFarland, Keegan Hyland, and Jasper Grassa each tossed in 18 for Bentley, while Alex Furness and Shaq Phelps chipped in 11 apiece.

Adrianos Vourliotakis Perdikaris (Cholargos, Athens) and Paul Becklens (Boston, Mass.) each threw in 11 points for the Ravens in the setback, as they will now advance to Sunday’s quarterfinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship at 3 p.m. in The Fieldhouse. More information on the conference post-season tournament will be released later this week.

Bentley shot 48 percent from the floor, while the Ravens struggled at 36 percent. The Falcons also held a 31-25 advantage on the boards, including getting 10 rebounds from Hyland to post a double-double.

Bentley used a quick 7-0 run midway through the first half to open up a 21-11 advantage. Grassa bombed in a three to kick-start the surge, while Phelps and McFarland laid in a basket each to aid it.

Franklin Pierce countered briefly with six of the next eight points, keyed by baskets from Ant Lessane (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Becklens, to pull within six at 23-17. However, Grassa dropped in another bucket at the other end, and the Falcons eventually took a 33-23 advantage into the locker room at halftime.

The second half didn’t go any better for the Ravens, and a three-point play from Hyland and a layup from Phelps early in the stanza staked Bentley to a 42-27 lead.

The Falcons led by as many as 20 on multiple occasions late to cruise in for the win.

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