Bentley snaps SNHU winning streak

Sign Up For Our FREE Daily eNews!

Jacari Sanders. Courtesy Photo/SNHU

WALTHAM, Mass. – In what might become a critical moment in the race for mens’ basketball dominance in the Northeast-10 Conference, SNHU fell 75-56 to Bentley on Tuesday.

Southern New Hampshire trailed by eight at the break and crept to within five just over eight minutes into the second half, but Bentley scored 28 of the next 38 points to build its largest lead of the night at 75-52 with 1:47 remaining.

Despite leading the all-time series, 28-26, Bentley wins for just the second time in the last five meetings. The Falcons also snap a two-game skid at home against the Penmen, winning for the first time since Feb. 8, 2017.

The Falcons won the glass (44-35) and the paint (26-20), collected more points off turnovers (9-5) and second chance points (13-9), and featured a better assist-to-turnover ratio (11/11-12/14), while the Penmen received more scoring from their bench (25-15).

The loss marked SNHU’s first this month and snapped a three-game winning streak.

Despite leading the all-time series, 28-26, Bentley wins for just the second time in the last five meetings. The Falcons also snap a two-game skid at home against the Penmen, winning for the first time since Feb. 8, 2017.

Freshman Jacari Sanders (San Antonio, Texas) scored 15 points, while junior Eammon Joyce (Medford, Mass.) had 11 points and 12 rebounds for his seventh career double-double.

The Penmen (7-3, 2-3 Northeast-10) are back in action Saturday, Dec. 14 (1 p.m.) when they take on Goldey-Beacom College.

About Andrew Sylvia 1718 Articles
Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and license to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.