The Dowling College men’s basketball team suffered a 102-89 loss to the University of Bridgeport this evening at Dowling Gymnasium. The Golden Lions slide to 6-9 on the season and even out at 4-4 in East Coast Conference play. The Purple Knights improve to 11-4 overall, 7-1 ECC.
Bridgeport used a 56.1 shooting percentage, 37 for 66, to maintain a double-digit lead through most of the game. The Purple Knights knocked down 11 of 22 from three-point range and outrebounded the Golden Lions 47-34. UB had balanced scoring with six finishing in double figures. Willie Williams III recorded a game high 21 points paired with a game high 13 rebounds. Devon Elliott poured in 20 points with Jesse Jones coming off the bench with 18 points. Eddie Asamoah and Ernest Rouse finished with 15 and 12 points respectively as Naqwan Crowell rounding out the top scorers with a double double of 11 points and 10 boards.
The Golden Lions were paced by sophomore Ryan Hickey
and Donte Adams
with 20 points apiece. Senior Darien Davis
recorded 13 points with junior Evan Maxwell
and freshman Tristan Brown
adding nine points each.
The Golden Lions return to action as they travel to take on Queens College Thursday, January 22nd
. Tip off is set for 5:30 PM.