SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Pride knocked down 12 three pointers as Coast Guard fell to Springfeld 93-67 Wednesday night in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action.
With the loss, the Bears fall to 9-9 on the season and 1-8 in conference play. The Pride improve to 14-6 overall and 8-1 in the NEWMAC.
Sophomore Jake Ross tallied his first career triple-double with 22 points, 10 assists and 12 rebounds. Junior Cam Earle had 20 points making 4-6 from three. Senior Andy McNulty scored 14 points with four three-pointers while sophomore Trey Witter scored 12 and classmate Heath Post finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.
Midway through the first half, Springfield used a 9-0 run to break open a close game and take a 12 point lead (26-14) with 11:07 left in the opening stanza. McNulty knocked down two three pointers over this stretch while Ross had the other three.
The Pride stretched their lead to 18 before the end of the half, taking a 50-32 lead into the locker room. Springfield was led by Earle who had 16 points in the first half knocking down 4-5 from three.
After Ross opened the second half with a made layup, the Bears went on a 9-3 run to close within 14 (55-41) with 16:07 left in the game. Baldez had four points over this stretch while Witkowski had three.
Springfield however took control of the game back after the Bears run, leading by as many as 23, on their way to their eighth straight win, 95-69.
Coast Guard finished the game shooting 40.6% (28-69) from the floor and made 3-13 (23.1%) from three.
The Pride were 36-67 (53.7%) from the floor and shot 48.0% (12-25) from three.
Coast Guard is back in action on Saturday, February 3rd, when they travel to Worcester, Massachusetts to take on the Babson Beavers. Opening tip is 1:00.