Babson Runs to Victory Over Clark

Babson Runs to Victory Over Clark


-Score: Babson College 102, Clark University 65

-Records: Clark (5-16, NEWMAC 1-9), Babson (13-8, NEWMAC 6-4)

-Location: Worcester, Mass. (Kneller Athletic Center)

-The Lead: The Clark University men's basketball team suffered a setback to the Beavers of Babson College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest on Saturday afternoon. Senior Brandon Johnson (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) led all scorers with 16 points to lead the visitors to victory.


-Babson took a six-point lead with 12:39 on the clock after junior Jack Coolahan (Newton, Penn) made a drive to the basket and a three-pointer in a 3-0 rally before the Cougars called their first timeout of the game (16-10). The visitors continued their streak and managed to pull ahead by 11 with 10:33 on the clock after Graham Dolan (Williamsville, N.Y.) hit a jumper, Matt Pattyson (Doylestown, Penn.) hit one from behind the arc, and first year Colin Bradense (Billerica, Mass.) capped it off with a layup for the 23-12 advantage. The Beavers pulled ahead by 33 before the break (57-24).

-Coolahan led Babson with 10 points in the first 20 minutes and was 2-for-2 from behind the arc. Sophomore Biko Gayman (Fort Pierce, Fla.) led Clark with 10 points to lead Clark in the first.

-Johnson added seven points from a layup, three-pointer, and a pair of free-throws to extend the Beaver's lead to 35 five minutes into the second half (70-35). Sophomore Anthony Grzembski (Webster, Mass.) put up 12 points in the second for Clark and his classmate Charles Pappas (Westminster, Mass.) put up 11 points off the bench going 3-for-3 from three-point range. The Beavers edged Clark in scoring 45-41 in the second to take away the 102-65 victory.


-Johnson led all scorers with 16 points to lead Babson to victory. Coolahan added 12 points and sophomore Andrew Jaworski (Tolland, Conn.) added 10 points to round out double-digit scoring for the visitors.

-Gayman led Clark with 12 points, Grzembski finished with 14 points and Pappas added 11 for Clark.

-Babson shot 62.1% from the field while Clark shot 37.1%.

-Clark shot 87.5% from the free-throw line (7-for-8) and the Beavers shot 75% (15-for-20).

-The Beavers outrebounded the Cougars 39-28.


-Clark hosts NEWMAC opponent, Emerson College, on Wednesday, February 6th at 7:00 p.m.

-Babson is back in Worcester on Wednesday, February 6th when they travel to WPI for a NEWMAC matchup at 8:00 p.m.