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MEN'S BASKETBALL WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT; TOPS REGIS 73-64

MEN'S BASKETBALL WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT; TOPS REGIS 73-64

THE BASICS 

Score: Regis College, 64; Emmanuel College, 73

Records: Regis College Pride (4-6); Emmanuel College Saints (8-3)

Location: Standish, Maine – Harold Alfond Center

Date: Saturday, December 29, 2018

THE LEAD: Sophomore forward Marcus Fox (Danbury, Conn.) collected a double-double with a games highs in points (23) and rebounds (10) to lift Emmanuel College past Regis College, 73-64, on Saturday afternoon in the Catholic Schools Classic hosted by Saint Joseph's College (ME).

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • The Saints doubled up the Pride early following a layup by senior guard Joe Tamburro (South Windsor, Conn.) put EC on top 14-7 six minutes into the contest.
  • Emmanuel led the rest of the way, despite Regis pulling within six at 32-26 with 3:35 left in the first half after a three pointere by Jordan Seldon (Dorchester, Mass.).
  • EC carried the six point lead into the halftime intermission, leading 35-29 at the break behind a 14-for 35 (40.0%) effort from the floor in the stanza.
  • Emmanuel opened the second half with a 10-0 run to build a 45-29 advantage which proved too much for Regis to overcome.
  • The closest the Pride would get was within seven points following a jumper by Ademola Afonja (Staten Island, N.Y.) with 7:10 to play, cutting the lead to 56-49.
  • Emmanuel was in control down the stretch, holding on for the 73-64 win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

  • The double-double for Fox marks his fourth of the year.
  • EC junior Emmett Riddick (Middletown, Conn.) added 18 points on 7-for-14 shooting in the victory.
  • Emmanuel held Ademola to just eight points marking just the second time all season he was contained to single digits, eight below his season average.
  • Seldon finished with a team-best 12 points for Regis followed by an 11 point outing from junior guard Dimitri Rosa (Tiverton, R.I.).
  • Emmanuel has now won five straight for the first time since the 2015-16 campaign, averaging over 85 points per game during the streak.

UP NEXT

  • Both teams return to action tomorrow in the Catholic Charities Classic as the Pride face Rivier University at 1:00 PM while the Saints take on the host Monks at 3:00 PM. Saint Joseph's College enters the contest on an eight-game winning streak.