Cougars Fall to Falcons

Cougars Fall to Falcons

THE BASICS

-Score: Fitchburg State University 90, Clark University 70

-Records: Clark University (2-6), Fitchburg State University (3-4)

-Location: Fitchburg, Mass (Parkinson Gymnasium)

-The Lead: The Clark University Men's Basketball team were taken down by the Falcons of Fitchburg State University in a road game on Tuesday night. Clark was led by freshmen, Tyler Davern (Webster, Mass) who finished the game with 17pts, going 6-8 from the field.

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Half

-Clark won the tipoff and got an opening three pointer from senior, John Pisacreta (Andover, Mass) to take a  3-0 lead. Fitchburg State quickly answered with a three of their own.

-The two teams traded baskets and were tied 22 apiece, when Fitchburg erupted on an 11-0 run to take a 33-22 lead.

-After a made jumper from Davern (Webster, Mass) cut the Fitchburg lead to 33-26, the Falcons finished the first half on a 12-4 run, taking a commanding 45-30 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Second Half

-After a poor opening five minutes by the Cougars, the Falcons were able to extend their lead to 58-32

-A Cougar 13-1 run, led by junior, Luca McCormick (Fort Lauderdale, Fla) cut the Falcons lead to 64-54 midway through the second half, only to see the Falcons regain control and earn the win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

-Davern (Webster, Mass) led the Cougars with 17pts, while McCormick (Fort Lauderdale, Fla) led the Cougars with 5 rebounds.

-Falcon Junior, Jonathan Perez (Lowell, Mass) led all players, scoring a game high 28pts.

-The Cougars shot a dismal 13% from beyond the arc (3-24), and were 77% from the free throw line (17-22)

UP NEXT

-Clark closes first semester action with a home game against Newbury College on Saturday. Tip is slated for 2:00 p.m.

-The Falcons will travel west to face the Ephs of Williams College on Thursday. Tip is slated for 7:00 p.m.