-Score: Babson College 81, Clark University 59
-Records: Clark University (5-10, NEWMAC 1-3) Babson College (11-4, NEWMAC 4-0)
-Location: Babson Park, Mass. (Staake Gymnasium)
-The Lead: The Clark University men's basketball team fell to Babson College 81-59 on Saturday afternoon. Senior Brendan Kittredge (Clinton, Mass.) lead all scorers with 18 points and a team high five rebounds on the day.
HOW IT HAPPENED
-The Cougars got out to a quick 6-2 lead around the five-minute mark after back to back layups from Kittredge and a bucket from senior Adam Converse (Woodstock, Conn.). After a three-pointer made by sophomore Andrew Jaworski (Tolland, Conn.), Clark went on an 8-0 run after baskets from Converse, first year Antonio Lapeyrolerie (Plano, Texas),and sophomore Biko Gayman (Fort Pierce, Fla.) (12-7).
-The Beavers then responded three made three- pointers and some free throws to regain the lead 18-14 with just over eight minutes to play in the half. The Beavers were able to go on five-point run, which ended after a made jump shot from Kittredge (23-16). Clark closed out the half with a pair of free throws, a layup, and a jumper from Kittredge (29-22).
-After the break, Clark was able to get things going again after a made three pointer from sophomore Tyler Davern (Webster, Mass.) and basket from first year Alex Nazaire (Ellicot City, Md.) to bring the Cougars back within four (31-27). Babson broke the game open with a 19-8 run over the next six minutes. Jaworski, junior Julian Alexis(Somerville, N.J.) and sophomores Matt Pattyson (Doylestown, Pa.) and Graham Dolan (Williamsville, N.Y.) all made three-pointers during the spurt, which pushed the lead to 50-35 at the 12:06 mark.
-Clark was able to close the game out with a pair of free throws from sophomore Matthew Waggett (Saugus, Mass.), two more free throws from first year Tim Holt (North Providence, R.I.), and a made three pointer by first year Sho Kinugawa (Natick, Mass.) (81-59).
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
-Kittredge lead all scorers on the day with 18 points and five rebounds. Gayman also added eight points, five assists, and three steals in the loss. First year James Welch (Needham, Mass.) lead the beavers with 17 points on the night.
-The Beavers shot 50% from the floor while the Cougars shot 45.1%.
-Babson forced Clark into 21 turnovers which the Beavers turned into 34 points. Clark forced Babson to turn the ball over 18 times which they were able to convert into seven points.
-Clark is home against Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday, January 16thin a NEWMAC matchup.
-Babson is back at home on Wednesday, January 16thfor a NEWMAC matchup against the Lyons of Wheaton College at 7 p.m.