Captain Phil Starks catching a pass by teammate against rival Eastern
By: Connor Falaguerra
Sports Editor

In a match up with conference rivals, the Western Connecticut State men’s basketball team couldn’t get a run going to take a lead. There was a lot of shots made by the Colonials but then it was matched by the Warriors.

There was a lot of confidence when the Colonials started fast with a 8-2 lead in the first two minutes of play. But that lead didn’t last long.

The Warriors crept their way back to as they cut the Colonials lead to three as they led 17-14 half way through the first half. But then the Warriors went on an 8-0 run to lead the game 22-17. By the end of the first half the Warriors had a 11 point lead with a score of 41-30.

At the start of the second half the Warriors increased their lead by 17 to make the score 47-30. The Colonials would try to do everything to get something going but the Warriors just answered right back.

For about eight minutes at one point they kept getting closer but never got closer than nine points. Every time there was a thought of the Colonials trying get a run going the Warriors shot it down, literally.

The Warriors finished strong by increasing there lead back up to 17. The Colonials had one of the last shots of the night but the Warriors won 81-66. This means the Warriors swept there rivals for the the season.

Freshman Jauch Green for the Colonials finish with a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Phil Starks was right behind him with 21 points.

The Colonials are in fifth place in the conference with a 6-5 LEC record and a 13-9 overall record. They will be playing Keene State Saturday February 13th at 3:00 p.m. at home. If they win they will jump up to third place in the conference. These games are becoming of importance because of seeding for the conference playoffs coming up in a few weeks.