Nashua, NH – The Daniel Webster men's basketball team hung close throughout the night but Regis College escaped with a 50-47 victory in a New England Collegiate Conference matchup Tuesday night at Mario Vagge Gymnasium.
In a defensive battle through between two evenly matched clubs, only one player from each squad reached double figures. Osanto Marc (Kissimmee, Fla.) led the Pride (8-11, 5-5 NECC) with a game high 18 points. John Hickson (Springfield, Mass.) led the host Eagles (5-13, 4-6 NECC) with 14 points including three three-pointers and added 10 rebounds for his first double double of the season.
Ryan Chambers (Abington, Mass.) added nine points from the visitors while LaQuinn Shuler added eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
Dave Schindewolf (Robbinsville, N.J.0 chipped in with eight points and five boards for DWC.
Neither team gained a lead by more than five points all night. Regis held the three-point edge in the final moments and DWC set up for the tie in the closing seconds but a three-point attempt just missed giving the Pride the victory.
Regis finished with a 33-28 total rebounding advantage. DWC shot 43-percent on the night while the Pride hit for 41-percent.
The Eagles visit Newbury on Thursday in a NECC matchup tipping off at 7:00 p.m.
Regis hosts NECC foe Becker on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.