DANBURY, Conn. – Freshman Michael Jensen (Gales Ferry, Conn.) scored a game-high 27 points Saturday afternoon to lead the Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball team to a 99-82 victory over Little East Conference rival Plymouth State University at Feldman Arena.
A total of four WestConn players scored in double figures including senior Jamie Procino, (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) who tossed in 20 points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds. Senior Kyle Norfleet (Waterbury, Conn.) added 13 points and sophomore Tyshawn Gillespie (Hartford, Conn.) chipped in with 10 points for the winners.
Senior Chris Wilkinson (Newmarket, N.H.) led Plymouth State with 14 points and eight rebounds off the bench. Junior Ben Huntington (Hampstead, N.H.) added 12 points in the loss, 10 points below his average.
The Colonials never trailed after Norfleet canned a long three-pointer two minutes into the first half. The Panthers hung tough, but WestConn went on to a 44-35 halftime lead.
Plymouth State drew within five points three times in the second half, the latest at the 16:32 mark. Western followed with a 19-9 run five minutes later to give the Colonials a 15-point lead, 67-52, and PSU couldn’t challenge the rest of the way.
WestConn raises its record to 6-2 on the season and evens its LEC mark at 1-1 while the Panthers fall to 3-5 overall and 0-2 in league action.
PSU returns home to host Tufts University on Tuesday at Foley Gymnasium (7:30 p.m.) The Colonials host Bridgewater State on Wednesday at Feldman Arena (7:00 p.m.)
(Courtesy of Western Conn. Sports Information)
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