UML Basketball Team Falls at Central Conn.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Tyler Kohl scored 26 points with four 3-pointers, Ian Krishnan added 15 points with three 3s and Central Connecticut shot 61 percent from the field in beating UMass Lowell 86-74 on Tuesday night.
Jamir Coleman added nine points for the Blue Devils (2-1), who finished 12 of 24 from long distance.
The River Hawks (1-2) closed to 63-53 on a 16-4 run capped by Allin Blunt’s layup, but CCSU replied with a 15-4 run and led by 20 points on Will Ellis’ 3 with 4:59 left.
Kohl’s 3-pointer put the Blue Devils up for good, 10-7, and CCSU pulled away 24-14 after hitting 6 of 7 from beyond the arc. Kohl hit four 3s and scored 22 points and CCSU shot 66.7 percent from the field in the first half to take a 52-35 halftime lead.
Ryan Jones scored 18 points, Alex Rivera and Christian Lutete added 12 points each and Joey Glynn had 10 for the River Hawks, as the team shot 47.5 percent from the field.
UMass Lowell will play at Brown University on Friday.
UML women blast Fisher
Ren’Cia Rolling came within one rebound of a triple-double as the UMass Lowell women’s basketball team picked up its second win of the season with a 79-45 home victory against Fisher College.
The win gave the River Hawks (2-1) their first back-to-back victories since the 2015-16 season.
“It was an underwhelming victory for us, with the discrepancies in size and talent that we think we have,” commented UML coach Tom Garrick. “I didn’t think we were disciplined in our execution or effort, but that’s always something we can work on.”
Kharis Idom and Katie McKie set new personal bests with 13 points each. Rolling (10 pts, 9 rebounds, 10 assists) is the first UML player to have 10 or more assists in a game since 2012.