CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --- The Becker College men's basketball team lost 81-77 at Lesley University on Tuesday night in Cambridge in the New England Collegiate Conference opener for both teams.
Becker was led by senior forward Samuel Durodola (Rosedale, N.Y. / Campus Magnet) with 27 points and eight rebounds. Junior guard Kareem Davis (Lowell, Mass. / St. John's) finished with 20 points and eight rebounds, going eight-of-eight from the charity stripe. Junior forward Dewayne Thomas (Springfield, Mass. / Lowell) added 11 points, eight rebounds and two steals. Junior forward Bernard Broaster (Pembroke Pines, Fla. / Charles W. Flanagan) chipped in with seven points and four boards.
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE:
Lesley led the game off with five 3-pointers to give them a 15-9 lead seven minutes into play. Joey Martin paved the way for the Lynx sinking three 3-pointers in a row to kick start the offense. Xeo Golding was next from downtown, followed by another from Martin.
Becker's Samuel Durodola netted a 3-pointer for the Hawks to get them within three points of Lesley, 14-17. Two buckets from Marquise Johnson extended Lesley's lead, but Durodola came back with anther make from beyond the arc to make the score 23-25 with six minutes to go in the first half.
Johnson charged the Lynx during a 10-0 run collecting 6 points and 1 steal, enroute to a 42-36 advantage at the end of the first twenty.
Martin continued his hot streak with two more 3-pointers to open up the second half and push to 10 point cushion.
With 5:35 left in the game, Kareem Davis tied the game with deep three to make it 69 a piece. Durodola worked under the basket to the Hawks their first lead since early in the game and forced a Lesley time out.
Martin continued to display the art of shooting, hitting his seventh 3-pointer on the night to give Lesley the lead 77-75 with just over a minute left to play. Johnson took a huge offensive charge with twenty seconds left which would seal the win the Lynx 81-77.
Martin led all scorers with 30 points and eight 3-pointers. Durodola was close behind for Becker with 27 points.
Joey Martin- 30 points, 8-3 pointers, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks
Marquise Johnson- 19 points, 8 rebounds
Samuel Durodola- 27 points, 8 rebounds
Kareem Davis- 20 points
Becker is back on the court on Thursday when they host Wheelock College at 6:00 p.m.