The C.W. Post men’s basketball team has won two consecutive games, defeating Bloomfield College 90-82 and Felician College 92-78. With the two wins, the Pioneers’ record moves to 4-1, with their only loss occurring on November 16th, to Chestnut Hill College by a score of 93-80.
In their most recent game against the Felician Golden Falcons on November 27th, the Pioneers did not get off to a quick start. During the first half of play, there were an abundance of foul calls, dramatically slowing down the pace of the game. However, during the final handful of minutes of the first half, senior guard Stefan Bonneau found his rhythm, knocking down shot after shot. Bonneau scored 12 points in the half to help give the Pioneers a 47-39 advantage at the break.
The Pioneers started off the second half better with good ball movement and solid defense. Junior guard Tobin Carberry led the Pioneers in scoring with 23 points on 6-9 shooting from the floor and 3-4 shooting from the perimeter. In addition, late in the game, Carberry showed off some of his high-flying abilities with an incredible finish of an alley-oop that put the crowd in a frenzy.
Senior point guard Terry Coleman had an impressive showing in all facets of the game. Coleman scored 18 points while missing only one shot the entire afternoon. He made a couple of difficult running shots and was a perfect 4-4 from three-point range. His defense was also spectacular, breaking up several passes, and he also managed to dish out five assists.
Carberry and Coleman stepped up their play down the stretch when Bonneau left the game with about ten minutes left due to cramps. Sophomore forward Vaughn Allen played well in the win, attaining a double-double scoring 11 points and snatching 10 rebounds.
The Pioneers’ big lead of as much as 19 points was cut to eight points during the final two minutes of play. However, the Pioneers sank their free-throws and won with a double digit victory, 92-78.
The Golden Falcons’ senior center John Tello led the game in scoring, as he dropped 29 points on 11-21 shooting, while also showing some outside range, nailing four three-pointers.
One of the most crucial statistics was the success from beyond the arc for both teams. The Pioneers were able to hit the three-point shot at ease, nailing 12 of their 20 attempts (60 percent). On the other hand, the Golden Falcons as a team, with the exception of Tello, struggled as they successfully made only eight of their 21 attempts (38 percent).
The next game for the Pioneers comes on Wednesday, November 30th, against Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut, at 7 p.m. Last season, the Pioneers split their two games against the Post Eagles, as both teams won on their home courts.