NEW LONDON, Conn.--Junior Isaiah Robinson (Lynn, Mass.) poured in a game-high 19 points, shooting 8-for-11 from the field, to lead the Connecticut College men's basketball team to a 95-55 victory against the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in the first round of the Coaches Versus Cancer Tip-Off Tournament at the Coast Guard Academy.
The Camels will host Yeshiva University tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in Luce Field House before the weekend wraps up with the Coast Guard taking on MCLA at 4.
"We did some things well, particularly on the offensive end," Connecticut College Head Men's Basketball Coach Tom Satran said. "We also have a lot to improve upon but it's nice for our team to start the year with a win."
Junior Lee Messier (Narragansett, R.I.) chipped in with 16 points and eight rebounds for the winning side. Sophomore Tyler Rowe (East Hartford, Conn.) finished with 13 points, six assists and four steals for the Camels. David Labossiere (Stoneham, Mass.) chipped in with 11 points, six assists and four steals.
Senior Dan Janel (Fresh Meadows, N.Y.) was 5-for-8 from the field and finished with 10 points and five boards. Zuri Pavlin (New York, N.Y.) added nine point and eight rebounds in the triumph. Junior Colin Pascoe (Somers, Conn.) hauled in eight rebounds to go with his five points.
The Camels enjoyed a 45-to-34 edge on the backboards, inducing 26 Trailblazer turnovers in their season opening victory.