NEW LONDON, Conn.--David Labossiere (Stoneham, Mass.) scored 19 of his 20 points in the first half to lead the Connecticut College men's basketball team to an 88-61 victory against Western New England University Thursday.
Labossiere hauled in seven rebounds while adding four assists. He was 7-for-12 from the field and 3-for-6 from long distance.
Junior Isaiah Robinson (Lynn, Mass.) chipped in with 19 points and six rebounds, shooting 7-for-10 from the floor. Zuri Pavlin (New York, N.Y.) posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Sophomore Tyler Rowe (East Hartford, Conn.) finished with 11 points and eight assists in the loss.
Mike Gelineau (Waltham, Mass.) poured in 19 points in the loss for the Golden Bears. Mike McGuire (Garden City, N.Y.) and Daniel Silva (Seekonk, Mass.) netted eight points each in the setback.
The Camels improved their record to 6-1 in the pre-conference schedule while the Golden Bears fell to 1-7 in the loss.
"We shot really well and everything looks good when the ball is going in," Connecticut College Head Men's Basketball Coach Tom Satran said. "Our size on the defensive glass was also a big factor in the game."
Labossiere ignited the Camels on an early run burying a three-pointer with 16:20 remaining to make it an 11-4 game. The Camels would use a 7-to-0 scoring spurt later on in the half to make it a 20-9 game with 13:08 to play.
The Camels would carry a 45-27 advantage into the break and continued to pull away for the 88-61 win.
Connecticut College shot 55% from the field (30-for-55) and was 9-for-22 (41%) from three-point distance.