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Men’s Basketball Downed by Eastern Connecticut State

Patrick Lazor

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – The Connecticut College men's basketball team dropped a non-conference game on the road to Eastern Connecticut State by a 93-70 decision on Tuesday evening at Geissler Gymnasium.

The Camels could not contain Jake Collagan, who nailed 10 3-pointers in the contest with seven of them coming in the first half alone. Collagan put the Warriors up by two touchdowns at 21-7 with his third trifecta of the evening, and the margin extended to 17 before the midway point of the frame. The Camels came within 12 when junior Ben Bagnoli (East Haven, Conn.) converted a layup to make it 32-20 at the 7:52 mark, but the hosts responded with a 19-4 run over the next six minutes to take complete control for the remainder of the contest.

Collagan finished the game with 36 points by shooting 12-of-21 from the floor, including 10-of-18 from long distance, and 2-of-2 at the line to lead the way for Eastern Connecticut State (2-1). He also dished out five assists. Cory Muckle contributed 19 points and six helpers, while Carlos Gonzalez added 14 points to go along with four steals.

The Camels were paced by senior David Labossiere (Stoneham, Mass.), who finished the game with 15 points and five rebounds. Sophomore Dan Draffan (Hamden, Conn.) and junior Patrick Lazor (West Hartford, Conn.) recorded 11 points apiece, while Draffan also turned away two shots.

Connecticut College (1-2) will next host St. Joseph's College (L.I.) on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.