Hartford, Conn. - Freshman Mick Distasio (Yarmouth, Maine) hit eight three-pointers and scored 29-points to help the Trinity College Bantams chip away at a 26-point deficit, but the Skidmore College Thoroughbreds held on for an 82-79 win in men's basketball action on Stan Ogrodnik Court in Oosting Gymnasium tonight. Trinity falls to 4-4 on the season while Skidmore improves to 7-1.
The Thoroughbreds started fast out of the gate, grabbing a 36-10 lead in the game's opening 14 minutes. Trinity went on a 19-13 run to end the first half, led by Distasio, who sank three three-pointers in the half, as Trinity headed to the break trailing 49-29.
Trinity was unable to find their groove early in the second half, trailing by 19 with just eight minutes on the clock. A jumper by junior Timothy Dunn (Holyoke, Mass.) with just 7:40 on the clock sparked a 22-7 run that would give the Bantams a chance to tie the game at the buzzer, which fell off the rim as Skidmore was able to escape with the victory. Distacio netted five three-pointers in the second half.
Five different Thoroughbreds scored in double figures, led by sophomore Terron Victoria (Albany, N.Y.), who finished the game with 15 points. Dunn finished the game with ten points off the bench, junior Brian Ford (Bronx, N.Y.) scored 12 points, adding three three-pointers, junior Luke MacDougal (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) scored 10 points, and sophomore Salah Abdo (Chelsea, Mass.) collected four points, 12 assists and four steals in the game.
Trinity hosts Concordia (Ill.) At 7:30 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 30.