Danbury, Conn. — Senior Will Jarrett (Hartford, Conn.) scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Western Connecticut State University Colonial men's basketball team to a 73-62 victory over the visiting Trinity College Bantams this evening at Feldman Arena. Trinity falls to 4-2 with its first loss in three games, while the Colonials improve to 5-1.
The Colonials rushed out to a quick 7-2 lead behind two Jarrett jumpers and a 3-pointer by junior DaQuan Brooks (Atlanta, Ga.), but a six-point run by Trinity gave the Bantams an 8-7 advantage. The margin remained close until a Gary Robinson (Torrington, Conn.) three and a jumper by freshman Taeshuan Jackson (Middletown, Conn.) gave Western Connecticut an eight-point lead, 28-20. Trinity scored the next seven points to draw within one, but a Jarrett layup in the closing seconds sent the Colonials to the locker room with a 30-27 lead at intermission.
The teams battled evenly over the first 10 minutes of the second half with two ties, but Trinity never took the lead. Clinging to a one-point lead, 51-50, with nine minutes to play, Western Connecticut went on a 17-8 run to push its advantage to 68-58 with four minutes remaining. Senior guard Brian Ford (Bronx, N.Y.) had 15 points, six rebounds, and three steals for the Bantams, while junior center Chris Applegate (High Point, N.C.) grabbed a team-high 20 rebounds, and senior tri-captain forward Luke MacDougall (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) contributed 11 points and six boards.