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Chargers Get Back on Track with Win over Owls

Phil Paquette

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WEST HAVEN- After a six game losing streak the New Haven men’s basketball team was able to get one back in the win column on Saturday with a 62-47 victory over the Southern Connecticut State University Owls. The Chargers were able to use points off turnovers as the key catalyst, by forcing 17 Owl turnovers and converting them into 22 Charger points. Also holding the Owls to 29 percent shooting from the floor was another big plus seeing how New Haven is second to last in the conference in terms of field goal percentage defense.

Back and forth action paced the game for the first 14 plus minutes of the game, with no team really able to set the tone and pull away from each other. With 5:40 to play the Chargers pulled ahead by three with a layup by Cassius Chaney to make 22-19. Over the final minutes the Chargers were able to pull put a six-point halftime advantage by the score of 28-22.

Cassius Chaney and Robert Jamerson, who both tallied eight points in the opening 20 minutes, led New Haven. Kelvin Jackson added seven points to go along with five rebounds in the first half. Southern Connecticut wad led by Tobin Carberry who led al scorers with 13 first half points and Kieran Ramsey who added six points and four rebounds.

Just like in the girl’s game before the men opened up the second half on a hot streak to open up a ten-point lead, 37-27. That would be the closest that Southern was able to get in the remaining 14 minutes of play. The Chargers were able to get out to their biggest lead of the game at 17 points with just over 90 seconds remaining in the game.

Jamerson led the Chargers with 19 points. Also in double figures were Cassius Chaney with 18 and Kelvin Jackson who had 10 on the night. Cassius also brought ten rebounds to have a double double. Southern was led Tobin Carberry who had 26 but no other Owl was in double figures to help balance out the attack.

With the win the Chargers improve to 3-18 overall and 3-14 in Northeast 10 play. The Owls fall further into the basement of the conference with 1-16 record and a 2-20 record overall. New Haven has back-to-back road games this week when they travel to Assumption on February 9 and Le Moyne on February 13; those games will be covered in next week’s Charger Bulletin.

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