Men’s Basketball wins again, beats Franklin Pierce 67-56


Photo courtesy of Charger Bulletin/Tyler Rodriguez.

New Haven’s Ty Perry dunks the ball, West Haven, Dec. 3, 2022.

The New Haven men’s basketball team continued their strong start to the conference play on Saturday afternoon, beating the Franklin Pierce Ravens by a score of 67-56. The Chargers held the lead through the entire game to bring them to 4-2 this season, with all their wins coming against conference opponents.

The opening minutes of the first half were a scoreless affair, broken by New Haven guard Quashawn Lane on a fast break layup. Forward Davontrey Thomas added on a three pointer to give the Chargers an early five-point lead. Thomas finished the game with a team-high with 15 points, as four Chargers finished the game with double digit points.

After a jumper from Franklin Pierce’s Sean Bresnan, New Haven answered right back with scores from center Majur Majak and forward Tyrone Perry to stretch the lead to seven. After a timeout by the Chargers, Franklin Pierce cut their deficit down to three with a jumper by Jarnel Snow-Guzman.

New Haven got their offense back on track as Majak would tack on two more scores, followed up by a layup by Lane to put the Chargers up by nine. The defense kept up with the offense, forcing Franklin Pierce to take contested shots, which brought the ball back into New Haven’s possession. Thomas added on two free throws and a layup to bring the lead to double digits.

The final two minutes were a back-and-forth scoring affair but New Haven was able to hold on to a 28-19 lead going into the second half.

New Haven continued their strong start on offense with a three from Thomas and layups by Lane and Perry. Guard Victor Olawoye got himself involved in the scoring with his first two points of the game with a layup. Franklin Pierce put an end to the Chargers’ scoring run with a three by Sean Trumper to cut the lead to nine but their offense was unable to keep it going, allowing New Haven to get their offense back on track.

A three from Majak and a jumper from Thomas gave New Haven a 12-point lead, Franklin Pierce was able to cut the deficit down to as little as three, following a three pointer made by Mohamed Traore. After a timeout by the Ravens, New Haven got their offense back on track after another three by Majak. Thomas and Perry gave the Chargers a comfortable lead in the final minutes and Franklin Pierce was unable to make up the difference.

With just three seconds left in the game, Lane added on a three, sealing the game for the Chargers, giving them another win against a tough conference opponent. New Haven will stay at home for their next matchup against Assumption College on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. More information can be found at