Winter Break Basketball Recap

Photo Courtesy of Charger Athletics

Lyndsay Miller, Contributing Writer

New Haven Chargers men’s and women’s basketball teams came out victorious over nationally ranked Bentley at home this winter break. Charger men’s basketball won over No. 17/18 Bentley, 72-42.

The men finished the break with a season record of 7-8; the women split six games and improved their record to 12-4.

Going into the break with a record of 9-1, women’s basketball faced two nationally-ranked opponents, No. 15 Adelphi and No. 19 Bentley. While the Chargers came out on top during their game with Bentley, they found themselves four-points short against Adelphi. Trailing by as much as 21-points, the New Haven women’s basketball team fought back and managed to cut the deficit to two. However, this was not enough by the end of the fourth quarter.

The women’s team also reached a new season high by scoring 75-points in their triumph against St. Michael’s College. Four different Chargers scored double digits. Leading the team was number 20, Micah Wormack, who finished the game with 24 points.

The team scored their season-low of 41 points against St. Thomas Aquinas, and wrapped up their winter break play with a loss to Stonehill, 45-63.

While the women’s basketball team went 3-3 over winter break, the men’s team also finished 3-3. New Haven’s, Derrick Rowland has been key in the team’s success. He continued to be a factor scoring 95-points in five games and scored a season-high of 32-points in an overtime loss to Adelphi.

Rowland is not the only spark plug for the basketball team. The men’s team also had four players in double digits in their match-up against St. Mike’s. Elijah Bailey, Davontrey Thomas, Antonio Lopez and Derrick Rowland combined for 79 of their 82-points. Rowland was lights out, hitting 5-for-6 in three-point range.

Charger men’s basketball faced two overtime match-ups, Adelphi and Stonehill. Holding a 21-point lead at the end of the first half, New Haven found themselves even with Stonehill at the end of regulation play. The Chargers were able to hold on during overtime and come out on top, 85-83.