Score: Trinity College 88, Dean College 67
Records: Trinity College (4-4), Dean College (2-8)
Location: Andrews Gymnasium, Northfield, Vt.
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM
Trinity College got a dominant performance from Donald Jorden and the Bantams rode that interior presence to an 88-67 win over Dean College in the opening round of the Ed Hockenberry Classic hosted by Norwich University on Saturday.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The contest was close early on and saw four ties and seven lead changes until Trinity surged ahead in the waning moments of the first half to go into the locker room in front, 41-30.
D'caran Anderson (Compton, Calif.) came out for the final 20 minutes hot, scoring eight points for Dean in the first two plus minutes, but the Bantams were unfazed and extended their advantage as Colin Donovan started connecting on three-pointers.
Dean rallied and cut the lead to seven after a Jordan Lynch-Rexroth (Harrisburg, Pa.) conventional three-point play made the score 62-55 with a little more than ten minutes left to play.
Trinity put the game away, however, with a 16-3 surge over the next five minutes, highlighted by a pair of Donovan triples.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Jorden finished with 16 points and 27 rebounds as the Bantams held a 57-27 edge on the glass and a 34-16 advantage in points in the paint.
Donovan totaled a game-best 26 points, making six three-pointers, while Christian Porydzy added 16 of his own.
Traijan Powell (Sierra Vista, Ariz.) led Dean with 15 points, while Anderson added 14 and both Jordan Booker (Waterbury, Conn.) and Lynch-Rexroth provided 11. Tyrone Smith-McCray (Brockton, Mass.) came off the bench and chipped in ten points as well.
The Bulldogs are right back in action on Sunday afternoon when they face Maine-Augusta in the consolation game of the Ed Hockenberry Classic at 1:00 PM.