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Booker Stays Hot As Men's Basketball Tops Hawks, 91-55

Booker Stays Hot As Men's Basketball Tops Hawks, 91-55

THE BASICS
Score:
Dean College 91, Becker College 55
Records: Becker College (10-10, 3-4 NECC), Dean College (7-12, 4-3 NECC)
Location: Pieri Gymnasium, Franklin, Mass.
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 3:30 PM

THE LEAD:
Jordan Booker (Waterbury, Conn.) registered his third straight game with 30 points or more and Dean College raced past Becker College, 91-55, in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

The win for the Bulldogs was their third in a row and gives them a sweep of the season series with the Hawks, putting them a full game up on them in the conference standings as the calendar turns to February.

HOW IT HAPPENED:
Dean led wire-to-wire in this matchup, racing out to an early 17-4 edge following a three-pointer from Traijan Powell (Sierra Vista, Ariz.) less than eight minutes into the game.

The Bulldogs' offense continued to click as Powell knocked down another triple, Jordan Lynch-Rexroth (Harrisburg, Pa.) scored inside and then Booker drilled another three, making the score, 25-5.

Ahead 47-19 at the half courtesy of eight first half three-pointers as a team, Booker led the assault in the second half, scoring nine straight points at one point, pushing the Dean advantage to 62-30 a little more than five minutes into the frame.

Back-to-back hoops from Joel Jones (Fayetteville, N.C.) and two-more three-pointers from Booker had the Bulldogs in front by 42 points and when he checked out of the game around the six minute mark, Booker had tied his career-high with 37 points and Dean was ahead, 78-36.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
The Bulldogs shot nearly 50 percent from the field (34-for-69) and made 12 of their 26 three-pointers. Becker, meanwhile, shot 3-for-24 from behind the arc and just 26 percent overall.

Booker went 7-for-12 from three-point territory and added eight assists, four rebounds and three steals, while Powell (12 points, 4-for-4 three-pointers) and Lynch-Rexroth (13 points, six rebounds) were key contributors.

Jones had a stellar afternoon as well, going 4-for-4 from the field and nearly recorded a double-double (eight points, nine rebounds).

UP NEXT:
Dean is back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Pine Manor for a 6:00 PM start.