Men's Basketball Improves to 2-0 in Conference Play

Men's Basketball Improves to 2-0 in Conference Play

Dix Hills, NY - The Five Towns College men's basketball team hit the century mark for the first time this season with a 105-81 win over HVIAC opponent King's College. Five Towns is now 2-4 overall, and 2-0 in conference play.

Kyree Sawyer continues to lead the team and the conference in scoring. Sawyer scored 34 points in today's contest to go along with an impressive stat line of nine rebounds, seven assists, and two steals. He just missed his career-high of 35 points, which he scored in the season-opener last year versus Webb Institute, which Five Towns won 94-47. Today's game marks the sixth time that Sawyer has scored 30+ points in his career.

It was an all-around team effort as the Sound had five players score double-digits, and amassed 22 assists. The Sound forced 27 King's turnovers and converted them into 32 points.

Damani Merritt has his highest scoring game of the season with 24 points. Lloyd Middlebrooks contributed on both ends of the court as scored 16 points on 8-13 shooting, and totaled four rebounds, five assist, and six steals. Eric Romero scored 11 points, including 2 three-pointers, and Nigel Braithwaite Jr. scored 10 points.

Freshman Robert Williams had his second consecutive game with four blocks. Williams covered all stat categories with seven points, eight rebounds, six steals, and four assists.

Five Towns will play Albany Pharmacy tomorrow at 2:30 in a conference match-up. The two teams previously faced on November 10th; Albany came out on top 82-64.


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