Men's Basketball Falls to Wildcats on Senior Day

Photo Credit: Dylan Foran
Photo Credit: Dylan Foran

BROOKLINE, Mass. - On an afternoon that Wildcats senior Anthony Williams (White Plains, N.Y.) scored 36 points on 15-of-19 shooting, it was senior Nicholas Fenton (East Hartford, Conn.) who stole the show, pulling off an incredibly rare 20-20 game, with 21 points and 20 assists on Saturday at Pappas Gymnasium in the Wildcats 96-80 win on Newbury College Senior Day. 

Fenton's 20 assists is a new program record, while Williams now holds fourth position for most points in a game; a record he already holds at 43 points. Fenton finishes the year averaging 9.2 assists, the third-most in all divisions of the NCAA.

Not to be outdone was senior Derek Fournier (Johnston, R.I.) who had 24 points on 8-of-14 shooting from beyond the arc.

For the Nighthawks junior Jeduan Langston (Roxbury, Mass.) led the team with 21 points. Junior Daivon Edwards (Roxbury, Mass.) added 17 points, while senior Ceejae Carter (Dorchester, Mass.) scored 14.

All Newbury's seniors found the scoring column for the Nighthawks. Devin Johnson (Manchester, Conn.) had seven, Kayvon Murray (Ossining, N.Y.) scored six, Joshua Oliver (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) and DaRay Ross (Jessup, Md.) each had five, and Dan Horwitz (West Hartford, Conn.) added three.

The Wildcats led by as many as 19 in the first half and held a large lead throughout the game. The Nighthawks didn't go quietly as a 9-0 run in the second half would help the Nighthawks cut into the lead, 75-60.

Wheelock was able to quickly build the lead back to 20 on a 7-2 run. The Nighthawks got within 16 at one point but would run out of time before being able to mount any comback. 

Fenton scored or assisted on 66 of the Wildcats 96 points (68.8%), while Anthony scored at least six straight points for his team, three different times, including the final 10 Wheelock points.

The win moves the Wildcats to 11-14 (8-8 NECC), while the loss ends the season for the Nighthawks at 3-21 (3-12 NECC). The Wildcats await the final results of the NECC schedule to determine if host or travel to a first round opponent in the NECC Playoffs.