BROOKLINE, Mass. - Becker College spoiled Newbury's Senior Day by shooting 63.2 percent for the game, controlling the entire game in the Becker Hawks 115-92 win over the Newbury Nighthawks on Saturday afternoon in the regular season finale in New England Collegiate Conference play.
Shooting 43-of-68 from the field, the 63.2 percent is the best shooting percentage by the Hawks in at least the past 10 seasons. The 43 made field goals are also the most in the last 10 seasons, as are the 115 points.
Before the start of the game, Newbury College recognized seniors Tank Roberson (Pittsfield, Mass.), Pierce Weatherspoon (Hartford, Conn.), and Omar Williams (Queens, N.Y.) for their contributions to the Nighthawks program.
The Hawks were led by Kareem Davis (Lowell, Mass.) who scored a game-high 38 points on 11-of-17 shooting and 11-of-13 shooting from the foul line. Junior Antonio White Jr. (Middletown, Conn.) scored 29 points on 11-of-19 shooting. Sophomore Mateus Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) added 16 points. The Hawks starts accounted for 109 of the 115 points.
For Newbury, Williams finished with 34 points, three assists, and three rebounds. Weatherspoon added 16 points, five assists, and five rebounds. Roberson added 11 points and four assists. Sophomore Tim Deng (Portland, Maine) finished with 10 points on a perfect 5-for-5 shooting.
Becker controlled the game from the opening tip, beginning the game on a 31-10 run in the first 9:22, including 15 straight points in over a span of 2:57. Becker shot 13-of-20 in the opening 10 minutes of the half which included a span of seven consecutive made shots.
The Hawks led by as many as 28 in the first half, taking a 61-34 advantage at the half. In the first half, Becker shot 63.2 percent (24-of-38).
Becker inflated their lead in the second half to 31 at its widest margin, 90-59. The Hawks finished the second shooting 63.3 percent (19-of-30), on their way to the 115-92 win.
The win moves the Hawks to 7-18 (6-10 NECC) while the loss drops Newbury to 10-14 (6-10 NECC).
With tiebreakers still to be determined, Becker and Newbury will wait to see who secures the final playoff spot in the NECC Postseason.