Judges Hand Corsairs Late Sentence

Judges Hand Corsairs Late Sentence

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Brandeis University scored nine unanswered points late in the second half to break open a four-point contest as the Judges posted a 78-65 victory over UMass Dartmouth this evening at the Tripp Athletic Center.

The Judges raised their overall record to 4-2, while the Corsairs fell to 5-2.

Sophomore Marcus Azor (Brockton, Mass.) led UMass Dartmouth with a team-high 20 points and handed out four assists, while classmate Adam Seablom (Lakeville, Mass.) registered 18 points.  Sophomore Sean Leahy (Hanson, Mass.) also reached double digits in scoring with 11 points, while senior Harry Alexander (Washington, D.C.) pulled in nine rebounds.

Senior Collin Sawyer (New London, Conn.) paced three Brandeis student-athletes in double figures with a game-high 21 points, including 8-for-11 from the floor.  Junior Chandler Jones (Springfield, Mass.) recorded 15 points, while senior Eric D'Aguanno (Saunderstown, R.I.) chipped in with 13.  

UMass Dartmouth controlled the early action, as Azor scored seven straight points to stake the hosts to a 15-7 advantage.  The Judges used a 7-2 run late in the half to trim their deficit to one (25-24), but the Corsairs responded with a 6-1 spurt of their own.  Jones recorded the final six points of the half as the visitors entered the halftime intermission with a 37-33 advantage.

The Corsairs regained their lead with a 6-0 run out of the break, capped by a Leahy jumper.  Neither team led by more than two possessions until Brandies knocked down a triple to spark a 9-2 surge and push its advantage to 59-51 with 5:41 remaining.  UMass Dartmouth answered with four quick points, but the Judges responded with a decisive 12-6 run out of the timeout.  The Corsairs were unable to whittle their deficit below 10 points for the remainder of the contest.  

UMass Dartmouth returns to action at 7pm on Monday, Dec. 2, when the Corsairs host Bridgewater State.  Brandeis will travel to Lasell College at 7pm on Tuesday, Dec. 3.