Bryant Bounces Oberlin
BRYANT MEN DEFEAT OBERLIN 71-42 WEDNESDAY
Francis nets career-high 23 to pace Bulldogs
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant's Alex Francis (Harlem, N.Y.) scored a career-high 23 points and classmate Matthew Lee (Bloomfield, N.J.) chipped in with 12 points to help lead the Bulldogs to a 71-42 non-conference victory over Oberlin College Wednesday evening at the Chace Athletic Center.
Bryant (2-10) withstood a hot start by the visitors from Ohio as the Yeoman led by as much as seven early. But thanks in part to a suffocating defense and the play of Francis on the offensive end. The Bulldog freshman scored 19 first half points as the Bulldogs quickly regained the lead midway through the first half following a basket and free throw by Francis to put the Bulldogs up 22-20 with 4:57 left.
The Bulldogs would close out the half with a 15-3 run to take a 34-23 lead into the locker room at the break. The Bulldogs would put the visitors away early as Daniel Calandrillo (Leonardo, N.J.) drained a long three and minutes later Lee knocked down a trey of his own after a nice feed from Frankie Dobbs (Berea, Ohio) to make it 45-25.
The Bulldogs shot 42.1 percent from the floor and made nine 3-point field goals in the game. Calandrillo would finish with eight points and career-high four assists and two steals in 20 minutes of action. Dobbs had six of Bryant's 17 assists in the contest.
Oberlin (1-8) was led by Andrew Fox' team-high 13 points and five rebounds while Charlie Crawford-Silva had eight
Bryant will return to action this Friday when Bulldogs travel to Brown University for the team's final non-conference matchup of the season. Tip-off from the Pizzitola Center is set for noon. The game will be broadcast live on WOON 1240 AM with Jon Wallach and Ben Simon calling the action.