Bryant Makes Return Home Successful With Win Over New Hampshire

Bryant University Press Release

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Peter Kiss, Charles Pride and Adham Eleeda combined for 57 points to lead the Bryant University men’s basketball team to a 76-59 victory over New Hampshire on Wednesday night at the Chace Athletic Center.

Kiss and Pride finished with double-doubles, while Eleeda made six three-pointers as the Bulldogs won for the second-straight time against the Wildcats. Kiss had 23 points and 10 boards, Pride had 16 and 10 and Eleeda posted 18. Greg Calixte chipped in eight points and nine rebounds.

Game InformationBryant 76, UNH 59Records: Bryant 4-6 | New Hampshire 4-3Location: Chace Athletic Center (Smithfield, R.I.)Attendance: 625

Key Moments

  • Trailing 27-24 late in the first half, Eleeda gave the Bulldogs the spark they needed, scoring 12 points as part of a 16-9 Bryant run.

How it Happened

  • Bryant punched first on Wednesday, scoring the first four points and prompting a UNH timeout.
  • The Bulldogs would stretch it to a 10-2 run before the Wildcats tied it at 15-15 on a Jayden Martinez with 11:12 left.
  • Luis Hurtado Jr. followed with a three of his own and Calixte finished off a lob from Kiss to make it 22-17.
  • UNH would take a 25-24 lead on back-to-back threes with 8:50 left.
  • The Wildcats would hold a 27-24 lead as the Bulldogs went without a field goal for 5:34.
  • Eleeda stopped the skid, drilling a three from the left wing to tie the game at 27. He gave Bryant the lead on the next possession, swishing a three from the same spot. Eleeda’s third three of the half came with 50 seconds left and made it 37-31.
  • Eleeda kept the momentum going in the second half, knocking down a three to make it 40-36.
  • The Wildcats would retake the lead, however, before Kiss knocked down a three from the top to give Bryant the lead back.
  • Eleeda was at it again with 14:48 left, knocking down a corner three right in front of the Bryant bench.
  • Three-straight points from Tyler Brelsford and back-to-back buckets from Kiss made it 54-45 with 11:59 remaining.
  • Eleeda had the dagger with 7:22 left, hitting a fall-away three from the far corner to make it 66-54.
  • Calixte then put the exclamation point on it, dunking an extra-effort play from Pride moments later.


  • Bryant finished 30-of-59 (50.9 percent) from the field, 8-of-22 (36.4 percent) from three and 8-of-12 (.667) from the line.
  • Bryant outrebounded UNH, 45-25.
  • The Bulldogs posted 16 assists and finished with 38 points in the paint.
  • Kiss led all scorers with 23 points and grabbed 10 boards.
  • Pride posted 16 points, 10 rebounds and three assists.
  • Eleeda finished with 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting from three. He added six boards.
  • Calixte scored eight points and grabbed nine boards in just 18 minutes.
  • Hall Elisias finished with three points, three assists and three blocks.
  • Hurtado Jr. and Brelsford combined for six assists and two turnovers in 40 combined minutes.

Game Notes

  • Bryant now owns a 6-4 lead in the all-time series with UNH. The Bulldogs have won the last two.
  • Bryant is now 2-1 at home this season.
  • Bryant improved to 10-1 when allowing less than 70 points over the last two seasons.
  • Kiss scored in double figures for the 27th time in 30 career games as a Bulldog. It is the 55th double-figure scoring game of his career.
  • Kiss posted 20+ points for the third time this year and the 16th time in his Bryant career. His double-double was the fourth of his Bryant career.
  • Elisias blocked three shots and has at least three swats in seven games this year.
  • Eleeda’s 18 points are his most as a Bulldog and tied his career high. The six threes also tie his career high.
  • Pride posted his third double-double of the year and the ninth of his career. He had double-digit rebounds for the 12th time in his career.
  • Calixte’s nine rebounds were a season high.

Up NextBryant heads to Long Island on Saturday to face America East preseason favorite Stony Brook. Tip is set for 6:31 p.m. and the game will air on SNY.

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