Bears Run Win Streak to Three
NEW LONDON, CONN.--(11/22/11)--Freshman David Anderson had 15 of his game-high 21 points in the second half leading host Coast Guard to an 87-69 win over Mitchell in a non-conference game between the two New London schools.
Coast Guard ran its winning streak to three improving to 3-1 on the season while Mitchell dropped to 2-2.
Junior Greg Marshall had 17 points while sophomore Kevin Sowers added a season-high 16 points in the win as the Bears shot a season-best 55.6 percent from the field (35-63). Coast Guard was six for 15 from 3-point range.
Anderson was 8 for 11 from the floor, Sowers was 7 for 10 while Marshall finished 6 for 12 shooting.
Junior Jimmy Knudsen and Anderson led the way with six rebounds each for Coast Guard while sophomore Devonte Weems had a team-high four assists.
The Bears led 25-20 with 9:24 left in the first half before going on a 10-0 run taking a 35-20 lead with 5:39 left. Marshall has six of the ten points in the run. Coast Guard led 45-30 at the break.
Coast Guard maintained its lead, but the Bears were never really able to put another run on the Mariners as Mitchell never got closer than 12 points (48-36) in the second half while the Bears biggest lead was 20 on three different occasions.
Sophomore Joshua Ford had 17 points and six rebounds off the bench to lead Mitchell while senior Alex Vess added ten points and five rebounds. Sophomore Alex Del Rio led the Mariners with four assists.
Mitchell shot 42.2 percent from the floor (27-64) while hitting seven of 24 from behind the arc (29.2 percent).