Roger Williams Sinks Coast Guard
NEW LONDON, CONN.--Senior Mike Engemann had a game-high 17 points off the bench as Roger Williams held off Coast Guard 49-46 in a non-conference game.
Coast Guard, which trailed by as many as 12 in the second half, had a pair of 3-point attempts in the final 12 seconds, but came up short, dropping its fifth straight to drop to 1-6 on the season.
The Hawks led 49-40 following a 3-point basket by sophomore Joseph Henry with 3:51 left, the final points of the game for Roger Williams.
Sophomore David Anderson's layup with 1:02 left made it a one possession game, 49-46, for the first time since the Hawks led 10-7 with 12:10 left in the first half.
Anderson grabbed a defensive rebound his season-high tying and game-high 13th rebound of the game with 26 seconds left gave the Bears a chance to tie game, but the Bears came up empty.
Roger Williams (4-4), used a 9-1 spurt in the first half turning a 20-14 lead into a 29-15 advantage with 2:33 left in the opening half. Coast Guard shot just 17.9 percent (5-28) in the opening half and trailed 29-16 at halftime.
Sophomore Joseph Henry added 15 points and a team-high six rebounds in the win for Roger Williams while classmate Ryan Palumbo led the way with four assists and four steals.
Senior Jimmy Knudsen had a season-high 12 points while grabbing six rebounds to lead Coast Guard while classmate Greg Marshall added ten points in the loss. Anderson finished with eight points to go with his 13 rebounds.
Coast Guard shot it much better in the second half (12-29), 41.4 percent and finished 17 of 57 (29.8 percent) from the field while making four of 15 from 3-point range.
Roger Williams finished 20 of 55 from the floor (36.4 percent) while making nine of 32 (28.1 percent) from behind the arc.
Coast Guard held a 43-34 advantage on the boards.
The Bears are back in action on Sunday when they travel to Arlington, Va. to take on Marymount at 4 p.m.
Post-game comments from Coast Guard Head Coach Kevin Jaskiewicz