Frazer's Career-High 21 Points Lead Bears Past Western Conn.

Jason Frazer
Jason Frazer

DANBURY, Conn. -- Senior Jason Frazer came off the bench and had a career-high 21 points while three Coast Guard players had double-doubles leading the Bears to a 79-73 win over the host Colonials in the Western Connecticut Classic.

Frazer made career-high seven 3-pointers as he was 7 for 12 from behind the arc while senior Noah Baldez and sophomore Tyler Perez each registered the first double-doubles of their careers and Justin Kane had his first double-double of the season in the win.

Baldez had 13 points and a career-high 11 assists, Perez was 4 for 10 from 3-point range and had 14 points and a career-high 10 rebounds and Justin Kane added 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Coast Guard evens its record a 2-2 while Western Connecticut suffered its first loss of the season to drop to 2-1.

The Bears used a 10-2 run to start the second half erasing a 38-33 lead taking a 43-40 lead following back-to-back treys by Frazer with 16:50 left.

The Colonials led 68-66 with 4:30 left before the Bears used a 9-0 run to take a 75-68 lead with 43 seconds left. Coast Guard took the lead for good 70-68 on a pair of free throws by Baldez with 3:46 remaining. Baldez would make 9 of 12 free throws in the second half.

Coast Guard shot 41.8 percent (23-55) from the field and made 15 of 35 from behind the arc in the win. The Colonials were 29 of 62 (46.8 percent) and were 9 of 17 from 3-point range.

Western led 13-7 before the Bears ran off eight straight started on back-to-back 3-pointers by Frazer
as the Bears took a 15-13 lead with 11:06 left in the first half. The Colonials led 38-33 at the break.

The Colonials shot 55.6 percent in the opening half (15 of 28) while making five of nine from 3-point range and Coast Guard was just 11 of 31 (35.5 percent) from the field while making 7 of 20 from behind the arc in the first half.

The Bears are back in action on Thursday night when they host Mitchell at 6:00.