Pace MBB Falls To Bentley University At Home

Dylan Brown, Sports Editor

Pace Men’s Basketball suffered their 3rd loss of the year in NE-10 play to #14 ranked Bentley University Falcons on Tuesday, December 6th. The Final score was 73-67.

The Falcons hit the ground running, opening the half on a 7-1 run and leading 11-1 at one point. A Pace timeout led to a back-and-forth exchange of baskets, keeping Bentley a good distance from Pace for the rest of the half. Neither team could get enough stops, meaning Pace would remain trailing at the half, 38-27.

For the first half, Bentley shot 51% to Pace’s 38%, a notable gap.

Starting the second half, Pace came with an aggression of their own. The Setters had a 9-2 run to make the score 40-36 at the 17-minute mark. The Falcons responded with 10 unanswered points including 2 3-pointers. A basket by Pace’s Bryan Powell was met with 10 more points to Pace’s 2 putting the Setters down 20.

The Blue and gold would rally. Bryan and Brandon Powell scored Pace’s next 7 points. Forward Marc Dadika’s layup gave Pace their 49th point and the lead quickly went from 20 to 13. The game would once again fall into an exchange of points between both teams. It would be Pace who was able to get stops this time.

Two jumpers, one by guard Jabari Bennett and a three-pointer by Brandon Powell made the lead 10 again down from 16. Another three was made by Bryan Powell to make it 71-64.

Bentley would remain stout. Their defense would cut off any more chances for Pace in the last 2 minutes. Free throws would seal it for the Falcons’ road victory.

Bentley in the second half shot a blazing 65% from 3 to supplement their consistent shooting, once again at 52% overall. Pace could not say the same as they were 43% from the field and only 23% from three.