In a charity event for hurricane victims, the BC men’s basketball team was able to take down Bryant University, 87-59, for its first win of the year.
Sophomore point guard Ky Bowman led the way with 26 points and six assists, Jordan Chatman had 13 points, Jerome Robinson had 11, and Nik Popovic had 10, while freshman Steffon Mitchell added nine points and eight rebounds.
Leading at the half 43-30, the Eagles connected on 8-16 from behind the arc to pace the offense. For the whole game, the Eagles D swarmed the Bulldogs for 22 turnovers leading to 26 points. They also had 18 assists on their 28 made field goals, a very good stat for a young team looking to improve from last year.
To see Mitchell contributing is huge for the Eagles, as he could be a big force on the glass and defensively. If he can play well, he could be the type of glue guy who can help a team win an additional 5-6 games over last year. If Bowman and Robinson can continue to play at a high level and improve from last year, (I’ve heard they have improved quite a bit) the Eagles could be much improved from last year. I personally am excited to see a lineup of Bowman, Robinson, Chatman, Teddy Hawkins, and Mitchell, a lineup that provides defensive versatility (Bowman, Mitchell), three point shooting (Bowman, Robinson, Chatman, Hawkins), and leadership (Bowman, Robinson, Hawkins.