Men’s Basketball Shoots Past Lesley

Men’s Basketball Shoots Past Lesley

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Led by a career-high points by Dasan Cinelli (Boston, Mass.) men's basketball picked-up their second win of the week as they earned an 90-64 win over Lesley University Saturday afternoon in a non-conference contest.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 90, Lesley University 64

UMass Boston (9-5)
Lesley University (0-12)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Cinelli's afternoon consisted of a 12-for-18 showing from the field, which included four 3-pointers.  The senior also grabbed 11 rebounds for one his most impressive double-doubles.  Four of the five Beacons starters finished in double-figures, with Charles Mitchell (Boston, Mass.) finishing second on the team with 17 points. 

Tommy Burris (Dalton, Mass.), who was making his first career start for the Beacons dropped in 11 points, while Malik Lorquet (Sharon, Mass.) posted a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds. 

For the host Lynx, Chase Howard led his team with 27 points, after finishing 8-for-11 from the field and 10-for-11 on the free throw line.

Kostas Tatsis grabbed the lone double-double for Lesley with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Beacons got Saturday's contest off to a great start as they came out shooting.  It took less than six minutes for UMB to take a double-digit lead following a Lorquet lay-up which made it 17-7.  They would then roll into the halftime break with a 47-26 lead behind 55% shooting and 40% shooting from 3-point range.

UMass would maintain a near 30-point lead for most of the second half as they closed out their final non-conference win of the season.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • In the 2-1 week for the Beacons Cinelli averaged 27.3 points per game
  • On the day UMass Boston shot 47.9% (34-71) from the field and 37.9% from 3-point range (11-29)
  • The Beacons held a 48-33 advantage on the glass
  • UMass Boston recorded 14 assists in the win, which marked the sixth straight game that the Beacons recorded 11 or more assists
  • At the charity stripe the Beacons shot 68.8% (11-16)
  • All-time the Beacons are now 4-2 against Lesley and have won three-straight
  • Saturday's game marked the first meeting between the Beacons and Lesley since 2011

WHO'S NEXT

The Beacons will Castleton University on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in a conference game.