Welcome! Login | Register
 

Reading With Robin: Moses Brown’s 2015 Book Festival with Distinguished Poet & Essayist Mark Doty—The Moses Brown Book Festival is coming to…

Guest MINDSETTER™ Matt Fecteau: Drones, a Necessary, Justifiable Evil —"We sleep safely in our beds because rough…

Huestis: May’s Planet Parade for the Astronomy Enthusiast—The significant snow cover that blanketed our local…

Stiffer Campaign Finance Laws, Addressing Guns and Domestic Violence: This Week at the Statehouse—Newport Grand, Twin River and Governor for a…

Frankie Valli at PPAC—On Sunday April 16, Frankie Valli performed to…

RI Beauty Expert: Spring Trendspotting – Five Surprising Musts—Early spring is all about shedding: the winter…

Leonard Moorehead, The Urban Gardener: Spring Busts Out!—For oft, when on my couch I lie

Fit For Life: Get a Better Bottom…Line—It’s springtime and people who are cooped up…

NEW: Kris Dunn to Return to PC—Kris Dunn to return to PC

NEW: URI’s Peckham Farm Welcomes “Surprise” Baby Donkey—The University of Rhode Island's Peckham Farm was…

 
 

Central Connecticut Holds Off Brown

Friday, November 16, 2012

 

Kyle Vinales is a patient man.

The Central Connecticut sophomore guard led all freshman throughout the country last season in scoring averaging 19 points per game.  Heading into the Blue Devils home opener against Brown Thursday night, he was averaging a team-best 21 points per game.

The Bears did a terrific job defensively against Vinales in the first half limiting him to just four points.  But Vinales did not force the issue.

Instead, the sophomore remained patient and as Brown battled back from a 19-point second half deficit to trim the Blue Devils lead to 4, that's when Vinales took over.  He scored 24 of his game-high 28 points in the second half to lead Central Connecticut to an 86-71 victory.

Brown trailed 45-30 at the break despite a strong first half from freshman Cedric Kuakumensah who scored all of his career high 9 points before the break.

After two quick buckets to open the second half, Central had its largest lead at 49-30.  That's when the Bears came to life.

Thanks to the sharp-shooting of junior forward Tucker Halpern (15 points), Brown cut the deficit to 67-63 with just under 8 minutes to play.

Halpern, who hadn't played in a game since March of 2011 due to a long illness, came off the bench firing nailing 4 of his first 5 attempts from long range.  He finished shooting 5-10 from three.

Brown was led for the second straight game by Matt Sullivan's team-high 18 points.  Sophomore Rafael Maia had a career high 14 points and 5 rebounds while Sean McGonagill chipped in with 11.

The win was Central's first of the year as they improve to (1-2).  Brown suffered its first setback falling to (1-1) on the season.

Saturday night the Bears travel to Orono, Maine to take on the Black Bears.  Tip off is scheduled for 7pm.

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 
 
:)