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Roos Fall In Middlebury Tourney Opener

Middlebury, VT Joseph Werner tallied a game-high 16 points but the SUNY Canton men’s basketball team fell 61-52 to Wentworth Institute of Technology in the opening game of the Middlebury Tip-Off Classic on Friday evening.


Result: Wentworth 61, SUNY Canton 52Location: Pepin Gynasium – Middlebury, VTRecords: Wentworth (3-0) | SUNY Canton (1-2)


Werner paced all players with 16 points and nearly recorded a double-double with nine rebounds on 5-for-10 shooting. Quran DuBois also finished with a near double-double on 11 points and nine rebounds while tying a team-high with three steals.Danny Santana added seven points, while Juztin Chambers-Phillips chipped in six points. Andrew Fitch recorded four points, eight rebounds and nine blocks.The Leopards jumped out to a 19-11 lead but the Roos responded with a 7-0 run to trim the deficit to 19-18. Canton eventually took a 25-24 lead following a DuBois layup with 3:46 left in the opening half. Wentworth led 29-25 at intermission.The Roos cut the lead to 43-41 midway through the second half after a steal and layup by Brandon Averitt, but Canton was never able to tie or take the lead in the second half.Wentworth extended the lead to nine with just under six minutes to play, but Canton once again battled back to get within three following a DuBois free throw with 2:07 to play.The Leopards hit a three-pointer and jumper on their next two possessions to seal the win.Stephen Azums finished with a double-double on 11 points and 10 rebounds for Wentworth, while Tommy Dooling (12) and Trey Carrier (11) also scored in double figures.

WHAT'S NEXT The Roos return to action on Saturday on the second day of the Middlebury Tip-Off Classic when they square off with Bridgewater State at 2 p.m.


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