(Wenham MA) Gordon closed the 2013 part of their season with a, 76-68, nonleague win over Lesley University on a snowy Saturday afternoon at the Bennett Center.
The visiting Lynx (2-7) were a made shot or two down the stretch from putting a serious scare into the Scots and their fan base.
Leslie was within three (63-60) with 3:23 to go but the Scots (3-5) had a balanced scoring attack in place in this one and would not allow the Lynx to get any closer the rest of the way.
A big help for Gordon was a season low in turnovers (11). The previous low was sixteen.
Alex Carnes (17 points) and Taylor Bajema (11 points) were also in double figures for Gordon.
Both Alex and Hans came up big on the stat sheet in rebounds as well. Alex recorded his first career double/double with his eleven rebounds.
For Hans it was his 5th double/double of this season. The 6-9 junior also added six blocks today.
Freshman Trevonn Lewis led all scorers with twenty-one points. It was a season-high for the talented guard.
Luke Hamilton shadowed Mike Kaufman (10 points). The Lesley senior hit six 3’s in Lesley’s last game to collect 18 points. Luke lowered that number to two in this game and therein contributed to the final outcome.
Nikalus Oliver (12 points) also reached double figures for Lesley.
Kris Bennett totaled twelve rebounds for Lesley.
Park Thomas struggled from long range (2-for-10) but did get one to fall (off the backboard) just beating the halftime buzzer.
Gordon defeated Lesley last year, 62-61, as Hans Miersma was fouled just before the final buzzer and sank a free throw.
Hans Miersma 27
Alex Carnes 19
Nikalus Oliver 15
Mike Kaufman 14
Park Thomas 14
The Scots don’t play again until January 2nd when nonleague Wheaton visits the Gordon campus.
Those home games played in the first half of January are usually attended only by family and friends. Gordon also hosts Wentworth (January 4th) and Curry (January 9th) at home in Commonwealth Coast Conference games during that student-less part of their schedule. Good seats will be available!
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