Eric Demers returns and helps Gordon defeat Western New England 92-80

Sophomore Eric Demers collected 23 points in his first game back for the Scots

Sophomore Eric Demers shown here against Fisher collected 23 points in his first game back for the Scots

(Amesbury MA) Welcome back, Eric Demers!

The Scots (4-2) had a rousing second half and used it to defeat Western New England, 92-80, on Saturday afternoon in Springfield.

Eric Demers?  First game this season after sitting out Gordon’s first five with a hand injury.  Eric earned third-team a spot on the Commonwealth Coast Conference last year as a freshman.

Put in the mix of an established GC inside game against Western New England (1-5), Eric found openings and dropped twenty-three points on the Bears.

After a lethargic first half, the Scots put everything together in arguably their best half of the season.  How do 54 points, 50% shooting, and twenty-seven rebounds sound?

Gordon caught WN at 62 (9:13 left) and rolled away from there.  It certainly helped to have four Scots (Garrisson Duvivier, Jaren Yang, Sam Johnson, Eric Demers) in double figures in the second half alone.  Balance like that will win a lot of games!

Gordon is now 4-2 and on a two-game win streak in the CCC.

Garrisson Duvivier had a double/double to go with 5 blocks in GC's win over WN

Garrisson Duvivier had a double/double to go with 5 blocks in GC’s win over WN

The Scots “board twins” were at it again.  Garrisson stayed out of foul trouble and earned more rebounds (18) on this afternoon.  Sam Johnson was not so fortunate in the foul department and needed an 8-rebound second half to reach eleven boards.

Sam ran his string of double/double’s to eight with fourteen points.

Garrisson put together his best game of the season.  The GC sophomore had an impressive line of 23 points, 18 rebounds, and 5 blocks.

Jaren Yang continues to fly under the radar this season.  He is off to a terrific start. The turnovers are down and the point production has been consistent.  Jaren has scored ten or more points in each of GC’s first six games.  He totaled seven games like that in all of the 2015-16 season.  Jaren added five assists against the Bears.

Eric Demers’ point total (23) was the second highest of his Gordon career.  He had twenty-five against Roger Williams last season.

Efficiency

Garrisson Duvivier 28

Eric Demers 21

Sam Johnson 19

Daniel Silva 18 (18 points)

Jaren Yang 16

Gordon 101

Western New England 71

Gordon has three games this coming week: Curry (Tuesday away), Worcester State (Thursday away), and Daniel Webster (Saturday home).

The first two opponents?  Both are 0-6 this season.  Curry has lost thirty-one straight.  Last game versus Roger Williams the Colonels trailed 55-20 at the half! Both opponents will be gunning for that first win.  Think trap games!

Daniel Webster?  They are currently 4-1 with a win over ENC.  I noticed that AJ Stephens is an assistant coach at DW.  Yes, he did go to Curry back in their championship years.

Box from this game.

Where have I been?  I opted yesterday afternoon to cover the Division 1 Super Bowl football game between Everett and Xaverian at Manning Field in Lynn.  The two-time defending champs (Xaverian) went down, 21-7.

 

 

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