December 18th, 2013
Sharp Shooting Lifts Vassar Men Past Connecticut College 84-68
Vassar forward Evan Carberry scored 10 points against Connecticut College.
NEW LONDON, CT – A huge 68% shooting second half lifted the Vassar College men’s basketball team over Connecticut College, 84-68 for a big non-conference win Tuesday evening at Luce Field House.
Vassar dropped in 17-of-25 from the floor in the second half, led by sophomore guard Johnny Mrlik’s 5-for-6 from the free throw line and 12 point performance. Mrlik totaled a team-high 21 points and nine rebounds.
The Brewers came out of halftime with a back-and-forth struggle after being down 38-36 and took the lead off a Mrlik 3-pointer at 15:06, 47-46. Vassar’s largest run came with eight minutes remaining when Mrlik hit a layup, making the score 58-57 and ending after a 3-pointer from junior guard Curtis Smith to complete a 14-3 run.
The Brewers’ largest lead was held at 1:32 after sophomore guard Erikson Wasyl nailed a pair of free throws, 81-64.
Mrlik’s 21 points led three other Brewers into double figures. Junior forward Luka Ladan hit for 17 points, Wasyl drained 15 and senior forward Evan Carberry scored 10. Junior forward Alex Snyder had a career-high and game-high 10 assists.
The Camels were led by Matt Vadas who had a game-high 32 points, going 5-for-12 from the 3-point arc, 7-for-9 from the charity line and 10-of-20 overall. Zuri Pavlin was the only other Conn. College player who hit double figure scoring. Colin Pascoe led the Camels with seven boards.
The Brewers totaled a 34-27 rebound advantage and finished the game shooting 62% from the field and 40.9% from 3-point land.
The Brewers (5-1) will next face off with Wentworth Institute of Technology on Monday, December 30 at 7:00 pm during the Trinity College Tournament. The Camels (4-4) will next travel to face Methodist University on December 30 at 4:00 pm.