Thursday, February 1, 2007
Why is the Bentley men's basketball team unbeaten through 20 games? The Falcons take care of the little things.
On Wednesday night, the Falcons were a perfect 17-for-17 at the free-throw line in their 88-71 Northeast-10 Conference romp over visiting Merrimack College at the Dana Center in Waltham.
The Falcons (20-0), ranked third nationally in Division 2, shot a sizzling 69-percent from the floor in the first half in building a commanding 55-31 cushion. Sophomore guard Lew Finnegan of Lexington paced Bentley with 22 points and a career-high five steals.
Freshman guard Jason Westrol added 15 points and five rebounds, senior post Jeff Holmes had 12 points and junior point guard Yusuf Abdul-Ali added 10 points.
Bentley hits the road for Bryant on Saturday afternoon (3:30 p.m.).
-- Craig Larson