Saturday, February 10, 2007
The Bentley men's basketball team took their game national Saturday afternoon, putting their perfect 22-0 mark on the line against Stonehill College in a CSTV-televised game in front of a packed house at the Dana Center.
The Falcons didn't disappoint.
Senior forward Jeff Holmes scored 15 points, junior point guard Yusuf Abdul-Ali added 14 points, six rebounds and six assists, and Bentley dominated on the boards in a 68-51 Northeast-10 Conference win over Stonehill.
The Falcons, ranked second nationally in Division II, outrebounded the visiting Skyhawks 44-25 to improve to 23-0, the best start in New England Division II history, and 19-0 in the NE-10. Stonehill, 1-6 in its last seven games and winless in its last 12 games against the Falcons, dipped to 13-11 overall and 8-11 in the conference.
Freshman Jason Westrol was Bentley’s third double-figure scorer, finishing with 12 points and eight rebounds. Junior forward Nate Fritsch led the winners in rebounds, with nine.
-- Craig Larson