Hagins, Alvarez help Brockport get going en route to win

Courtesy of goBrockport.com

BROCKPORT, N.Y.—The College at Brockport men’s basketball team walked away victorious, earning a 90-61 win over SUNY Fredonia. Five different Golden Eagles finished with double-digit scoring against one of their State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) foes. 

The win pushes the Brockport record to 13-8 overall and 9-5 in conference play, while the Blue Devils fell to 2-20 on the season and 1-14 in SUNYAC competition. 

The Green and Gold got off to a fast start on Tuesday, jumping out to a double digit lead less than four minutes into the game. Devante Hagins (Leadership Academy) kicked it off with a made jump shot before Danny Ashley and Josh Nelson converted their opportunities to push their lead to eight. Antonio Alvarez (Brockport) knocked down a three to bring the score to 15-4. Brockport continued to push ahead, as Montgomery Stroman and Justin Summers hit baskets to push the lead to 15 multiple times. Stroman hit the final bucket of the half in the form of a layup. After the first 20 minutes of play, the Golden Eagles were ahead 50-33. 

The lead quickly hit 20 points as Nelson hit a three out of the break. From there the Golden Eagles put the pedal to the metal. Jahidi Wallace began a 10-0 run, that had contributions from various players off the bench. Stroman converted a layup before Devonte Jones knocked down a pair of free-throws and a layup. Wallace made a fast break layup before the opposition scored again. It was just a few moments later that another Jones score pushed the score to 74-43. The advantage never went below 29, as the Green and Gold were able to walk away with a convincing 90-61 victory. 

Summers and Wallace led the way in scoring with each knocking down 14 points. The bench was on fire all night with Stroman finishing with 13 points and Jones hitting for 12, and both combined to shoot 11-for-16 from the field.

Up next for the Green and Gold is a road battle with SUNY Geneseo on Saturday, Feb. 9 with tip-off set to take place at 4 p.m. 

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