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Men’s basketball drops to Brandeis University at home

Updated: Apr 28, 2023

Senior guard Demerrick Warren defends Judges' first-year guard Ethan Edwards. Photo courtesy of Janard Jones/Lasell Athletics

The men’s basketball team dropped to Brandeis University Saturday afternoon by a score of 85-66 at the athletic center. The loss drops the Lasers to a 2-2 record on the season.

The Judges started out hot, going on a 12-4 run to start the game, but the Lasers put up a fight to eventually make it a competitive 12-8 game in the matter of 30 seconds. The Judges would then turn it into second gear, 20 point lead with 5:20 left on the clock in the first half.

The Lasers however, were not done fighting however as they would go on a 9-3 run in the final five minutes of the first half to make it a 49-37 game at halftime.

For the first five minutes of the second half, both Brandeis and the Lasers kept trading baskets back and forth, with the Lasers eventually trimming down the lead to seven. However, it was not to be as the Judges once again caught a second wind as going on a 10-0 run. The Judges did not look back as they went on to a commanding 85-66 victory.

First-year Quinton Partee Jr. led the Lasers in points scoring 21 points, including 16 in the first half. Sophomore Toby Harris led the way for the Judges with 24 points, going 9-12 from the field.

First-year Quinton Partee Jr. on the defensive for the Lasers. Photo courtesy of Janard Jones/Lasell Athletics

Despite the tough loss, Partee Jr. says he knows what the team has to do to get better, “We just got to talk more and communicate on defense,” Partee Jr. said. “We just got to pick up on some details, talk on defense, move around the ball, get the offense set, and stick together as a team,” he added.

The Lasers will next face Husson University on the road in Bangor, ME at 6 p.m.

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