NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Both MCLA and Westfield State finished with three players in double figures, but the Owls would capture a 83-74 win over the Trailblazers. With the win, Westfield improves to 14-8 overall, 7-3 and third in the MASCAC.
Westfield senior, Dave Jaehnig (Quincy, MA) led all scoring with 24 points. On the MCLA side, Jon Greenberg (Antwerp, Belgium) earned his eighth double-double of the season scoring 22 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. With this stat, Greenberg will continue to lead the MASCAC with 11.3 rebounds per game.
In the first half Westfield jumped out to an 8-1 lead, but slowly the Trailblazers chipped away at that margin. They would pull as close as one, but Westfield went on an 11 to 4 run toward the end of the first half to take a 42-31 lead into the break. Jaehnig and Brandon Mauer (Pittsfield, MA) each scored nine in the half and Mauer would go on to finish with 12 points.
In the second half the Owls continued to keep their lead seeing it as close as five and as big at twelve. MCLA would make a run at the end, and actually outscored Westfield in the second half (43-41), but it wasn't enough. Greenberg scored 17 points in the second half and Mike Perreault (Whitinsville, MA) added eleven of his 14 total points.
Saturday, 2/14 MCLA (1-20, 0-9) travels to Framingham (12-10, 4-5).
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