Conquest Leads MCLA Men in Road Win

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WORCESTER, Mass. -- Adam Conquest scored 20 points and pulled down nine rebounds while Quran Davis sparked the Trailblazers off the bench with 13 points as MCLA overcame some free throw shooting woes to hold off Worcester State, 71-69, Saturday.
The Trailblazers improve to 7-13 on the season and move to 4-5 in the conference after sweeping the Lancers.  WSU falls to 3-19 overall and is 2-7 in the league.
MCLA (7-13, 4-5 MASCAC) trailed, 37-35, at halftime, and midway thru the second half, Worcester led 53-52 after Emeka Eguatu's bucket with 7:46 left in regulation. Davis ignited the Trailblazers with a 3-pointer to take the lead and then drilled another on the next possession to give MCLA a 58-53 lead. The Trailblazers never trailed again, however they couldn't fully put away the Lancers (3-19, 2-7) until the final whistle.
Keiland Cross finished in double figures with 11 points, and he added seven rebounds and two assists.
MCLA will look to get to .500 in the league on Wednesday night when it hosts Fitchburg State in the Amsler Campus Center.
Women's Basketball
WORCESTER, Mass. -- The Worcester State women's basketball team held visiting MCLA to just 16 first half points as they cruised past the Trailblazers, 67-48
The Lancers are now 12-9 overall and are 6-3 in the MASCAC.  MCLA drops to 6-15 overall and is 2-7 in the league.
Worcester (12-9, 6-3) was led by Kaitlyn Berkel's team-best 12-point night. She added four rebounds and four assists.
Sam Gawron matched her career-high with 19 points to lead the Trailblazers (6-15, 2-7). Courtney Pingelski was the only other player in double figures with 11 points, all of which came after halftime.
The Trailblazers will be back in action on Wednesday night when they host Fitchburg State.

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