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Late Run Lifts Middlebury Past Men's Basketball

Late Run Lifts Middlebury Past Men's Basketball

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Five players scored in double figures, including senior Matt Folger (Weston, Conn.), who led all players with 19 points as the 13th-ranked Middlebury College men's basketball team defeated Wentworth Institute of Technology, 75-64, on day two of the 2019 Middlebury College Tip-Off Classic.


LEADING SCORERS:  Trey Carrier, 16; Jack Schaake, 11; Tommy Dooling, 10
ASSIST LEADERS:  Stephen Azums, 2; Kyle Henseler, 2


  • Wentworth took an early, 8-7 lead after junior Trey Carrier (Wilton, N.H.) hit a three pointer. Middlebury used an 8-2 spurt and took a 15-10 lead with 13:25 after Folger hit a three. Freshman Jack Schaake (Hampton, N.H.) scored five straight points for the Leopards to even the score at 15-all with 11:48 left in the half.
  • The Panthers retook the lead on a junior Jack Farrell (Verona, N.J.) basket and built their lead to as many as five on two occasions, including when junior Griffin Kornaker (Rochester, N.Y.) made a basket with 4:09 left, which gave the hosts a 27-22 lead. Scoring the next seven points, Wentworth took a 29-27 lead on a freshman Conor Rubenskas (Bridgewater, Mass.) three pointer and led, 31-29, at the break.
  • Just over two minutes into the second half, Folger knotted the score at 31-all with a layup before Wentworth used a 12-6 run to take its largest lead of the game at 43-37, thanks to a basket from freshman Tommy Dooling (Mansfield, Mass.).
  • Middlebury chipped away at the lead and took the lead for good at 49-48 when junior Max Bosco (Scarsdale, N.Y.) hit two free throws with 8:27 remaining in the contest. Junior Will Ingraham (Dallas, Texas) hit a three to extend the lead to four before senior Stephen Azums (Roslindale, Mass.) cut the lead in half with two free throws. The Panthers used a 12-2 run, capped off by a Folger tip-in with 3:48 to play, giving the hosts a 64-52 lead.
  • Wentworth pulled within seven (69-62) with 58 seconds remaining after junior Kyle Henseler (Coventry, R.I.) hit two free throws, however, Middlebury scored six points down the stretch to seal the win.
  • Carrier led three Leopards in double figures with 16 points to go along with eight rebounds. Schaake had 11 points – on 4-of-4 shooting – and five rebounds, while Dooling finished with 10 points.


  • Today marked the second all-time meeting between the two programs, with Middlebury holding a 2-0 series advantage.


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