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.
- 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.
For the latest on Wentworth Athletics, follow the Leopards via social media on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Fans can also download the Wentworth Leopards "Front Row" mobile app, powered by PrestoSports, on iTunes and the Android Market.