The Endicott College men’s basketball team (5-3) aims to extend their current two-game winning streak to three against Salve Regina University on Tuesday, December 10 at the Rodgers Recreation Center.
The Gulls are off to a solid start to the season, with victories in five of their eight contests. Stellar shooting percentages and a sense of comfort at home have propelled them thus far.
It’s hard to knock off the Blue and Green when their shooting numbers are as consistent as they are. The group is shooting 48 percent from the field, up nearly two percent from last season.
Senior guard Keith Brown (Pelham, N.H.) is once again the focal point of the offense, and isn’t disappointing on the statistics page. His 21.8 points per game lead the team, and his 6.1 rebounds per game are a nice bonus.
A central part of the offense’s early success has been their ball movement. The team’s 17.6 assists per game keeps each player involved, with sophomore guard Billy Arseneault (Lynnfield, Mass.) leading the way with 5.0 APG.
As for the opposition, Salve Regina is off to a disappointing start on the young season with a 2-6 record. However, the group has collected each of their early wins at home, and relish the opportunity to defend it against Endicott.
The Seahawks’ offensive trio of juniors Cameron Collins and Kevin Kelly as well as sophomore Mikey Spencer make for a tough matchup. Each of the three players are averaging greater than 17.0 PPG on the season.
Last season, the Gulls were victorious in each of their two bouts against Salve. Both wins were by double-digits, including a 32-point rout of the Seahawks at MacDonald Gymnasium.
Opening tipoff begins at 7:30 p.m., where the Gulls hope to begin their stretch of back-to-back road games in proper fashion.