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January 9, 2013

Endicott women soar; men battle injuries

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Greene (15 points in last night’s loss) and fellow captain Bennett Knowlton will have to hold the fort without Makris and the other two captains, Magee and Burkhart.

“We’ve been playing together the last couple of days trying to stay positive and work hard in practice and execute in the games,” said Greene. “We’re trying to communicate to each other on the floor and give it all we got. We want to keep in good spirits. We know (the injured players) will be back soon so we have to keep the intensity up and keep things up until they get back.”

Doing his best to keep the ship afloat last night was sophomore guard John Henault, who poured in a game-high 33 points while freshman guard Dan Powers contributed 18 points. Sophomore Tell White played some quality minutes and freshman Eddie Danek showed he can finish around the rim.

A barrage of three-pointers from Nichols coupled with a night in which the Bison shot a ridiculous 64 percent from the field and 60 percent from downtown crushed any chance for a Gulls victory. Nichols’ 17 treys were a program record and the 236 points was the highest combined total in an Endicott men’s basketball game ever.

Head coach Phil Rowe was only there for the beginning as he was run from the game with back-to-back technical after one of the officials appeared to be displeased with a conversation Rowe was having with a different official.

The Gulls lone big man in the lineup last night, Matt Kneece had just picked up his third foul in the game’s opening eight minutes and Rowe and many others felt two of those were soft.

The Gulls finished the first half with 13 fouls and two technical and were forced to empty the bench the rest of the way.

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