SALEM, Mass. – Hakeem Animashaun (Dedham, Mass.) scored a career-high 32 points and Sean Bryan (Lowell, Mass.) poured in 31 as Salem State opened Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) play with a 100-82 victory over Worcester State on Saturday afternoon at Twohig Gymnasium. Animashaun scored 19 second half points, while going 13-15 (86.6%) overall from the field with 12 rebounds and three blocks.
SALEM, Mass. – Sean Bryan (Lowell, Mass.) scored 39 points, including seven in double overtime as Salem State edged Colby Sawyer 114-112 in the final game of the Salem State Holiday Classic. Trailing 102-99 midway through the second overtime, Bryan connected on his fifth three-pointer of the night to tie the game before Evan Mason (Gloucester, Mass.) put Salem State on top for good, 108-107 with his second triple as the Vikings closed out the Chargers with free throws for their sixth win of the season (6-7).
SALEM, Mass. – Sean Bryan (Lowell, Mass.) scored 26 points and added nine rebounds and six assists while Bryan Martinez (Salem, Mass.) scored 22 points as Salem State held off the Thomas College Terriers, 88-80 in game two of the Salem State Holiday Classic on Saturday evening.
Beverly, Mass. – Alex De La Rosa (Boston, Mass.) drilled a game-winning three-pointer with 17 seconds left as Salem State erased a 15-point halftime deficit to stun Endicott on Tuesday evening at MacDonald Gymnasium. The Vikings trailed 91-89 before Sean Bryan (Lowell, Mass.) drove to the basket and drawing the defense, kicked out a pass to a wide open De La Rosa who calmly drained the go-ahead basket, which gave the Vikings their first lead of the game at 92-91. A Matt McDevitt (Cumberland, Maine) three with four seconds left missed the mark and two free throws by Bryan iced the 94-91 comeback win as Salem State handed the Gulls their first home loss of the season. The Vikings are now 4-7 on the year while Endicott slips to 6-3.
SALEM, Mass. – Kody Greenhalgh (Warwick, R.I) scored a team-high 17 points and added five rebounds and five assists while Andrew Snoddy (Stow, Mass.) and Jeff Spellman (Boston, Mass.) combined for 31 points and 13 rebounds as Bates earned a 93-73 victory over Salem State on Sunday afternoon at Twohig Gymnasium. The Bobcats improve to 1-2 on the year while the Vikings slip to 2-4.
Williamstown, Mass. -- Bryan Martinez and Hakeem Animashaun combined for 50 points and 24 rebounds and Sean Bryan chipped in with 15 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds to lead Salem State past Mount St. Vincent 97-85 in the consolation game of the Williams Tip-Off Tournamnet on Sunday afternooon. Martinez scored 14 of his game-high 26 points in the second half while Animashaun totaled a game-high 16 rebounds to go with 24 points for his first career double-double.