BABSON PARK, Mass.—Jordan Seldon (Everett, Mass.) hit a go-ahead three-pointer from the right wing with 43 seconds left to help lift the Regis (Mass.) men's basketball team to an 80-74 victory over Worcester State University in the consolation game of the Babson Invitational Tournament on Sunday afternoon at Staake Gymnasium.
With the win, Regis improves to 1-2 on the year, while Worcester State falls to 0-3.
Seldon scored 19 points, while Roger Hamel (Huntington Beach, Calif.) and Tim Broom (Jacksonville, Fla.) added 16 and 15, respectively, for the Pride. Ademola Afonja (Staten Island, N.Y.) also finished with 12 points and six rebounds in the win.
Cal Howes led all scorers with 26 points for the Lancers. Shaun McCarthy added 15 points and seven rebounds, while Erik Bjorn chipped in with 15 points and six boards in the loss.
Regis never trailed in the first half and carried a 49-41 lead into the break after shooting 75 percent (18-of-24) from the floor. The Pride, which went 7-of-8 from beyond the arc, led by as many as 10 over the first 20 minutes. Worcester State got 15 first-half points from Howes and converted 11 Regis turnovers into 15 points.
The Pride led by as many as 12 in the second half, but the Lancers used a 19-5 run to go in front 66-64 on a triple by Howes with 5:33 left. Juvens Dalger (Oakland Park, Fla.) of Regis followed a layup by McCarthy with a pair of free throws to tie the game at 74-74 with 1:19 left, and Seldon drained a three-pointer late in the shot clock on the next possession to put the Pride in front for good.
Both teams return to action on Tuesday as Worcester State hosts WPI at 5:30 p.m., while Regis takes on Framingham State at 6 p.m. in Weston.
Recap courtesy of Babson College Sports Information.