By Beacon Sports Staff
The top-seeded Lynx of New Hampshire Technical Institute would be the first men’s team to advance to the championship game after an explosive performance Saturday afternoon in the Yankee Small College Conference semifinal round versus Saint Joseph’s.
The first half ended with the Lynx holding a 10-point lead behind the physical play of Dante Ramos and Raikwon Rodrigues, who each scored 8 points.
On the Saints side of the court, Kyle Houston lead the scoring effort, hitting for 8, while Darrien White came off the bench to contribute 7. NHTI’s physical defense held the Saints center, Kareem Brown, scoreless in the first half.
Darrien White would take home game high-scoring honors, with 18 points off the bench in a losing cause.
NHTI captured momentum in key moments of the contest, largely due to J’Quavious Thurmond’s ability to leap out of the gym. Thurmond finished the game with a team-high 15 points and a monumental slam at a pivotal moment of the ball game.
The fifth-seeded Saints finished the season with a 14–15 record, while managing to go 10–5 within the YSCC. NHTI would move on to the final round matchup versus our own SMCC Seawolves.