Justin Martin Becomes All-Time Career Leader in Blocks with 71-64 Win Over Lasell

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

NEWTON, Mass. - The Husson Eagles (3-1) had a great showing against Lasell College (1-5) on Monday night, in a non-conference matchup as the Eagles picked up a 71-64 win. After shutting down the Lasers with a pair of blocks, Justin Martin became the all-time career block leader in program history with 166.

1st Half:

Justice Kendall put the Eagles on the board scoring eight-straight points over two minutes with great drives to the paint followed by a turnaround jump shot giving Husson a 10-4 advantage just four minutes into the game. He kept up his hot shooting going leading all-scorers with 15 points on 7-7 shooting to close out the half.

Husson's defense was in lockdown mode with 10 steals as a team throughout the half with Kyanti Blyden and DJ Bussey snatching two or more steals apiece while helping keep Lasell at bay with 31% shooting accuracy from the field. Martin displayed utter dominance under the board with eight rebounds and a block.

2nd Half:

Lasell came out with some fire in the second half breaking out on an 8-2 run with threes from Dylan Murray and two-straight from Stefan Masciarelli, bringing the score within a basket from Husson. The Eagles recovered the ground they'd lost with a steal, dunk, and 3-pointer by Blyden to once again recapture a ten-point lead with 14:21 left to play.

Over the next two minutes, the Lasers dominated on another 9-1 run to once again bring the game within two points after Murray continued to strike from behind the arc draining three-straight 3-pointers for Lasell.

Husson maintained at least a four-point lead to close out the final ten minutes of the match.

Leaders: HUSSON

Justice Kendall led the Eagles with 19 points, four rebounds, five assists and three steals.

Justin Martin posted his second double-double in a row with 14 points and a game-high 16 boards, along with two blocks.

Cole Thomas netted 14 points off the bench.

Leaders: LASELL

Dylan Murray led all-scorers with 27 points, draining seven 3-pointers, and nine rebounds.

Liam Jacobs scored 14 points, grabbed eight boards, and three assists.

Stefan Masciarelli passed out eight assists and snagged seven rebounds.

TEAM STATS:

Husson's defense had 14 steals and forced Lasell to 21 turnovers. Three Eagles grabbed three steals each - Blyden, Bussey, and Kendall.

UP NEXT!

The Eagles have a busy weekend in Vermont starting off with a game at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon on Friday, November 30th at 5:30 p.m.