2011-12 Bentley University Men's Basketball News

  • Kennebec Journal: 'Basketball still on Leclerc's mind'
    March 13, 2012
    Gary Hawkins, a sportswriter for the Kennebec Journal, recently spoke with Bentley senior guard Sam Leclerc, whose career recently drew to a close. Here's his article, which appeared in the March 13 edition of the paper and online at: http://www.kjonline.com/sports/basketball-still-on-leclercs-mind_2012-03-11.html
  • Five Score in Doubles as Assumption Ousts Bentley in NE-10 Playoffs
    February 24, 2012
    Junior forward Tim Beinert (Bellerose Village, N.J.) and junior guard Ryan Rozsnaki (Montreal, Quebec) each posted double-doubles and Assumption College’s other three starters all scored in doubles as the ninth-seeded Greyhounds topped number eight Bentley University, 78-65, in the opening round of the Northeast-10 Conference Men’s Basketball Playoffs Friday night at the Dana Center.
  • Leclerc Earns 1st-Team All-Northeast-10 Honors; Shaw Selected for All-Rookie Team
    February 24, 2012
    Bentley University senior guard Sam Leclerc (Fayette, Maine/Winthrop HS) has been selected for the 2012 All Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball first team by the conference’s head coaches. Also recognized, with selection to the All-Rookie Team, was Falcon freshman forward Andrew Shaw (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy).
  • Bentley Men Open NE-10 Playoffs Friday Night against Assumption
    February 23, 2012
    The second season for the Bentley University men’s basketball team will begin Friday night when the Falcons host Assumption College in the opening round of the Northeast-10 Conference playoffs. Tip-off at the Dana Center is 7 pm.
  • UMass-Lowell Rallies in Second Half to Top Bentley, 85-76
    February 21, 2012
    Senior Dipanjot Singh (Evanston, Ill.), a transfer from Illinois-Chicago, erupted for 27 points, including 15 in the first half to keep his team close, as UMass-Lowell overcame a five-point halftime deficit to defeat visiting Bentley University, 85-76, in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Tuesday night at Costello Gym. It was the regular season finale for both clubs.
  • Bentley Closes Out Regular Season Tuesday at UMass-Lowell with Playoff Seeding at Stake
    February 20, 2012
    With its playoff seeding very much up in the air, the Bentley University men’s basketball team will close out the regular season Tuesday night at UMass-Lowell, with tip-off slated for 7:30 pm. Links for live stats and video will be posted at www.bentleyfalcons.com.
  • Bentley Drops 81-55 Decision to Stonehill in Final Home Game of Regular Season
    February 18, 2012
    Senior guard Andre Tongo (Acton) and junior guard Brian Hamor (Guilderland, N.Y.) combined for 32 points, with each connecting three times beyond the three-point line, as Stonehill College shot down Bentley University, 81-55, in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Saturday afternoon at the Dana Center. It was the final home game of the regular season for the Falcons.
  • Bentley Closes Out Home Schedule vs. Stonehill
    February 17, 2012
    When Bentley University and Stonehill College last squared off in men’s basketball, the Bentley Falcons overcame an 18-point second-half deficit and eventually pulled out a 73-66 double-overtime victory on the road. The two clubs will renew acquaintances on Saturday at Bentley’s Dana Center, with tip-off for the Falcons’ final home game of the regular season set for 3:30 pm.
  • Franklin Pierce Takes Down Bentley in 2nd Half; 15 Rebounds, 12 Points for Leclerc
    February 14, 2012
    Forwards Ellis Cooper (Northampton) and Ryen Vilmont (Philadelphia, Pa.) combined for 37 points, including 25 in the second half, as Franklin Pierce University topped Bentley University 78-58 in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Tuesday night at the Dana Center.
  • Bentley Looks to Get Back on Track against Franklin Pierce Tuesday
    February 13, 2012
    With the regular season quickly winding down, the Bentley University men’s basketball team will be back in the Dana Center Tuesday night, looking to improve on its playoff seeding when it hosts Franklin Pierce University at 7:30 pm.
  • Strong Starts to Both Halves Propels Southern NH Past Bentley, 76-66
    February 11, 2012
    Strong starts to each half by Southern New Hampshire University propelled the Penmen to a 76-66 win over Bentley University in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Saturday afternoon at the SNHU Fieldhouse and gave the Falcons their first three-game losing streak in two years.
  • Bentley Visits Southern New Hampshire Looking for Win #16
    February 10, 2012
    After suffering back-to-back losses for the first time in a year, the Bentley University men’s basketball team will make its third attempt at win number 16 Saturday afternoon when the Falcons visit Southern New Hampshire University. Tip-off at the SNHU Gymnasium is scheduled for 3:30 pm.
  • Leclerc Scores 28, But Bentley Comes Up Just Short on Late St. Michael’s Tip-In
    February 08, 2012
    Bentley University senior guard Sam Leclerc (Fayette, Maine/Winthrop HS) scored 23 of his game-high 28 points in the second half, but St, Michael’s College escaped with the win, 66-64, on a tip-in by senior forward Tyler Schilling (Excelsior, Minn.) with eight seconds left in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball action at the Ross Sports Center Wednesday night.
  • Bentley Men Look to Bounce Back at St. Michael’s Wednesday
    February 07, 2012
    One of the strengths of this year’s Bentley University men’s basketball team has been its ability to quickly get back on the winning track following a loss. A Falcon victory in the ensuing game has followed each of the team’s first five losses. Coach Jay Lawson’s team will again be looking to avoid dropping back-to-back games when it makes the trek to Colchester, Vt. to take on St. Michael’s College Wednesday night (7:30 pm).
  • Late Run Helps Saint Anselm Knock Off Bentley, 81-75; Grassa Scores 19 for Falcons
    February 04, 2012
    Freshman guard Roy Mabrey (Belmar, N.J.) scored 26 points, including 14 in the first 8:36, and sophomore forward Allen Harris (Roslindale) had four points and two blocks during a late 9-0 run as Saint Anselm College got by Bentley University, 81-75, in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Saturday afternoon at the Dana Center.
  • 15-5 Bentley Completes Three-Game Homestand Saturday against Saint Anselm
    February 03, 2012
    The Bentley University men’s basketball team will continue its bid for a seventh Northeast-10 Conference regular season championship in eight years Saturday afternoon when the Falcons host Saint Anselm College. Tip off at the Dana Center is at 3:30 pm, following the 1:30 pm women’s game.
  • Leclerc, Shaw Combine for 41 as Bentley Overcomes 17-Point Deficit to Win
    January 31, 2012
    Senior guard Sam Leclerc (Fayette, Maine/Winthrop HS), with 23 points and 10 rebounds, and freshman forward Andrew Shaw (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy), with 18 points off the bench, combined to lead Bentley University to an 81-78 win over Merrimack College in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball action Tuesday night at the Dana Center.
  • 14-5 Bentley Hosts Merrimack in Important Northeast-10 Conference Game
    January 30, 2012
    Following an 80-75 win over Southern Connecticut State on Saturday that kept the Bentley University Falcons within one game of the top of the Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball standings, Bentley will be looking to string together consecutive wins for the first time in two-and-a-half weeks when it hosts Merrimack College Tuesday night at the Dana Center. Tip-off is set for 7:30 pm.
  • Leclerc Erupts for Career-High 30 as Bentley Shoots Down Owls, 63-59
    January 28, 2012
    Senior guard Sam Leclerc (Fayette, Maine/Winthrop HS) scored 24 of his career-high 30 points in the second half, and freshmen Andrew Shaw (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) and J.P. Koury (Red Bank, N.J./CBA) combined for 27 off the bench, as Bentley University used 15 three-pointers to shoot down Southern Connecticut State, 80-75, in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Saturday afternoon at the Dana Center.
  • Bentley Looks To Make It 5-0 Following Losses When Falcons Host Owls Saturday
    January 27, 2012
    Had a buzzer-beating three-point attempt been on the mark Wednesday night at Le Moyne, the Bentley University men’s basketball team would have been in a three-way tie at the top of the very congested Northeast-10 Conference standings. Instead, the Falcons are a game back of co-leaders Adelphi University and Stonehill College, in a four-way tie for third place. Coach Jay Lawson’s team will look to get back on the winning track Saturday when the Falcons host Southern Connecticut State at the Dana Center at 3:30 pm in the first of a three-game homestand.
  • Tartt Basket The Difference as Le Moyne Edges Bentley, 66-64; Career-High 20 for Shaw
    January 25, 2012
    A lay-up by junior guard Derrek Tartt (Albany, N.Y.) that hung on the rim before falling in capped a game-ending 6-0 run and lifted Le Moyne College to a 66-64 win over Bentley University in a Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball battle Wednesday night at the Ted Grant Court.
  • 13-4 Bentley Back on Road for Wednesday Evening Game at Le Moyne
    January 24, 2012
    Locked in a three-way tie for second place in the Northeast-10 Conference, the Bentley University men’s basketball team will be looking to improve on its 6-1 road record when the Falcons take on Le Moyne College Wednesday night in Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Shaw, Leclerc Each Score 15 as Bentley Bounces Back at New Haven, 66-54
    January 21, 2012
    Freshman forward Andrew Shaw (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) nailed five three-pointers for 15 points, senior guard Sam Leclerc (Fayette, Maine/Winthrop HS) matched him in the scoring column, and junior guard Mike Topercer (Scottsdale, Ariz./New Hampton Prep) played a key role off the bench as Bentley University finished strong for a 66-54 win over the University of New Haven in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Saturday afternoon at Charger Gymnasium.
  • Biddeford Journal Tribune: "Welcome to college, Andrew Shaw"
    January 20, 2012
    Al Edwards recently caught up with Bentley freshman forward Andrew Shaw to discuss his transition to college basketball with one of the Northeast-10's top teams, the Bentley University Falcons. Here's his story, which appeared in the Jan. 18 edition of the paper and online at www.journaltribune.com..
  • Bentley Men Look to Rebound Saturday at New Haven
    January 20, 2012
    After being denied by Adelphi University in its bid for sole possession of first place in the Northeast-10 Conference, the Bentley University men’s basketball will look to rebound Saturday against one of the four teams that it is currently tied for second place with, the University of New Haven. Game time at the Charger Gymnasium in West Haven, Conn. Is an unusual 1:30 pm as the men’s teams from the two universities will play the opening game of the NE-10 twinbill
  • Adelphi Scores Final 10 Points to Top Bentley, 64-56, in Battle of NE-10 Co-Leaders
    January 17, 2012
    Two game-tying free throws by junior guard John Calarco (New Rochelle, N.Y.) ignited a game-ending 10-0 run and two more by senior guard Richard Harkins (Bellmore, N.Y.) gave Adelphi University back the lead as the Panthers rallied for a 64-56 win over Bentley University in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Tuesday night at the Dana Center.
  • First Place in NE-10 Men’s Basketball Up for Grabs When Bentley Hosts Adelphi Tuesday
    January 16, 2012
    Ties abound in the Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball standings with two teams tied for first, three tied for both third and sixth place, and five tied for ninth place. All told, only three games separate the conference’s top 13 teams at the midpoint of the NE-10 schedule. The tie for the top spot will be broken Tuesday night when the two co-leaders, Bentley University and Adelphi University, square off for the only time during the regular season. Tip-off at Bentley’s Dana Center is 7:30 pm.
  • Grassa, Leclerc Lead Bentley Past Saint Rose & into Tie for 1st Place
    January 14, 2012
    Sophomore guard Jasper Grassa (Lynn/Lynn Classical HS) buried four of his team’s 12 three-pointers en route to a game-high 17 points and senior guard Sam Leclerc (Fayette, Maine/Winthrop HS) scored 11 of his 14 in the final four minutes as Bentley University edged The College of Saint Rose, 64-60, in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Saturday afternoon at the Dana Center.
  • 11-3 Bentley Looks to Continue Winning Season Saturday vs. Saint Rose
    January 13, 2012
    A year ago, the Bentley University Falcons and the College of Saint Rose Golden Knights were amongst the best men’s basketball teams in the NCAA Division II East Regional with Bentley reaching the regional final after downing Saint Rose in the semis. The only meeting of the regular season between the two teams will take place Saturday afternoon when the Falcons host the Golden Knights at the Dana Center. Tip-off is slated for 3:30 pm.
  • Shaw & Leclerc Spark 2nd-Half Comeback as Bentley Rallies Past AIC, 61-58
    January 11, 2012
    Freshman forward Andrew Shaw (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) netted 10 of his career-high 17 points in the second half and senior guard Sam Leclerc (Fayette, Maine/Winthrop HS) rebounded from a scoreless first half with 11 in the second as Bentley University battled from behind for a 61-58 win over American International College in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Wednesday night at the Butova Gymnasium.
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