Kennebec Journal: 'Basketball still on Leclerc's mind'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 PlayoffsJunior 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.
UMass-Lowell Rallies in Second Half to Top Bentley, 85-76Senior 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 Drops 81-55 Decision to Stonehill in Final Home Game of Regular SeasonSenior 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. StonehillWhen 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.
Strong Starts to Both Halves Propels Southern NH Past Bentley, 76-66Strong 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 #16After 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-InBentley 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 WednesdayOne 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 FalconsFreshman 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.
Leclerc, Shaw Combine for 41 as Bentley Overcomes 17-Point Deficit to WinSenior 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 GameFollowing 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, 63-59Senior 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 SaturdayHad 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.
Shaw, Leclerc Each Score 15 as Bentley Bounces Back at New Haven, 66-54Freshman 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"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 HavenAfter 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-LeadersTwo 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 TuesdayTies 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 PlaceSophomore 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 RoseA 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, 61-58Freshman 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.
Bentley Looks to Regain Winning Form Wednesday at AICFollowing its first loss to Pace University in nine seasons, the Bentley University men’s basketball team will look to get back on the winning track Wednesday night when the Falcons pay a visit to American International College. Tip-off at Butova Gym is set for 7:30 pm.
Williams Powers Pace Past Bentley; Falcon Win Streak Stopped at 5Six-foot-six junior forward Keon Williams (Hackensack, N.J.) scored 16 of his 24 points in the second half and also claimed 16 rebounds as Pace University took over after halftime and went on to defeat Bentley University, 84-74, in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Saturday afternoon at the Goldstein Fitness Center.
10-2 Bentley Visits Pace Saturday in Search of 6th Straight WinAfter overcoming a 16-point deficit to edge Assumption College on Tuesday, the Bentley University men’s basketball team will take a five-game winning streak to Pace University’s Goldstein Athletic Center Saturday for a 3:30 pm Northeast-10 Conference encounter with the Setters.
Bentley Overcomes Ice-Cold Start to Win 5th Straight, 60-57 over AssumptionSophomore guard Jasper Grassa (Lynn/Lynn Classical HS) netted 14 of his 16 points in the second half as Bentley rebounded from an ice-cold start to score 46 points after intermission and edge visiting Assumption College, 60-57, in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Tuesday night at the Dana Center.
Bentley Resumes NE-10 Schedule Tuesday in Search of 5th Straight WinAfter completing the non-conference portion of the schedule Friday night with a 22-point win over Concordia College (N.Y.), the Bentley University men’s basketball team will turn its focus back to Northeast-10 Conference play when it hosts Assumption College Tuesday night at the Dana Center. Tip off for the second half of an NE-10 doubleheader is set for 7:30 pm.
Grassa, O’Keefe Combine for 47 as Bentley Completes 4-0 December, 86-64 over Concordia (N.Y.)Sophomore guard Jasper Grassa (Lynn/Lynn Classical HS) poured in a career-high 28 points and and junior forward Dan O’Keefe (Lexington/Lexington HS) matched his career-best with 19 points as Bentley University returned from a lengthy holiday and exam lay-off to shoot past Concordia College (N.Y.), 86-64, in non-conference men’s basketball Friday night at the Dana Center.
After Lengthy Break, Bentley Men Get Back to Business Friday against ConcordiaNearly three weeks after overcoming an 18-point deficit to best Stonehill College in double overtime, the Bentley University men’s basketball team will finally return to work Friday night when it takes on Concordia College (N.Y.) at the Dana Center. Tip-off for the final Bentley athletic event of 2011 is set for 7 pm.
Leclerc Named Northeast-10 Player of the WeekBentley University senior Sam Leclerc (Fayette, Maine/Winthrop HS) has been named the Men’s Basketball Player of the Week in the Northeast-10 Conference after posting the two highest scoring games of his career.
Jacques, Leclerc Help Bentley Overcome 18-Point Deficit to Top Stonehill in 2 OTJunior guard Greg Jacques (Brockton/St. Sebastian’s HS) scored eight points during the second overtime and senior guard Sam Leclerc (Fayette, Maine/Winthrop HS) netted 22 of his career-high 26 points after halftime as Bentley University overcame an 18-point second-half deficit to best Stonehill College in double overtime, 73-66, in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Saturday afternoon at the Merkert Gymnasium.