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MCLA Men's, Women's Basketball Fall at Bridgewater
09:54PM / Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Ryan Carney scored a game-high 23 points Wednesday to lead the Bridgewater State men's basketball team past MCLA, 75-64.
The Bears sweep the season series as they improve to 6-13 overall but are now 4-3 in the conference.
The game was knotted up at 28 at half-time and neither team could create separation for much of the closing half. With the score at 54-53 in favor of BSU, the Bears (6-13, 4-3 MASCAC) rattled off an 8-0 spurt to take control. Admar Jaramillo started the run with a three pointer from the right wing and then Dimitri St. Louis scored five straight points to give the Bears a 62-53 lead with just 3:57 left.
MCLA's Gerald Herbert slowed the run with a triple from the top of the key to close within six, but Rayshon Ward converted a Ryan Carney feed to keep the Trailblazers at bay. 
Mike Demartinis continued his strong play for MCLA (5-15, 1-7), ending with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Antoine Montgomery and Hayden Bird added 9 points each.
The Trailblazers will host Worcester State on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Women's Basketball
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Bridgewater State's Kailyn Aguiar scored 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead the Bears to a 80-37 win over MCLA Trailblazers.
The Bears (9-11, 4-3) imposed themselves early in this one as they led 18-13 after one quarter and then 37-27 at the half. Bridgewater began to pull away on the heels of a 22-6 advantage in the third quarter. Sara DaSilva and Aguiar each collected six points in the quarter as the Bears took advantage of 12 MCLA turnovers in the quarter.
MCLA (4-15, 0-8) was paced by L'Rae Brundige's team best 11 point night.  Karina Mattera ended with 10 points in the loss.
The Trailblazers are back in action on Saturday when they host Worcester State at 1 p.m.
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