DUDLEY, Mass. — The Endicott men's basketball team fell to Nichols College, 71-70, in a back-and-forth contest on Tuesday night.
Down by 11 (65-54) with 10:28 remaining, the Gulls went on a 17-4 run which was capped off by a Louis Ellis (Lynnfield, Mass.) three-pointer to give Endicott its first second-half lead over the Bison, 70-69 with 1:27 to go.
Nichols guard DeAnte Bruton (New London, Conn.) then hit a jump shot from the top of the key with just 56 seconds left in the game to give Nichols a 71-70 advantage that held true the rest of the way.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- The Gulls still hold an 18-17 advantage in the all-time series.
- Bruton led Nichols and all scorers with 27 points.
- Ellis' 13 points was a new career-high for the junior guard.
Endicott (9-4, 3-1 CCC) will host Gordon on Thursday, January 9 at 7:30 PM. Nichols (8-4, 3-0 CCC) will host Roger Williams on Thursday, January 9 at 7:30 PM.
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)