Hollins paces four in double figures as Judges batter Rams, 89-59

BOSTON, Mass. (taken from a Suffolk University press release) -- Sophomore Terrell Hollins (Springfield, Mass.) scored 24 points to lead four players in double figures as 12th-ranked Brandeis shot 55 percent from the field en route to an 89-59 non-league college men’s basketball victory over Suffolk Tuesday evening at Regan Gymnasium.

The visiting Judges (3-0) overcame an early eight-point deficit (14-6) with a 25-9 run over an eight-plus minute stretch to take an eight-point lead of their own at 31-23 with 8:28 remaining in the first half, and after the host Rams (0-3) had cut that margin back to five (36-31) on a three-pointer by junior Brian Small (Stoughton, Mass.), Brandeis scored 15 of the final 19 points before intermission to take a 51-31 lead at the break. The visitors opened the second half with 10 unanswered points to extend their lead to 61-31, as the Judges built as much as a 36-point advantage in the final 20 minutes of play.

Senior Stephen Hill (Brighton, Mass.) added 15 points in the win for Brandeis, which also received 13 points and seven rebounds from junior Kevin Olson (Rockport, Mass.) as well as 12 points and six steals from sophomore Andre Roberson (Springfield, Mass.). Senior Joe Coppens (Rockland, Mass.) added nine points and seven boards for the Judges, who held a 50-6 edge in points in the paint for the evening and canned eight 3-pointers along the way, including three by Olson, while holding a 48-25 advantage on the glass for the contest.

Sophomore Joseph Ransom (Sheffield, England) scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds in the setback for Suffolk, which also received 10 points and three boards from Small as well as eight points from sophomore Josh Teixeira (Braintree, Mass.). The Rams shot 35 percent from the field and connected for 12 three-pointers, including four by Ransom and three by freshman Allan Ray (Lynn, Mass.), who finished with nine points.

Suffolk heads to Cambridge, Mass. on Saturday afternoon to take on MIT in a non-league outing that begins at 2:00 p.m., while Brandeis travels to Medford, Mass. on Sunday afternoon to square off with Tufts in a non-league contest that also begins at 2:00 p.m.