By: Mike Whaley
RICHMOND, Va. – A great run for the Great Bay Community College men’s basketball team came to a close Wednesday night in the USCAA national semifinals, 69-61 to Miami-Hamilton.
The No. 10 Herons (22-9) played from behind for most of the game, closing to four (50-46) with 8:10 to play on a jumper by Ethan Arnold (Wakefield). They could draw no closer.
Dover’s Kingsley Breen once again led the way with 22 points and five boards. He hit 6 of 13 three-point shots. Bryce Gibson added 11 points, while Theo Wolfe had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Portsmouth’s Alex Tavares chipped in with nine points and seven boards. GBCC trailed 32-26 at the half.
No. 3 Miami-Hamilton (22-8) will play in Thursday’s national championship game against No. 1 Penn State Wilkes-Barre (24-8), who beat No. 5 Kent State-Tuscarawas in the earlier semi, 77-72.