Great Bay CC advances in national tourney

By: Mike Whaley

RICHMOND, Va. – The Great Bay Community College men’s basketball team overcame a four-point halftime deficit to beat Villa Maria, 79-67, in Monday’s first-round action of the USCAA Division II national tournament.

Dover’s Kingsley Breen scored a game-high 27 points to go along with eight rebounds to pace the Herons (21-8). Bryce Gibson added 22 points, while Theo Wolfe chipped in with 16 points and 13 boards. Portsmouth’s Alex Tavares had five points and 10 rebounds. Breen and Gibson combined to make 8 of 15 three-pointers.

GBCC plays next on Tuesday, 6 p.m., vs. Penn State Mont Alto.

At the USCAA award ceremony, Breen was named USCAA D-II All-American Second Team, while coach Alex Burt was selected as the national coach of the year.