WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Vassar men’s basketball team recorded their first win of the season as they took down Marymount 91-74 on Saturday night as part of the Holiday Inn College Park Classic.
Senior guard Jesse Browne reached 1,000 points for his career as he tallied 23 points in the win to become the 15th Brewer to reach that mark. His bucket with 1:28 remaining in the game was the basket to help him reach the historical plateau.
Three other Brewers landed in double figures as Alex Seff poured in 22 points of his own, while Paul Grinde recorded a double-double off 18 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman Zach Bromfeld rounded out the top scorers with 10 points on the night. Owen Murray led the Brewers in the assist category with seven helpers on the night.
As a team, VC shot the ball well at 57.6% from the floor, 52.6% from deep, and 86.7% from the charity stripe. It was the opening 20 minutes that gave them the advantage as they shot 62.07% in the first half and held Marymount to just 36.36% shooting over the same span of time.
The Brewers started off strong with baskets from Seff, Bromfeld, and Grinde to pull out to a six point advantage. They steadily added to their lead throughout the half building it up to 19 points by halftime.
In the second half, Vassar continued their strong offensive play and didn’t allow their lead to get any lower than 16 while boosting it to as much as 26 after a dunk by Lance Tebay at the 7:16 mark.
Vassar’s first win of the season was wire-to-wire as they never trailed in the game against the Saints. The team was able to score 40 points in the paint while also getting out into transition for eight points.
The Brewers will look to keep their momentum as they dive into Liberty League play on Friday, January 5 at the AFC against Clarkson at 8:00 p.m.