Men’s basketball winning streak
The C.W. Post men’s basketball team has been on an absolute tear within the last month of play. Their last loss came December 30th against Southern New Hampshire University. Since the beginning of the New Year however, the Pioneers have won 10 games in a row and have outscored their opponents by an average of over 15 points per game. The Pioneers (14-6) have played exceptional basketball as they concluded the month of January (10-0) and are currently in first place in the East Coast Conference.
C.W. Post’s most recent victory came on the road against Queens College (12-5) on January 29th. This contest was a tight, back-and-forth battle as the two sides were tied at the half 32-32. However, the Pioneers hit their stride as the second half began. C.W. Post got off to a quick start and took the lead by as much as 12 points in the second half.
The Knights had no answer for the Pioneers ECC Player of the Week, junior guard Stefan Bonneau. Bonneau has been almost impossible to guard during the last month. The Knights defense became yet another victim in Bonneau’s torrid scoring. Bonneau dropped 28 points on 9-19 shooting from the field, and nailed five three pointers to lead the Pioneers in scoring. He has now scored at least 20 points in four of his last five games.
The Pioneers had a balanced scoring attack, as sophomore guards Jonathan Kohler and Tobin Carberry both chipped in on the offensive end. Kohler put up 11 points and Carberry scored nine points to help lead the Pioneers to a 79-70 win.
After inclement weather pushed back C.W. Post’s match up with St. Thomas Aquinas (4-14) from Wednesday to Thursday, the Pioneers had no problem cruising to yet another win. Bonneau and Co. dominated the Spartans 79-65, as the Pioneers stayed undefeated in their home court.
This game was an all-around good win for Post as four players scored in double figures. No one player dominated the ball, and the offense flowed nicely as a result. Tobin Carberry led the scoring for Post with 18 points on an impressive 8-11 shooting from the field. Bonneau and Kohler each had 16 points apiece. Kohler also added team-high nine rebounds. Senior forward Aaron Hall rounded out the scoring with 14 points for the Pioneers as they shot 53 % for the game.
The Pioneers’ next game is away against the University of Bridgeport (10-7) on Wednesday, February 2nd. The Purple Knights are presently in second place in East Coast Conference standings, behind the Pioneers. The last time these two rivals met was back on January 10th, when Post came out victorious with an 82-78 win at home. In this game, the Pioneers will look to make it eleven consecutive wins and pad their ECC lead in the standings.