Elisias lifts Bryant past Central Connecticut 80-76

NCAA Men's Basketball

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP)Hall Elisias had a career-high 25 points plus 10 rebounds as Bryant narrowly defeated Central Connecticut 80-76 on Wednesday night.

Elisias hit 9 of 11 shots. He added five blocks.

The game marked the Northeast Conference opener for both teams.

Adham Eleeda had 15 points for Bryant (5-7, 1-0 Northeast Conference). Peter Kiss added 12 points and eight rebounds. Charles Pride had 11 points and 12 rebounds.

After heading to the locker room at the half with a 40-31 lead, Bryant managed to hang on for the four-point victory despite being outscored by five points in the second half. The Blue Devils’ 45 points in the second half were a season high for the team.

Davonte Sweatman had 16 points for the Blue Devils (3-10, 0-1). Ian Krishnan added 14 points. Joe Ostrowsky had 14 points and seven assists.

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