Mastascusa's Career-High Powers Men's Basketball by Colby-Sawyer

Domenick Mastascusa

New London, NH --- 13 different WPI players dented the scoring column, including freshman Domenick Mastascusa (North Reading, MA), who registered a career-high 12 points, as the Engineers went on the road Tuesday evening and defeated Colby Sawyer 76-56 in a non-conference men's basketball contest.  

WPI, ranked No. 15 in the latest D3hoops.com Top 25, won its third straight road game to push its record to 7-0 for the third time overall and first time in six years for 11th-year head coach Chris Bartley.  Colby Sawyer sees its record even at 4-4. 

The Crimson and Gray a comfortable lead in the first half by holding Colby-Sawyer to just four field goals. The Engineers did most of their damage in the paint where they scored 28 of their 38 first half points. WPI also turned 10 Colby-Sawyer turnovers into 18 points. 

The Engineers shot 55.2% from the floor in the first and had their biggest lead of 22 at the break 38-16. 

Colby-Sawyer tried to chip away early in the second half, but every time they made a run WPI responded with a mini-spurt leading to its biggest edge of 26 at the 10:42 mark. The Chargers outscored WPI 40-38 in the second stanza and scored 14 points off 10 Engineer turnovers. 

Freshman Marco Coppola (Watertown, MA) led 13 WPI scorers with 15 points. He added a team best six rebounds. Mastascusa scored his 12 points off the bench, while senior Matt Carr (Somersworth, NH) was the third Engineer to reach double-figures with 11. 

Senior James Tobin (Brookline, N.H.) and junior Paul Holland (England, UK) each scored nine points to pace Colby-Sawyer. Freshman Mike Dias (Carver, MA) added eight points and a team best six rebounds. 

Colby-Sawyer wraps up the first semester with a pair of conference games this weekend against Thomas and the University of Maine-Farmington. WPI travels to Providence, RI on Thursday for a 7:00 pm tip at undefeated Rhode Island College. 

Release Courtesy Colby-Sawyer Sports Information