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Endicott Ignites In 100-59 Win At Curry; Daquan Sampson Reaches 1,000 Career Points

Photo by David Le
Photo by David Le

MILTON, Mass. Senior forward Daquan Sampson (Germantown, Md.) netted his 1,000th career point as the Endicott men's basketball team lit up the scoreboard with a 100-59 road victory against the Curry College Colonels in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play Wednesday night inside Katz Gymnasium.

Sampson became the 15th student-athlete in the history of the Endicott men's basketball team to eclipse the milestone as his layup with 15:54 remaining in the second half gave him 1,001 career points on his way to a 12-point, 10-rebound night in 17 minutes of action for his second double-double of the season. Sampson hit one more free throw seconds later to bring his total to 1,002 before making an exit at 15:26 to an ovation from his teammates.

The Gulls raced out to a 23-4 lead with 13:19 to play in the opening stanza thanks in part to a 14-0 run from 16:49 to 13:19 on the clock and increased that dominance to a 38-8 cushion with 8:50 to go to build a steady 52-29 advantage at halftime.

Freshman guard Keith Brown (Pelham, N.H.) set a new career-high in the first half alone as 17 of his game-high 20 points came in the opening frame off the bench.

Endicott scored a season-high 100 points for the team's first time reaching the triple digit club since the 2014 season when the Gulls registered a single-game program best 112 points at Castleton on March 5, 2014.


  • Endicott is 21-13 in the all-time series versus Curry.
  • The Gulls have won eight straight meetings with the Colonels, including a regular-season series sweep this season (W, 85-56 on 11/30/16).
  • Senior guard Max Motroni (West Warwick, R.I.) moved further into fifth all-time in career scoring with 1,282 career points as he finished with eight points tonight.
  • Sophomore forward Vinny Clifford (Danvers, Mass.) hit 5-of-8 from downtown as he chipped in a career-high 18 points off the bench.
  • The Gulls made a season-high 35 field goals, blocked a season-high seven shots, as well as grabbed 53 rebounds to tie their season-high (also against Curry on 11/30/16), in addition to a season-high 39 defensive rebounds.


  • The Colonels have now lost nine straight games.
  • Freshman guard Jared Thorpe-Johnson (Dorchester, Mass.) led Curry with a team-high 15 points.
  • Freshman guard Jordan George-Bellitti (Cambridge, Mass.) was also in double figures as he added 12 points.
  • Freshman forward Vertell Dunham (Jamaica, N.Y.) pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.


Endicott (14-4, 9-2 CCC) travels to Boston, Mass. to take on Wentworth in CCC play on Saturday, January 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Curry (1-17, 0-11 CCC) goes on the road at Salve Regina on Saturday, January 28 at 3:00 p.m.

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