BROCKTON, Mass. ---- Trey Jones (Mattapan) poured in a team-high 27 points and Mike Ward (Brockton) netted a career-best 14, but a slow start proved to be the difference as Massasoit fell to Bristol CC, 84-65, on Thursday.
Massasoit (5-7) fell behind 13-0 to start the game and later by as much as 24 points – 35-11 – before pulling within 11 at the break, 42-31.
Ward, who finished 7-of-9 from the floor, scored the first bucket in the second half, but Bristol followed with a 7-0 run and never looked back for the victory.
Jones made 12-of-16 foul shots en route to his 27 points and added two steals. Jahleel Moise (Brockton) scored five points, grabbed 10 boards and swatted six shots in the loss.
Leland Jackson (Brockton) chipped in with 10 points for the Warriors.
Bristol was led by Jerrell Gomes, who poured in a game-high 34 points for the Bees.
WHY MASSASOIT LOST: Massasoit fell behind big early and could not pull within single digits the rest of the night. Every run that the Warriors went on, the Bees answered.
STAT OF THE GAME: A total of 62 free throws were attempted in the game on Thursday. Bristol went 21-for-32 (65.6 percent) at the line, while Massasoit finished 18-of-30 (60 percent). In addition, five players fouled out of the game, including three from Massasoit.
NEXT UP: Massasoit hosts Navy Prep on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 4:30 p.m.