WESTFIELD, Mass. – Malik Pouncy scored 15 points and hit a pair of big second-half three pointers to help lead Westfield State to an 84-79 road win at Western New England College in Springfield on Tuesday evening.
Westfield trailed 41-34 at the half, but rallied to grab a 51-50 lead on Pouncy's first trifecta with 13:37 left in the game. Pouncy's triple with 8:56 extended the Owls' lead out to 68-60. Westfield would lead by as many as 10 points, 76-66 with 4:30 left in regulation, but WNE got three straight three-pointers from three different players, the last from Mike McGuire to clip the Owls lead down to 81-79 with 1:25 left in the game.
Westfield State improves to 2-2 with the win. The Owls will next host Emmanuel College on Saturday with a noon tip at the Woodward Center.