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Pace Men Fall to Southern New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Pace men’s basketball team rallied in the second half, but fell short in a 72-69 loss to  Southern New Hampshire in Northeast-10 Conference action Wednesday.

Pace fell to 8-8 overall and 6-6 in the NE-10, while the Penmen improve to 10-7 and 6-6 in conference play.

The Penmen built an early 15-6 lead early in the first half and the Setters answered with a 14-6 run to close to within one point at 21-20 late in the half. Southern New Hampshire used an 11-1 run to take a 32-21 lead with 3:40 left to play and took a 39-28 lead into the break.

The Setters opened the second half an 18-4 run and Denzel Primus-Devonish converted a three-pointer to play to put the Setters ahead 44-43 with 15:42 left in the game.  Pace added to its lead to pull ahead 56-48 midway through the half.

The Penmen recovered late in the second half and broke away from the Setters with a final 9-0 run, turning a 69-63 deficit into a 72-69 victory.

Primus-Devonish led the Setters with 20 points and three assists, while Keon Williams finished with 13 points and three rebounds.

The Setters are back in action on Saturday, hosting the Ravens of Franklin Pierce University at the Goldstein Fitness Center in a Northeast-10 Conference match-up at 3:30 pm.

From a report by John M. Tagliaferri/Director of Athletic Media Relations/Communications

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