WORCESTER, Mass. - The Worcester State University men's basketball team secured an 83-73 win over Lasell University Tuesday evening in non-conference action at John P. Brissette Court.
With the win, Worcester State improves to 3-6 overall on the season. The Lasers drop to 1-9.
Before the game, senior Tyler Dion (Barre, Mass.) was honored for reaching the 1,000-point plateau for his collegiate career. Dion scored nearly 600 points in two seasons at Nichols College before transferring to Worcester State prior to his junior year. Dion was presented with a special painted basketball to celebrate the achievement.
Four players finished in double figures for the victorious Lancers, led by junior Chris Cardoso (Jamaica Plain, Mass.), who finished with 23 points. Sixteen of Cardoso's 23 came in the second half of action.
Dion added on to his career total by pouring in 19 points, while also dishing out seven assists in the victory. Senior Erik Bjorn (Holden, Mass.) scored 12 points in the win, while sophomore Corey Olivier (Maynard, Mass.) scored 11.
Lasell got 23 points from junior guard Kevin Nunez, while the game's only double-double was earned by junior Kevin Vanderhorst, who finished with 21 points and 10 boards.
The contest ended with eight ties and eight lead changes, with all but two of the tied scores coming in the second half.
Worcester State will be back in action on January 2, hosting Roger Williams at 4 p.m.