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Men's Basketball: St. Anselm makes a statement against FPU
The Hawks did just that, emphatically, on Saturday afternoon with a 90-85 win over Franklin Pierce of Rindge in Stoutenburgh Gym.
"There's a lot of good teams and I think we are one of them," he said.
"And I know St. Anselm is one of them. We'll see what happens."
The Hawks improved to 16-6 overall and moved in front of Franklin Pierce in the Northeast Division standings. St. Anselm holds down first place in the division at 14-4 and the Ravens are next at 13-5.
The Hawks, led by the shooting of Mallios that opened things up nicely, got off to a fast and furious start and then held off a second-half rally by the Ravens.
He hit a long jumper 2:20 into the game that was initially called a three-pointer, but was then changed to a two-pointer.
Junior guard Roy Mabrey (21 points) delivered a trey, Mallios hit a traditional three-point play and then nailed two treys of his own.
Junior forward Chris Santo (15 points) hit a three-pointer from the top of the key and senior John Nielsen contributed one from the left corner and St. Anselm had it up to 34-19 with 4:55 left in the first half.
Ellis Cooper (20 points) had six points to help the Ravens cut it to 43-32, but Santo and McCahey each hit a pair of free throws and Dominic Borelli tipped in a Mallios miss and the Hawks had the last six points of the half and a 49-32 advantage at the break.
The Ravens got as close as 69-67 with 8:58 left on a layup by Paul Becklens.
The Hawks never rattled and kept their composure and let them get no closer.
"To our credit, they caught up and basically we looked them in the eye and won an eight-minute game," Dickson said.